PGA of America

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:

  • PGA Specialist in selected Career Path
  • PGA Member employed for five (5) years in selected Career Path
  • Complete online coursework, fulfill required credentials, advise three (3) PGA Specialists and complete Capstone for selected Career Path

Once Certification is achieved, members are encouraged to continue their education in the Master Professional Program. This program is The PGA of America’s highest designation, and is comprised of an extensive project based on the 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

Click here to see a list of Certified Professionals