EMCP Level 1
Training and skills recognition for equipment managers and technicians
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and, in order, to remove a possible point of physical contact, GCSAA has temporarily removed the proctor requirement when taking any of the EMCP exams. During this time, you will be able to log into the testing platform and take exams without a proctor present. However, the exams are still timed, and the expectation is that exam candidates will not use outside resources to answer questions. After the pandemic has ended, the proctor requirement will be implemented again.
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.