Certification Programs

What: PGA of America offers 3 Levels of Education / Certification.

1 – Specialized Professional Program

  • Must be a PGA Member.
  • Must complete education courses customized to your career path (Teaching and Coaching, Golf Operations, or Executive Management).
  • Complete 10 elective courses from 100.
  • Submit Capstone Project.


2 – Certified Professional Program

  • Must complete Specialized Program first.
  • 5 years of PGA Membership.
  • 5 years of experience in your job on selected career path.
  • Earn 250 career path hours.
  • Serve as an advisor to 3 members in the Specialized Program.
  • Submit Capstone Project.


3 – Master Professional Program

  • Must complete Specialized Professional Program and the Certified Professional Program.
  • 10 years of PGA Membership.
  • 10 years of job experience on your selected career path.
  • Serve as advisor to 5 members in the Certified Professional Program.
  • Submit Capstone Project.

When/Where:  Online.

Cost:  $350 for Specialized Professional Program. No information on the other two programs at the time this was posted.

Contact:  For more information PGA members should go online to www.pga.org