Assistant Superintendent Certificate Series

The Assistant Superintendent Certificate Series is composed of certificates covering key competency areas of:

  • Agronomy
  • Business
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Environmental Management/Best Management Practices

The certificates are golf-centric, available to GCSAA members and non-members, and can be completed in any order. It is strongly recommended that an assistant superintendent has at least two years of work experience before beginning any of the ASCS certificates. However, the certificates are available to all and not limited to assistants.

The Principles of Golf Course Agronomy Certificate is earned by completing the Principles of Golf Course Agronomy exam. This is an online, open-book exam and does not require a proctor. Candidates will have three hours to take the exam, which is administered in two sections. A five-minute break will be offered between part 1 and part 2.

Requirements for taking the exam:

You will need a computer with internet access and a printer. If you are using a laptop, you will also need a mouse to effectively use the drag and drop features on the exam.

You will be able to print a Certificate of Completion after successfully passing the exam.

Exam fees are:

  • $40 for GCSAA members
  • $60 for non-members

You will have two attempts with each purchase of the exam.

Refer to the complimentary study guide to help you prepare for the exam.

Access to exam portal

GCSAA members

Non-members

The Principles of Golf Course Business Certificate is earned by completing the Principles of Golf Course Business exam. This is an online, open book exam and does not require a proctor. Candidates will have three hours to take the exam, which is administered in two sections. A five-minute break will be offered between part 1 and part 2.

Requirements for taking the exam:

You will need a computer with internet access and a printer. If you are using a laptop, you will also need a mouse to effectively use the drag and drop features on the exam.

You will be able to print a Certificate of Completion after successfully passing the exam.

Exam fees are:

  • $40 for GCSAA members
  • $60 for non-members

You will have two attempts with each purchase of the exam.

Refer to the complimentary study guide to help you prepare for the exam.

Access to exam portal

GCSAA members

Non-members

The Leadership and Communication Certificate will be developed in 2018. Check back here or watch for the debut of this certificate in GCSAA’s communication and social media outlets.

The Environmental Management/BMP Certificate will be developed in 2018. Check back here or watch for the debut of this certificate in GCSAA’s communication and social media outlets.

Congratulations to the following members who completed a certificate in the first quarter of 2018:

  • Kolby Armbruster
  • Travis Brown
  • Jeff Burgess
  • Matthew Carmeci
  • Nick Carothers
  • Andrew Charcandy
  • Matthew Claunch
  • Liam Doherty
  • Jason Dziabel
  • Jackson Edwards
  • Victor Faconti
  • Josh Frye
  • Conner Galea
  • Bob Herr
  • Ryan Hull
  • Daryl Jantzen
  • Ryan Jarrett
  • Justin Jurczyk
  • Matt Kolcun
  • Matthew Legg
  • Michael Miracle
  • Ross Niewola
  • Christopher Notestine
  • Michael Otstot
  • Conrad Pannkuk
  • David Phillips
  • Michael Radermacher
  • Tyler Robb
  • Michael Sanders
  • Marty Savage
  • Casey Sheehan
  • John Stitcher
  • Tom Taylor
  • Reed Warman
  • Robert Williams