Why become a CGCS?

The Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) designation is bestowed upon those who have demonstrated a high degree of knowledge in their profession. The CGCS designation is the most widely recognized in the golf industry and the highest recognition that can be achieved by golf course superintendents.

The new, modernized CGCS program is here! GCSAA has kept the integrity of the program while streamlining the process to fit today’s hectic life.

If you have already begun working on your portfolio in the old process, please contact Shelia Finney to discuss your options for completing the certification process.

What does it take to become certified?

  • Be currently employed as a golf course superintendent
  • Meet GCSAA Class A requirements
  • Meet application requirements and apply online
  • In any order, successfully complete:
    • Proctored online exam
    • Communication and Leadership requirement
    • Attesting of the golf course

Then boom, you're certified!

If you have questions, contact Shelia Finney, senior director, member services, at 800-472-7878, ext. 4472