Certification Programs

Proponent Members’ Rating for this certification program:

  • Percentage of members who have completed this program:   43
  • Percentage of certified members who said this program “significantly added to their teaching skill set”:   56
  • Percentage of certified members who said this program “somewhat or strongly enhanced their reputation”:   82
  • Percentage of certified members who said this program was a good or outstanding value versus cost:   92

What:  A U.S. Kids Golf Instructor is recognized as an expert in teaching golf to kids age 12 and under. Each instructor uses an established curriculum that features game-based learning methods and play on a scaled golf course.

What are the requirements to become a Certified Instructor?

  • Attend a Certified Instructor seminar.
  • Pass the Certified Instructors test online.
  • Pass the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach test online.
  • Open a U.S. Kids Golf Account.
  • Use the U.S. Kids Golf Learning Program booklets as a part of your curriculum.
  • Install the Family Course at your facility within two years of Certification or have access to a golf course that offers the Family Course or U.S. Kids Golf recommended yardages.
  • A $95 fee will be assessed each January following the Certified Instructor Seminar date.
Covered during the seminar:
  • Analysis of golf participation and programs vs. other youth sports.
  • “Scaling” of the following elements for youth: Equipment, The Golf Course, Competition, Instruction.
  • Parental involvement and introduction to the “Positive Coaching Alliance”.
  • High-quality instruction focusing on fun and achievement while teaching fundamentals.
  • Introduction to golf-specific games to serve as a key component in instruction.

When/Where:  Virtual classes for the next few months.  Virtual registration is $95 for US and $125 for International.

Continuing Education:  Earn 8 MSR credits, completion of the PCA test earn 2 MSR credits.

Cost:  $195 for registrations submitted before two weeks of the seminar date. $245 for registrations submitted within two weeks of the date of the seminar.  Special discounts are offered for professionals registering from the same facility.  To receive the $20 discount per registration, send an email to coach@uskidsgolf.com to receive a code that can be entered upon checkout.  Active Certified Coaches who have paid the annual renewal can attend a seminar for a discounted rate. Please contact coach@uskidsgolf.com to receive the discount code.

Contact:  For questions or comments please contact playandlearn@uskidsgolf.com, call 888-387-5437, or go online www.uskidsgolf.com.