PGA of Canada
Class "A" Core Requirements:
- 3 year Business Diploma or PGM Diploma or a University Degree with a Business major and,
- PGA of Canada Core Competency Golf Modules
- University Degree other than Business or 2 year Diploma in any discipline,
- 1 year Business Certificate from an accredited college or the Golf Management Institute of Canada online Diploma,
- and PGA of Canada Core Competency Golf Modules
Work experience component must be obtained by working within the Golf Industry. A Candidate for Membership must obtain a minimum of 3,000 hours of relevant workplace time during their training. Current PGA of Canada categories will be accepted. All other positions must be approved by the National “Membership Committee. All Candidates for Membership will be required to work in the golf industry until Class “A” status is obtained.
Completion of Core Competency Modules including:
- Golf Operations & Club Services
- Turf Management
- Tournament Operations & Event Planning
- Retail Management
- Food & Beverage
Candidate is required to work closely with qualified PGA of Canada Class “A” Professionals.
Evaluated based on the demonstration of knowledge through preparation of an independent research project.
Teaching & Coaching Certification Program (TCCP)
All Candidates for Membership must obtain certified status in Instructor Beginner and Instructor Intermediate Golfers contexts to obtain their Class “A” status.
Rules of Golf
Successful completion ... Level II Golf Canada “Rules of Golf”.
Successful completion of the PGA of Canada recognized club-fitting program.
Class “A” Member (Recognized Certification)
Upon becoming a Class “A” Member of the PGA of Canada, our members will be encouraged to gain specific Certifications relative to their desired career path to increase opportunities and employability within the golf industry.
Class “A” Members with Certifications will be expected to be current and this can be achieved through continued Professional Development. Maintaining your Certification will require regular upgrading through a form of testing and/or seminars. Any new developments within your Certification will be presented and demonstration of your knowledge will be required.
Certifications have been identified and the requirements are minimums. All Certificate, Diploma or Degree Programs must be pre-approved by the PGA of Canada.
Class “A” Certifications include: