Online Certification Course

The USGTF technical committee has put much thought and effort into producing the most up-to-date instructional videos on how to teach the game. This method has become a very popular way of learning by colleges and learning institutions worldwide. One of the advantages of taking the online certification course is that it allows you the opportunity to review and understand the information at your own pace. Additionally, for many individuals online courses are convenient, offer flexibility and have cost saving benefits.

Associate Online Course

This online course qualifies you to effectively teach beginning to intermediate golfers. An associate member is one who successfully completes the online teaching curriculum, or one who successfully completes the teaching curriculum at an on-site certification course who did not successfully pass the playing ability test.

Please note: It is not necessary to become an Associate member prior to becoming a Certified Golf Teaching Professional®. The Associate certification course is provided as an option to make it more convenient to progress in the industry comfortably at your own pace.

For more information or to register for the Associate online course, please click here.

On-site Certification Courses

Many individuals prefer to attend the USGTF full certification course in person. These five-day, Monday through Friday courses are held in various locations throughout the nation. The examining staff is there to share with you their lifetime knowledge of teaching and playing the game. They are also cognizant of not simply lecturing to you all week. Each day, individuals have the opportunity to practice teach with their fellow students. Furthermore, all participants have a chance to hit plenty of balls, as well as to become familiar with the golf course for the final day playing ability test.

Certified Golf Teaching Professional®

This on-site course qualifies you to effectively teach all levels of golfers. A Certified Golf Teaching Professional® is one who attends an on-site certification course and successfully completes the teaching curriculum, verbal teaching test, and playing ability test, or one who successfully completes the online teaching curriculum as well as the verbal teaching test and playing ability test at an on-site certification course.

For more information and a complete schedule of these on-site courses, please click here.

Master Golf Teaching Professional®

FOR CURRENT CERTIFIED MEMBERS ONLY: This on-site course reflects the highest standard of golf teaching certification. A Master Golf Teaching Professional® is one who attends the three-day on-site course and successfully completes a verbal presentation on a written thesis, shotmaking demonstration, and written teaching test.  To become a Master Golf Teaching Professional, one must be a Certified Golf Teaching Professional® in good standing for a minimum of 12 straight months.

For more information and a schedule of the on-site Master certification courses, please click here.

Continuing Education

Courses available to members and non-members brought to you by the USGTF

World Golf Coaches Alliance

The World Golf Coaches Alliance is the official coaches division of the USGTF. The WGCA defines the difference between a golf teacher and a golf coach as  “a golf teacher helps golfers with the mechanics of the golf swing, and a golf coach helps those who compete at golf.”  This online course includes instruction on coaching at the high school and collegiate level, coaching at the professional and national team level as well as golf psychology and sports psychology in general, education on mental toughness, nutrition, biomechanics and more.

United States Golf Managers Association

The United States Golf Managers Association trains and certifies golf club managers. We offer instructional videos on every aspect of  golf club management which were created by golf club managers who specialize in all subjects. This common sense approach to learning is popular because so many of our participants already have a wealth of knowledge from other areas of life and business.

International Golf Psychology Association

The golf psychology certification course of the International Golf Psychology Association. This knowledge will allow you to play your best under pressure. After completing this course, you will be able to take your best swings from the range to the golf course and become the player you always wanted to be. Also, once you complete this course, you will be certified as a mental game coach and a golf psychology expert endorsed by the IGPA.

International Golf Fitness & Nutrition Association

Today’s golf coaches and teachers need to know more than just how to find swing flaws and fix them. A complete holistic approach to the game is necessary for the modern serious competitor, which includes staying healthy and performing physically at an optimum level. With this in mind, the USGTF is proud to introduce the Golf Fitness & Nutrition Association.