Climbing the Ladder to Success through the GCSAA Certification Program 

GCSAA offers golf course superintendents a professional certification program enabling them to be recognized for their superior levels of achievement in golf course management. The professional designation (CGCS) Certified Golf Course Superintendent is bestowed upon those who voluntarily meet the stringent requirements. This designation is the most widely recognized in the golf industry and the highest level of recognition to be achieved. View a listing of those currently certified through GCSAA’s Certification Program, as well as those with CGCS Retired status. Approximately 25% of GCSAA Class A members are certified golf course superintendents (CGCS).

What does it take to become certified?

Inherently, it does take time to reach this level of recognition. The process encourages you to begin preparing early in your career by self-assessing your competencies and setting a plan in motion for your continuing education.

Want to learn more?

We have a webcast to help you get started. Learn more about Tips in Working Toward Certification by viewing a webcast developed to help get you started.

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