The following outlines the process an individual must go through in becoming a Class A Member of the PGA of Canada.
Step 1 Apply
All individuals must register themselves using the online Application Form at www.pgaofcanada.com. The Application Fee is $300.
This process applies to all previous applications for Membership made by an individual.
Please note: The minimum age requirement for all Applicants is 18 years of age or older at the time of the application. The minimum education requirement is for all Applicants to possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Step 2 Playing Ability Test
The Applicant will receive immediate notification from the PGA of Canada regarding the status of their application. Once it has been approved and the PGA of Alberta has received a notification of its completion, the Applicant will then be sent the PAT Package. This package will include information and the registration form for each PAT. This form must be submitted into the PGA of Alberta prior to the deadline in order to be registered for the event. The Playing Ability Test Fee is $275
Once the Applicant has submitted their registration form into the PGA of Alberta they must declare which PAT they are attempting on the PGA of Canada website (must log in as a member).
To see if you qualify for a PAT Exemption view this link: http://www.pgaofcanada.com/membership/index.aspx?l=0,1,46,1865,1876
Please note: all other requests for PAT Exemptions are reviewed by the Membership Committee and they determine whether or not an exemption is granted. Exemptions are honored for 3 seasons from the date received. For example if an exemption was granted based on a score from an event in 2012, that exemption is valid for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 golf seasons.
Step 3 Background Check
All applicants must complete the online Orientationand Background Check. The Background Check Fee is $25 plus tax.
Please note: It is the applicant's responsibility to complete the independent background check process in its entirety. This process takes just a few minutes and approval can be received within a few hours. Upon receiving approval, the Applicant is required to print the identity confirmation form and fax the completed form to the appropriate centre.
Step 4 Candidate for Membership Package
Within thirty days of successfully completing the Playing Ability Test, the Applicant will be required to submit their signed application for Membership along with their dues for the balance of the year.
Following the completion of Step 4, the Applicant is accepted into the PGA of Canada as a CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP.
PGA of Alberta Orientation
At the end of every season, Applicants are provided with an opportunity to attend a Zone Orientation to address any questions with respect to their Membership Application.