GCSAA Class A and Certification point chart

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GCSAA Class A and Certification Point Chart
Point Sources COS
Section
Point Values Maximums Verified Recorded
Education points

Chapter meetings with education (must be pre-approved)

1.1.1

0.1 per hour

  Education pt. affidavit

By entering 'event' code

Non-GCSAA education programs (Approved by GCSAA)

1.1.2

0.1 per hour

 

By entering 'event' code

GCSAA Seminars, Correspondence & Online Courses

1.1.3

0.1 per hour***

Completion of evaluation

As occurs

Teaching seminars - golf course management related

1.1.4.1

0.15 per hour or 1.5 per semester hour, max 2.0; 6.0 max for certification

2.0 per cycle for Class A and 6.0 per cycle for CGCS

Application for  education points and letter from sponsor

As occurs

Teaching college course - golf course management related

1.1.4.2

1.5 per semester credit hour

2.0 per cycle for Class A and 6.0 per cycle for CGCS

Application for  education points and letter from sponsor

 

College credit hrs.- golf course management related classes

1.1.5

1.5 per semester credit hour

 

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As occurs

Self Assessment Tool

1.1.6

0.5 per completed PDR

0.5 per cycle

By GCSAA

As occurs, once/cycle

GCSAA Education Conference Attendance

1.1.8

1.5 per year (Full pack registrants only)

 

By GCSAA

As occurs

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

1.1.9

0.1 per hour of class (Certification or re-certification)

0.7 per cycle

CPR affidavit

As occurs

First Aid

1.1.10

0.1 per hour of class (Certification or re-certification)

0.7 per cycle

First Aid affidavit

As occurs

Certification Attestor (CGCS Only) 1.1.11 0.5 per visit   By GCSAA As occurs
Certification Portfolios Judging (CGCS Only) 1.1.12 0.5 per portfolio judged   By GCSAA As occurs

GCSAA Board Strategic Planning Sessions

1.1.13

1.0 per hour

 

By GCSAA

As occurs

Service points
Point Sources COS
Section
Point Values   Verified Recorded

Giving informative speech / speaker at Nat'l Conference

2.1.1

0.25 per presentation - per cycle

 

Service pt. affidavit / GCSAA

As occurs

National Committee / Task Group / Advisory Panel / Resource Group

2.1.2

0.5 per year per committee / group / panel

 

By GCSAA

At completion of service

GCSAA Board of Directors

2.1.3

1.0 per year

 

By GCSAA

At completion of service

Chapter Board service

2.1.4 

0.5 per year

 

By GCSAA

At completion of service

Allied / golf / turf / First Tee board service

2.1.5

0.5 per year

 0.5 per year
Service pt. affidavit
At completion of service

Chapter / allied / golf / turf committee member (non BOD)

2.1.6

0.25 per committee

 0.5 per year. 1/25 per Class A cycle and 2.5 per CGCS cycle

At completion of service

Annual Chapter Delegates Meeting attendance 2.1.7 0.5 per year   By GCSAA As occurs

Published education articles in trade or chapter publication

2.1.8.1

0.25 per article - not GCM

 

Once published

Published education article in GCM 2.1.8.2 0.5 per article in GCM   Service pt. affidavit

Once published

Completion of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for GC 2.1.9 1.0 per initial certification and 0.25 per recertification 1.5 per renewal cycle

As occurs

Individual participation in ACSP for Schools

2.1.10

0.5 per school

 

As occurs

Completion of Audubon Signature Program

2.1.11 

2.0 initial certification and 0.25 per recertification

 3.0 per renewal cycle

As occurs

Completion of a state environmental-stewardship program

2.1.12

0.5 points for initial certification and .25 points for recertification

 1.0 per renewal cycle
Service pt. affidavit
As occurs

Technical Assistance Network (TAN) Mentor

2.1.13 

0.75 per facility

 

As occurs

Chapter meetings without approved education

2.1.14

0.1 per meeting

 

As occurs

Completion of a GCSAA 'designated' Survey 2.1.15 0.25 points per each completed survey   By GCSAA At completion of survey

Community Service (non-paid, voluntary)

2.1.16

0.1 per 5 hours

 1.0 per cycle for Class A and 2.0 per cycle for CGCS

As occurs

Superintendent Research Panel 2.1.17 0.25 points for initial sign-up on panel 0.25 By GCSAA As occurs
Approved 'case study' or 'BMP' for EDGE 2.1.18 0.25 points   By GCSAA Once published

Media Interview related to golf course management

2.1.19

0.25 per interview

  Service pt. affidavit

As occurs

Provide assistance to another golf facility

2.1.20

0.25 per event/activity

 

For service pt. affidavit contact R. Scott Woodhead

As occurs

Participation in environmental advocacy activities

2.1.21

0.25 per event/activity

 

For service pt. affidavit contact R. Scott Woodhead

As occurs

Upon obtaining Class A status, renewal is required every five year. In addition to fulfilling the IPM Competency, Class A members are required to obtain a total of 5.0 points, with a minimum of 2.0 education points, in order to maintain Class A status. The remaining 3.0 points can be derived from a combination of education and service points. Only points attained during the time that your Class A status is 'active', will count towards your Class A renewal requirements.

See the Class A Code of Standards (COS) for more detailed information on point values.

All education points and service points must be earned within the renewal period to be applicable toward renewal.

All CGCS's, in addition to fulfilling the IPM Competency, are required to either attain 15 total points, of which a minimum of 5.0 must be education points; or, successfully complete the written examination, plus attain 5.0 points, with a minimum of 2.0 education points. All points must be earned within their five-year CGCS renewal cycle.

** See Class A / CGCS Code of Standards (COS) for more detailed information on point values. One education point is equal to 10 hours of classroom study. The Class A is available here. Copies can also be requested by calling 800-472-7878.

*** Credit can be received for attending the same on-site seminar more than once within a five-year renewal cycle. Credit will NOT be awarded for repeating correspondence / self study courses (unless the course has been revised or updated).

Attendance at chapter events can be reported by an individual or by a chapter (on his/her behalf). In most cases, reporting will be available online (at www.gcsaa.org). Education and/or service point affidavits can also be mailed or faxed to GCSAA at 785-832-3643. Providing false information constitutes a breach of the GCSAA Code of Ethics. Random audits will be conducted by GCSAA.

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