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PGA Associate Acceptable Progress Policy

It's Important for PGA Associates to Stay on Track

Acceptable Progress (note: does not apply to students enrolled in the PGA Professional Golf Management University Program)  in the PGA PGM Program is defined by successful completion of each Level and matriculation into the subsequent Level. Check your status by clicking here.

Successful Completion of Level 1 - Two years (24 months) from Level 1 Start Date

Level 1 Testing must be successfully completed within two years of the Level 1 Start Date. If the Level 1 Testing is not successfully completed within two years of the Level 1 Start Date, the associate is put on suspension until the Level 1 Testing is completed. If the Level 1 Testing is not completed within four years of the Level 1 Start Date, the associate is terminated. After termination, if the Level 1 Testing is completed within six years of the Level 1 Start Date, the former associate may re-register and continue in the PGA PGM Program. If not completed within six years, the former associate may request early termination of Acceptable Progress or must wait until eight years past the Level 1 Start Date to re-register and must complete the PGA PGM Program in its entirety.

Successful Completion of Level 2 – within Two years (24 months) from Level 2 Start Date

Level 2 Testing must be successfully completed within two years of the Level 2 Start Date. If the Level 2 Testing is not successfully completed within two years of the Level 2 Start Date, the associate is put on suspension until the Level 2 Testing is completed. If the Level 2 Testing is not completed within four years of the Level 2 Start Date, the associate is terminated. After termination, if the Level 2 Testing is completed within eight years of the Level 1 Start Date, the former associate may re-register and continue in the PGA PGM Program, however, Level 3 Testing and election to membership must occur within eight years of the Level 1 Start date. If not, the former associate must wait until eight years past the Level 1 Start date to re-register and must complete the PGA PGM Program in its entirety.

Successful Completion of Level 3 and Election to PGA Membership – within Eight years (96 months) from the Level 1 Start Date

Level 3 Testing and election to PGA Membership must be successfully accomplished within eight years of the Level 1 Start Date. If the associate is not elected within eight years of the Level 1 Start Date, the associate is terminated from the program and must complete the PGA PGM Program again in its entirety, including passing the PAT.

Note: Individuals who have not successfully completed their Testing requirement at the end of their 2-year suspension period will be terminated from the associate program.

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