Class A eligibility

Formal education + golf course superintendent experience + continuing education = 20 points plus proof of possessing a valid pesticide license

Class A logo for pages

Step one is to identify your level of formal education, which determines the minimum number of years of experience as a golf course superintendent that you must have. Each level of formal education has a value assigned to it.

After reviewing the Class A Sliding Scale for Eligibility, if you have met the minimum number of years of experience based on your level of formal education; by adding the point value associated with your formal education and your years of experience, you will be able to determine how many, if any,education points you must attain/document in order to have a total of 20 points or more. The education points can be from sessions/seminars that you took previously or that you will take in the future.

You must also provide proof of possessing a valid pesticide license/certification or pass the GCSAA IPM Exam.

Class A Sliding Scale for Eligibility

Verify your requirements

To confirm your level of formal education, please provide GCSAA with an official transcript from the school/university you attended showing the level of formal education you have completed.

Transcripts can be sent to:
GCSAA Membership Department
1421 Research Park Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66049-3858