About conference seminars

Seminar format

Full-day seminars typically begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., and six-hour seminars are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Half-day seminars are either 8 a.m.- noon, or 1-5 p.m. Two-hour seminars are scheduled in a variety of time blocks during the day.

Seminar fees

The price for each seminar is listed with its description. The fees cover a seminar manual, beverage service, and lunch unless otherwise noted.


To register for a conference seminar, you must fill out an official conference registration form, available in the registration section of the Golf Industry Show website (November - February). Your registration can be submitted online, or by fax or mail.

Education points

One education point is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program. Education points are required for application to Class A membership and the certification program, as well as for renewal of these designations.

Taking and passing a seminar exam is no longer the criteria for receiving GCSAA education points. To have education points recorded, an attendance evaluation/form must be completed electronically three weeks after the seminar. No service points will be awarded for GCSAA seminars.

  • Two-hour seminar: 0.2 education points
  • Half-day seminar: 0.35 education points
  • Six-hour seminar: 0.55 education points
  • Full-day seminar: 0.7 education points


Some GCSAA instructors may either require or strongly recommend a textbook for the seminars they teach. If you are participating in one of these seminars, you may bring your own copy, borrow one, or purchase one from the GCSAA Store.

Dress code

The appropriate dress for a GCSAA seminar is casual business attire (slacks and collared shirts for men, similar attire for women, jackets are recommended).


Seminar certificates are mailed upon request only. You may indicate your request for a certificate on the back side of the attendance/evaluation form during the seminar or contact at 800-472-7878 four to six weeks following the seminar to request your seminar certificate.