EMCP Level 2

Recognition for advanced skills

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.

The Equipment Management Certificate Program Level 2 is the next step on the career path for equipment managers. This certificate is earned by successfully passing one proctored exam which addresses the competency areas of:

  • Administrative Management
  • Best Management Practices
  • Cutting Units
  • Drivetrains
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Technology
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Metalworking
  • Spray Systems
  • Turfgrass Operations

You must have successfully completed all eight certificates in EMCP Level 1 to be eligible to begin EMCP Level 2.

This exam is a closed book, online, proctored 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.


  • 73 questions
  • 150 minutes to complete the exam
  • Each purchase gives you two attempts


  • GCSAA member = $80 per exam
  • Non-member of GCSAA = $120 per exam

Use the appropriate form to purchase the exam. After purchasing the exam, allow two business days for access to be granted to your account on the testing site. Once you have been granted access to the exam, you will receive an email confirmation from dkern@gcsaa.org.

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To help you prepare for this exam, a complementary study guide has been developed which includes the testing objectives for this exam, sample questions and a list of resources used to develop the questions. Follow the instruction within the study guide to identify the best strategies to prepare for the exam. (If you purchased a EMCP study guide in the last year, there is no need to purchase a new EMCP study guide.)

Like the EMCP Level 1 exams, this is a proctored exam. You can use the same proctor you used for EMCP Level 1 or select a new proctor. You can choose from one of these options:

  • Golf course superintendent
  • Golf course administrative personnel
  • Human resources professional
  • Local distributor
  • School personnel
  • Clergy
  • Librarian

If you have someone else in mind to be your proctor, contact Diana Kern at 800-472-7878, ext. 3600, to discuss the option.

Once you have identified your proctor, that individual must contact Kern to set up a proctor username and password.

Congratulations to the following members who completed EMCP Level 2:


  • 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 Greens Golf Course in Ashton, Md.
  • Henry Heinz, equipment manager at Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples, Fla.
  • Richard Koen, equipment manager at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Gregory Neill, equipment manager at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Irving, Texas
  • Justin Prescott, equipment manager at Kenosha Country Club in Kenosha, Wis.
  • 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.
  • Kevin Bauer, equipment manager at PineHills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.
  • Gary Bogdanski, equipment manager at The Sharon Golf Club in Sharon Center, Ohio
  • Christopher Brocious, equipment manager at New Albany Country Club in New Albany, Ohio
  • Wesley Danielewicz, equipment manager at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, Ill.
  • Patrick Drinkard,equipment manager at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, Texas
  • Eric Duncanson, equipment manager at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
  • 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.
  • Zachary Hill, equipment manager at Little Bennett Golf Course in Clarksburg, Md.
  • Anthony Lewis, equipment manager at Chevy Chase (Md.) Club.
  • Matt McClanahan, equipment manager at Old Hickory Country Club in Old Hickory, Tenn.
  • Trent Manning, equipment manager at Ansley Golf Club in Mid-town, in Atlanta, Ga.
  • 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.


  • Micheal Kay, equipment manager at Torreon Golf Club in Show Low, Ariz.
  • Frank McQuiggan, equipment manager at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, N.J.