Q: How do I let GCSAA know of an upcoming pre-approved program?
A. To inform GCSAA of an upcoming offering of a pre-approved program, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and city/state location of the offering. If you have more than one offering to schedule, create and email an excel list of all your offerings. Please sure to reference the program code on all communications regarding this program.
You must have already submitted an application for education points and have received your assigned program code to schedule offerings.
Q. Why does GCSAA ask to receive applications at least 30 days in advance of a program?
A. There are two reasons. First, it allows time for additional
communications between GCSAA staff and the provider. There are times when additional
information needs to be requested in order for the application to be approved. These
situations have been figured into the 30-day process.
The second reason surrounds GCSAA's marketing efforts on behalf of the provider.
The external education events are posted in a listing on GCSAA.org. For these marketing
opportunities to help increase attendance, it is important for events to be posted
on the website far enough in advance so that members have the opportunity to see
Q. What is GCSAA's criteria for external education programs?
A. To be approved for education points, a program must meet the following criteria:
- Must be relevant to golf course management
- Must support the GCSAA competencies
- Must have a minimum program length of a quarter of an hour
- Must be non-commercial in nature
Education held during the GCSAA Golf Championships or Conference and Trade Show within a 100-mile radius of the host cities will not be approved for education points.
Q. Are chapter meetings eligible for both education points and service points?
A. Chapter meetings are eligible for EITHER education
or service points, but never both. Here's the breakdown:
Members will receive 0.10 education point for each approved contact hour of education offered at a chapter meeting. The chapter representative must submit the application for education points above. If the education is approved, the chapter representative will be sent an approval code with instructions to distribute the notice at the meeting to all members in attendance. Chapters can chose to record the points for their members using the Chapter Events Codes and Points forms or instruct the members to do submit the code for themselves using the Record Your Points form.
Chapter meetings without pre-approved education are eligible for 0.10 service points. The meeting must be registered by the chapter representative using the Chapter Event Codes and Points form
, and a registration code will be issued. Chapters can chose to record the points for their members using the Chapter Events Codes and Points forms
or instruct the members to do submit the code for themselves using the Record Your Points form
Chapter meetings are not eligible for both education points or service points.