Upgrade From Associate Member (online) to Certified Golf Teaching Professional® (on-site) – $345.00

This course is for those who have gained their Associate Member status by way of the Online Certification Course. One must attend the final day (Friday) of any scheduled Certified Golf Teaching Professional® certification class and successfully complete both the playing ability test and verbal teaching test.

If you have not attempted the playing ability test or taken the verbal teaching test  – the cost is $345.00.
Rate includes: Green & cart usage (1 round), examiner fees, banquet dinner and all taxes.

To register, please click here.

Playing Ability Test Re-take – $150.00

This course is for those who have already attempted the playing ability test and the verbal teaching test but were unsuccessful. One must attend the final day (Friday) of any Certified Golf Teaching Professional® certification class and re-take the playing ability test and/or the verbal teaching test.

If you are re-taking your verbal teaching and/or your playing ability test – the cost is $150.
Rate includes: Green & cart usage (1 round), examiner fees, banquet dinner and all taxes.

To register, please click here.

Verbal Teaching Test requirements:

The verbal teaching test consists of a teaching demonstration, general knowledge questions, and detection and correction of errors.  The test is conducted as a one-on-one with the course examiner. A score of 70 is required to successfully complete the test.

Playing Ability Test requirements:

Men Women
  • Ages 18-49 – score of 83
  • Ages 50-59 – score of 84
  • Ages 60-69 – score of 86
  • Ages 70-over – score of 88
  • Ages 18-49 – score of 85
  • Ages 50-59 – score of 86
  • Ages 60-69 – score of 88
  • Ages 70-over – score of 90

Upgrade From Certified Golf Teaching Professional® to Master Golf Teaching Professional® – $655.00

The USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional® certification is the highest level of attainment in the golf teaching industry. Master Golf Teaching Professionals have demonstrated a teaching acumen and ability of the highest order. All USGTF members who have been a Certified Golf Teaching Professional® for a minimum of twelve months may become a Master Golf Teaching Professional.

This three-day on-site course is designed to develop experienced, career-oriented teaching professionals, and is held in the fall, one on the east coast and one on the west coast – the cost is $655.00

For more information on becoming a Master Golf Teaching Professional – please click here.