Education and service points
Education points help you obtain or maintain Class A status. Service points may be used to renew your Class A status. Find out what type of activities qualify for points with the Education and Golf-Centric Service Points chart.
Education points are earned through approved education opportunities. You receive .10 points per educational contact hour, which means 10 hours equals one point. Points can be earned through a variety of educational opportunities, including seminars, live webcasts, On Demand webcasts and self-study courses. You can also receive points from programs offered by local chapters, regional conferences, state pesticide recertification seminars and other external educational opportunities. Or you can earn additional education points by writing articles, participating in Audubon Cooperative programs and state environmental programs, as well for CPR and First Aid training. You can start earning education points toward the requirements for Class A status anytime, even as an assistant or student.
Golf-centric service points
Service points, which can be applied toward renewal requirements, are earned for association, civic and chapter service/activities in in addition to other activities including, but not limited to, giving an informational speech or participating in a media interview, volunteering agronomic/environmental expertise to another golf course or sports facility, completing surveys and participating in the GCSAA National Championships.
Recording your points
Both education and service points will automatically be recorded when you participate in any GCSAA educational programs and activities. If necessary, use this affidavit to apply for credit for any other education or service points.