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.

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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

To help you achieve a positive outcome on this exam, GCSAA is hosting a webinar series that will cover the competencies the exam will address. Learn more and enroll today.

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.

GCSAA and Koch Turf & Ornamental congratulate the following members who completed a certificate in the third quarter of 2018:

  • Kurt Beatty
  • Fergus Butt
  • Nick Capozzi
  • Frank Carpenito
  • Zachary Caudillo
  • John Collins
  • Clint Connard
  • Hunter Dorsey
  • Thomas Gates
  • Dillan Jones
  • John Lee
  • Derick Mara
  • Anthony Minniti
  • Riley Mullins
  • Scott Musser
  • Anthony Paoletti
  • Stuart Penoff
  • Carter Rockwell
  • Kasey Schmitt
  • Andrew Street
  • Brian Woods