Q. Is it necessary to obtain Associate Member status prior to gaining full certification?

A. No, you may elect to initially attend the entire Certified Golf Teaching Professional® on-site course.

Q. What if I do not pass the playing ability portion of the course? Can I still gain certification?

A. Provided you have passed the written and teaching aspects of the course return to any certification site and simply within 12 months and retake the one-day PAT. The fee for this is $295.00. After 12 months, you will be required to retake both the Verbal Teaching Test and Playing Ability Test. The fee for this is $695.00

Q. Do you have a Senior Division?

A. Yes, we do and we are very proud of our many members over age 50 who are actively teaching and promoting the game.

Men Women
  • Ages 18-49 – score of 81
  • Ages 50-59 – score of 82
  • Ages 60-69 – score of 84
  • Ages 18-49 – score of 85
  • Ages 50-59 – score of 86
  • Ages 60-69 – score of 88

Q. Is there an annual fee to maintain membership?

A. Yes, those who complete the online or onsite teaching certification courses are granted USGTF membership. The annual renewal fee of $265 is due by December 31st of each year. This keeps your membership status in good standing and allows you to take advantage of the many member benefits, Golf Teaching Pro Magazine®, member tournaments, and more.


Still have questions?

Feel free to call us at 1-772-888-7483, or email us at member_services@usgtf.com.