Pesticide License or
GCSAA IPM Exam Requirement

This requirement was developed to demonstrate the commitment that golf course superintendents have to environmental stewardship. While not every golf course superintendent applies chemicals, it was agreed that all Class A members should have a basic understanding of the concepts related to this competency.

Two options are available to document this requirement:

1. Provide a copy of your state pesticide license or

2. Successfully complete a GCSAA-developed IPM Exam. This exam will test on the basic principles of safe pesticide storage, disposal and application. The exam and its study materials are currently available for a $40 test fee and can be taken as an online exam. Order online now or contact us at 800-472-7878.

After you enroll, you will have access to the study guide right away. You can print this material or view it online. The exam is 100 true/false and multiple-choice questions. It is divided into two sections of equal length that you can complete independently.

The GCSAA Integrated Pest Management Study Manual, along with other reference materials of your choice, may be used during the examination. The use of a pocket calculator is also permitted. You may not solicit help from other outside agencies such as members or superintendents in completing the exam.

The score for each section of the exam will be e-mailed to GCSAA. You will be notified of your score by e-mail within five business days. You can also contact us if you have questions at any time.