EMCP Level 1

Training and skills recognition for equipment managers and technicians

Equipment Management Certificate Program Level 1 is a series of exams designed to demonstrate proficiency in key competency areas related to turf equipment. This certificate program is available to any and all turf equipment technicians regardless of whether you work for a golf course.

The program is made up of eight exams covering the key competency areas of:

  • cutting units
  • drivetrain systems
  • electrical systems
  • engine technology
  • hydraulic systems
  • metalworking and fabrication
  • spray systems
  • fundamentals of turfgrass operations

You can choose to take one exam or work to complete the entire program by successfully completing all eight exams in any order.

Become a GCSAA member to save on EMCP

GCSAA members can save up to $200 over the non-member price when they complete all eight exams, which more than pays for the $115 annual membership dues for an equipment manager. But EMCP savings is just one of the many ways you can grow your career by becoming a GCSAA Equipment Manager member. Learn more about free education, career resources, professional connections and exclusive benefits like healthcare insurance access that come with being a GCSAA member.


This exam is a closed book, online exam. You will need a computer with internet access and a printer to take the exam. If you are using a laptop, we highly recommend you also use a mouse.


  • cutting units: 47 questions (90 minutes)
  • drivetrain systems: 30 questions (60 minutes)
  • electrical systems: 30 questions (60 minutes)
  • engine technology: 60 questions (120 minutes)
  • hydraulic systems: 30 questions (60 minutes)
  • metalworking and fabrication: 30 questions (60 minutes)
  • spray systems: 30 questions (60 minutes)
  • fundamentals of turfgrass operations: 30 questions (60 minutes)


  • GCSAA member = $40 per exam
  • Non-members of GCSAA = $60 per exam

With each purchase of the exam, you will have two attempts to successfully pass that exam. If you have not passed after these two attempts, you will need to purchase the exam again. 

After successfully passing an exam, you will be able to print a certificate of achievement. 

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Each exam has study materials available in a printed or electronic format. You can choose which format works best for you. The study guides include instructional materials, competencies, testing objectives and sample questions. While the study guides are useful resources in preparing to take the exams, they are not required reading and should not be interpreted as the sole resource for preparing for the exams. (If you purchased a EMCP study guide in the last year, there is no need to purchase a new EMCP study guide.)

Purchase study guides.

You’ve heard about the eight exams that make up Level 1 of the EMCP, but did you know GCSAA now has courses to help you have a positive result when you take the tests? Seminars held at GIS were recorded, edited and are now available On Demand in the Learning Hub.

Following are sample clips to give you an idea of what the full recordings are like:

Electrical and DriveTrain sample

Sprayer and Metalwork sample

These and other EMCP prep courses are available as a free member benefit. Check out this category of On Demands in the catalog.

GCSAA and Foley Company congratulate the following members who completed the EMCP Level 1:


  • Terry Appel, equipment manager at Overbrook Golf Club in Bryn Mawr, Penn.
  • Rafael Arteaga Vega, equipment manager at Reynolds Lake Oconee, in Greensboro, Ga.
  • Kody Bigelow, equipment manager at Shanty Creek in Bellaire, Mich.
  • Joseph Billingham, Sr., equipment manager at Winters Run Golf Club in Bel Air, Md.
  • Ryan Deering, equipment manager at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Jonathan Deierlein, equipment manager at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y.
  • Cole Delgman, equipment manager at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Matthew Dell, parks & open space equipment technician with the Town of Frederick, Frederick, Colo.
  • Jerris Gelder, equipment manager at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.
  • Allen Grafton, equipment manager at Manito Golf & Country Club in Spokane, Wash.
  • Eli Greenslit, equipment technician at TPC Colorado in Berthoud, Colo.
  • Jeff Gustafson, equipment manager at Maroon Creek Club in Aspen, Colo.
  • Sean Hart, head equipment technician at Mill Ridge Golf Course in Chester, N.S., Canada
  • Alan Herbert, Jr., assistant equipment manager at Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
  • Wade Huesman, assistant superintendent/equipment manager at River Oaks Municipal Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Minn.
  • Christopher Hyman, equipment manager at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor, N.Y.
  • Chris Kelly, first assistant equipment technician at Copper Point Golf Club in Invermere, B.C., Canada
  • Nicholas Kozuszko, equipment manager at Maple Downs Golf & Country Club in Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada
  • Kenneth Landman, Jr., equipment manager at Butler Country Club in Butler, Penn.
  • Joseph Lingenfelter, equipment manager at Estes Park Golf Course in Estes Park, Colo.
  • Paul Mahowald, assistant equipment technician at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Abraham Montez, equipment manager at The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Jesse Ortiz, equipment manager at Old Edwards Club, LLC in Highlands, N.C.
  • Nichole Parker, assistant superintendent at Mill Ridge Golf Course in Chester, N.S., Canada
  • Luis Terrazas, equipment manager at Granite Bay Golf Club in Granite Bay, Calif.
  • Alex Tessman, equipment manager at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
  • Trent Weber, equipment manager at The Kirtland Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio
  • Brandon Wiggins, equipment manager at River Forest Golf Club in Forsyth, Ga.


  • Martin Boersma, equipment manager at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga.
  • Jamie Christie, equipment manager at Dumbarnie Golf Links in Fife, Scotland
  • Reyes Colbourne, equipment manager at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Kyle Craciunoiu, equipment technician at Medinah 2 Course at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
  • Brack Crouch, equipment manager at Talisker Club at Tuhaye in Kamas, Utah
  • Christopher Fogg, equipment manager at The Richmond Golf Club in London, England
  • Jason Goebel, equipment manager at Voyager Village Golf Club in Danbury, Wis.
  • Guy Gunning, equipment manager at Ridge Course at Mulligans Golf and Game in South Jordan, Utah
  • Wes Grizzard, equipment manager at The Chimneys in Winder, Ga.
  • Espen Hellevik, maintenance employee at Bellevue Golf Course in Bellevue, Wash.
  • Mitchell Hunt, equipment manager at Traverse City Country Club in Traverse City, Mich.
  • Vince Jacovetty, equipment manager at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa.
  • Christopher Johnson Jr., equipment manager at Jupiter Island Club in Hobe Sound, Fla.
  • Tate Johnson, assistant equipment manager at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Park, Wash.
  • Chad Kintzer, equipment manager at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Nick Klinkhammer, assistant superintendent at Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, Minn.
  • Tanner Knudsen, equipment manager at North Oaks Golf Club in North Oaks, Minn.
  • Michael Laterza, equipment manager at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • William Ledford, equipment technician at River Bend Golf Club in Shelby, N.C.
  • Joseph Maddox, assistant equipment manager at Talbot Country Club in Easton, Md.
  • Haas Mengloi, equipment manager at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla.
  • Bradley Miller, equipment manager at Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson, Wy.
  • Mark Petrie Jr., assistant superintendent at The Creek Club in Locust Valley, N.Y.
  • Kevin Riley, equipment manager at Teugega Country Club in Rome, N.Y.
  • Jordan Roth, equipment manager at Champions Run in Omaha, Neb.
  • Jeremy Ruplinger, equipment manager at Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Fond Du Lac, Wis.
  • Luis Santiago, assistant equipment manager at Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spay at Wyndham Grand Resort in Rio Grande, P.R.
  • Troy Schneider, equipment manager at The Landings Club Plantation and Palmetto Courses in Savannah, Ga.
  • Jason Shepherd, equipment manager Bon-Air Country Club in Glen Rock, Pa.
  • Michael Smethurst, equipment manager at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pa.
  • Zachary Spence, assistant equipment manager at The Landings Club Plantation and Palmetto Courses in Savannah, Ga.
  • Michael Stachowicz, equipment manager at Green Bay Country Club in Green Bay, Wis.
  • Philip Taylor, equipment manager at The Golf Club at Black Rock in Coeur D Alene, Idaho
  • Timothy Travis, equipment manager at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Mich.
  • Evan Wallace, equipment manager at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Jonathan Watson II, equipment manager at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Wellington, Fla.
  • Zach Williams, equipment manager at Pinehurst Resort # 9 in Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Clint Willoughby, owner Par Driven in Newark, Del.


  • Brandon Andelt, equipment manager at Stone Creek Golf Course in Omaha, Neb.
  • Evan Bertke, equipment manager at Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Evan Bluhm, equipment manager at Spring Lake Country Club in Spring Lake, Mich.
  • Nicholas Bonasoro, equipment manager at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Mass.
  • Kristofer Bonilla, student at Florida International University in Miami, Fla.
  • Matthew Caine, equipment manager at Plantation Sanctuary, Inc. in St. James, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • John Campbell, equipment manager at Fawn Lake Country Club in Spotsylvania, Va.
  • Shelby DuBois, assistant equipment manager at Talisker Club at Tuhaye in Kamas, Utah
  • Jeremiah Frisinger, equipment manager at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo, N.D.
  • Robert Gonzales, equipment manager at Trump National Golf Club – Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • David Gummo, equipment manager at Sands Point Golf Club in Sands Point, N.Y.
  • Ryan Haptonstall, equipment manager at Columbia Hills Golf & Swim Club in Columbia Station, Ohio
  • Daniel Heinze, equipment manager at The Kansas City Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan.
  • Justin King, equipment manager at Jamestown Park Golf Course in Jamestown, N.C.
  • Kayla Kipp, equipment manager at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Penn.
  • Clive Liddiard, equipment manager at Zala Springs Golf Resort in Zalacsany, Hungary
  • Clinton Lobban, equipment manager at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.
  • Tyler Miget, equipment manager at the City of Loveland in Loveland, Colo.
  • Chuck Nixdorf, equipment manager at Sand Point Country Club in Seattle, Wash.
  • Bruce Phillipson, equipment manager at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.
  • Don Rutherford, equipment manager at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas
  • Nick Schroeder, assistant superintendent at The Legend at Bristlecone Pines Golf Course in Hartland, Wis.
  • Nick Slowinski, apprentice equipment technician at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
  • Michael Tanis, equipment manager at Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, Mass.
  • Zachary Tyson, equipment technician at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Ian Walker, equipment manager at Belvoir Park Golf Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Ken Weaver, equipment manager at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich.
  • Kevin Whale, assistant superintendent at Maidstone Club in East Hampton, N.Y.
  • Clayton Williams, equipment manager at Northwood Club in Dallas, Texas
  • Christopher Zemlicka, equipment manager at Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, Wis.


  • Orlando Acevedo III, equipment manager at Estuary Course at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, Fla.
  • Brandon Ahola, equipment manager at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Wash.
  • Anthony Bevolo, equipment manager at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas
  • Duane Bruckner, equipment manager at Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Cody Burnsed, equipment manager in Montezuma, N.C.
  • Taylor Cairns, equipment manager at The Rock Golf Club in Minett, Ont., Canada
  • Francisco Castro, Jr., equipment manager at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.
  • Paul Chambers, equipment manager at Ballybunion Golf Club in Ballybunion Kerry, Ireland
  • Louis Cintron, equipment manager at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Kevin Cooper, equipment manager at Lemon Bay Golf Club in Englewood, Fla.
  • Edward Cosper, equipment manager at Bella Vista Country Club in Bella Vista, Ark.
  • James Davis, equipment manager at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Fla.
  • Glenford Downey, equipment manager at Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bryan Epland, equipment manager at ArborLinks Golf Course in Nebraska City, Neb.
  • Mike Gray, equipment manager at U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Benjamin Herberger, equipment manager at Black Butte Ranch Golf Club Big Meadow in Sisters, Ore.
  • Cuan Hendricken, equipment manager at Needwood Golf Course in Derwood, Md.
  • Kevin Hennigar, equipment manager at Goodwood Golf Club in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
  • Gerald Kara, Jr., equipment manager at White Oak Conservation in Yulee, Fla.
  • Brett Klahr, CGCS, superintendent at Maroon Creek Club in Aspen, Colo.
  • Chris Lomas, equipment manager at Eaton Country Club in Eaton, Colo.
  • Jefferson Lumaquin, equipment manager at California Golf Club of San Francisco in South San Francisco, Calif.
  • Robert Martyszczyk, equipment manager at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
  • Josefth Moreira, equipment manager at Lake Toxaway Country Club in Lake Toxaway, N.C.
  • Josh Murdock, equipment manager at Tara Iti Golf Club in Mangawhai, New Zealand
  • David Murray, equipment manager at Sylvan Glen Golf Course in Troy, Mich.
  • Francis Paquette, equipment manager at Derrick Golf and Winter Club in Edmonton, Alta., Canada
  • Shane Pokorney, equipment manager at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kan.
  • Derek Price, assistant superintendent at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kan.
  • Matt Radatz, equipment manager at Hawks Landing Golf Club in Verona, Wis.
  • Steve Rempel, equipment manager at Windermere Golf and Country Club in Edmonton, Alta., Canada
  • Chris Richardson, equipment manager at Skaneateles Country Club in Skaneateles, N.Y.
  • Thomas Richey, equipment manager at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.
  • Jon Rybicki, equipment manager at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.
  • Jason Sargent, equipment manager at Abenaqui Country Club in Rye Beach, N.H.
  • Abel Serrao, equipment manager at Hualalai Golf Club in Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  • Andrew Smith, equipment manager at Edina Country Club in Edina, Minn.
  • Eric Teskey, equipment manager at Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Jason Vail, equipment manager at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.


  • Michael Anderson, equipment manager at Washington County Golf Course in Hartford, Wis.
  • Kenneth Bailey, Jr., equipment manager at Carolinas Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C.
  • John Borsos, mechanic at South Park Golf Course in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Stephen Brown, equipment manager at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Eric Dickerson, equipment manager at Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation in Eatonton, Ga.
  • Scott Fowler, equipment manager at Hampshire Green Golf Course in Ashton, Md.
  • Mike Gruber, equipment manager at Running Y Resort in Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • Karl Harris, equipment manager at Country Club of Decatur in Decatur, Ill.
  • Henry Heinz, equipment manager at Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
  • Iain Johnstone, equipment manager at Donalda Club in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada
  • Austin Lavoie, equipment manager at Red Run Golf Course in Royal Oak, Mich.
  • David Marabella, equipment manager at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas
  • Clinton McKee, equipment manager at Big Cedar Lodge in Hollister, Mo.
  • Justin Prescott, equipment manager at Kenosha Country Club in Kenosha, Wis.
  • Bob Pruneau, equipment manager at The Links at Brunello in Timberlea, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Andrew Samms, equipment manager at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla.
  • Zachary Shenk, equipment manager at Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, Fla.
  • Alec Welch, equipment manager at Essex Country Club in Manchester, Mass.
  • Christopher Whittaker, equipment manager at The Winston Golf Club in Calgary, Canada
  • JR Wilson, equipment manager at Noyac Golf Club in Sag Harbor, N.Y.


  • Orlando Acevedo, equipment manager at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.
  • Brian Bressler, equipment manager at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.
  • Kevin Bauer, equipment manager at PineHills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.
  • William Claytor, equipment manager at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio
  • Wesley Danielewicz, equipment manager at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, Ill.
  • David Field, equipment manager at Water's Edge Golf Club in Worth, Ill.
  • Jason Fontana, equipment manager at Grand Canyon University Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Douglas Johnstone, superintendent at Silver Lake Golf Course in Staten Island, N.Y.
  • Richard Koen, equipment manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dave Loughrey, equipment manager at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, Md.
  • Kenneth Meals, equipment manager at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
  • Luke Montoya,equipment manager at Aurora Hills Golf Course in Aurora, Colo.
  • Gregory Neill, equipment manager at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Irving, Texas
  • Jason Skaggs, equipment manager at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Brandon Smith, equipment manager at Saddle Rock Golf Course in Centennial, Colo.
  • Kyle Strojny, equipment manager at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Ill.
  • Gregory Tyler, equipment manager at Harmony Club Golf Course in Timnath, Colo.
  • Austin Wright, equipment manager at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa, Wis.


  • Gary Bogdanski, equipment manager at The Sharon Golf Club in Sharon Center, Ohio.
  • Micheal Kay, equipment manager at Torreon Golf Club in Show Low, Ariz.
  • Matt McClanahan, equipment manager at Old Hickory Country Club in Mount Juliet, Tenn.


  • Robert Aisenbrey, equipment manager at Eagle Vail Golf Course in Avon, Colo.
  • Christopher Brocious, equipment technician at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio.
  • Eric Duncanson, equipment manager at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
  • Alex Eakes, equipment manager at Willowbend Golf Club in Wichita, Kan.
  • Zachary Hill, equipment manager at Little Bennett Golf Course in Damascus, Md.
  • Anthony Lewis, equipment program director at Hampshire Greens Golf Course in Silver Spring, Md.
  • Trent Manning, equipment manager at Ansley Golf Club in Roswell, Ga.
  • Frank McQuiggan, equipment manager at Makefield Highlands Golf Club in Yardley, Pa.
  • Jeremy Meadows, equipment technician at Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio.
  • Cory Phillips, equipment manager at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Ben Webster, equipment manager at Laytonsville Golf Course in Gaithersburg, Md.