Arranging an Amateur Combat Sport Event

To hold an amateur kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai or pankration event in the Province of British Columbia, you must:

  • Have a valid BC Promoter Registration; and
  • Have (or work with someone who holds) a valid BC Matchmaker Registration; and
  • Have a valid Event Permit issued by the BC Athletic Commissioner.

To apply for an event permit, registered promoters must complete the online application form at least 60 days in advance of any planned professional boxing or MMA event.

Applications will not be reviewed until all of the required information has been submitted. The event permit is only valid for a single event and is not transferable.

If an event permit is issued, there are additional requirements that must be met in order to hold the event. These include such things as (but not limited to):

  • Holding third party event insurance
  • Providing security plans
  • Providing medical plans
  • Providing performance bonds

Please note: An event permit may be cancelled by the Commissioner if full disclosure is not made or where it has been determined after a Permit has been issued that the answers on your application were incomplete or incorrect. Therefore, you should provide the Office of the BC Athletic Commissioner (BCAC) the details of any changes to the information provided in your promoter registration application.

You may also be required to obtain permits or licences from the municipality that you intend to hold the event in, as well as from the police and fire services. It is your responsibility to contact these offices to ascertain their requirements and to comply with them. You are advised to contact them 60 days in advance of your intended event date.

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Amateur Event Permit Start Application
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AMATEUR
Contestant
Official / Room Supervisor
Promoter / Matchmaker
Event Permit
PROFESSIONAL
Contestant / Second
Official / Room Supervisor
Promoter / Matchmaker
Event Permit