Certified Professional
Certified Professional Program
Certification Requirements
Certification Process

Certified Professional Program

The Certified Professional Program is an online, career-enhancing educational curriculum that supports the goals of PGA Members who are committed to continuously improving their business and teaching skills to meet the increasing demands of the golf industry. This online approach ensures "on-demand" access when your schedule permits, while reducing time and travel costs associated with traditional classes.

The program offers three certifications:

  • Executive Management
  • Golf Operations
  • Teaching & Coaching

Requirements of the Certified Professional Program include:

  • Select your career path.
  • Complete all assigned reading and course work. The courses to complete will be listed once a career path is selected.
  • Submit a paper that summarizes the impact and enhanced performance gained on the job as a result of your training and development.
  • Complete a project that focuses around learning outcomes that support the certification of your choice.
  • All PGA Members will be able to complete the Certified Program once they have been a member employed in their career path for at least five (5) years, except for class F Members. Class F Members may purchase the CPP library and complete courses, but cannot become Certified until after transfer out of Class F.

Once Certification is achieved, members are encouraged to continue their education in the PGA Master Professional Program. This program is the PGA of America's highest designation and is comprised of an extensive project based on specific certification previously acquired. PGA Professionals must have 10 years of PGA Membership to achieve PGA Master Professional status.

If you would like to speak with someone in the Education Department directly, please call (866) 866-3382, option 6 or you may email PGAMEMBEREDU@pgahq.com.

Click here to begin the steps toward PGA Certification.