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Associate Professional Certification

It is not necessary to achieve your Associate Professional membership prior to the full Professional certification. The Associate Professional course is offered as an option to make it more convenient to progress in the industry at your own pace.

The Associate Professional course is NOW offered as a home study option.

In this home study course participants will learn the following:

  • Teaching the golf swing
  • Faults & cures
  • Short game
  • Video analysis
  • Marketing
  • Rules
  • Club fitting
  • Psychology

Participants must successfully complete a written rules test and teaching test.

All material is taught in detail through video presentation is designed so that you are made to feel comfortable with the testing.

An Associate Professional Certified Member is also one who has successfully completed the four-day certification course or the home study in its entirety and has not completed the playing ability test.

Written Rules Test – Multiple choice questions. RCGA Rule Book is issued to you and permitted during test along with the easier to understand version, “Rules in Brief.”

Teaching Test – This is based on detection and correction of swing errors. It will be taught to you during the course so that you feel comfortable in this scenario.

Total cost: $995

Rate includes: All course materials, instruction and all taxes.  Shipping and Handling charges are $30.00

$995.00 Register Here

or call 1-866-362-2483

Certified Teaching Professional

stock9It is not necessary to achieve your Associate Professional membership prior to the Certified Professional certification. Associate Professional courses are offered as an option to make it more convenient to progress in the industry at your own pace.

  • 5-day full certification course
  • Recognized as the international golf teaching professional status
  • Requires the successful completion of the written rules test, verbal teaching test and the playing ability test
  • Fully certified members enjoy all the rights and privileges of CGTF membership including participation in the Canadian Golf Teachers Cup and the World Golf Teachers Cup.

A Certified Professional  Member is one who has successfully completed the 5-day certification course and has met all CGTF criteria in the playing, written and teaching aspects of the organization.

Total cost: $1,635

Rate includes: Daily green & cart usage, daily range balls, all course materials, instruction, a banquet dinner and all taxes.


Full Payment

$1,635.00 Register Here

Deposit Only

$200.00 Register Here

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Prerequisite Rules Test
The rules testing must be completed prior to arriving for you certification week. Level 1 and 2 rules testing must be passed through Golf Canada’s Online Learning Centre

Verbal Teaching Test
This is based on detection and correction of swing errors. It will be taught to you during the course of the week so that you feel comfortable in this scenario.

Playing Ability Test
This takes place on the final day of the course. The requirements are as follows:

Age Men Women
49 & Under Score of 83 or less Score of 85 or less
50-59 Score of 84 or less Score of 86 or less
60+ Score of 86 or less Score of 88 or less

Master Teaching Professional

  • stock6Master Teaching Professional members may become CGTF Examiners.
  • Designed to develop experienced, career-oriented teaching professionals.
  • This card reflects the highest level of certification in the golf teaching industry.

REQUIREMENTS TO ACHIEVE MASTER TEACHING PROFESSION CERTIFCATION

  • To attend the Master Teaching Professional Course, one must be a fully certified professional member in good standing for a minimum of one year.
  • Attend the Master Teaching Professional three day certification course.
  • Candidates must give a presentation on a written thesis that lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Thesis Presentation
The thesis presentation must include information that is above and beyond what was taught in the full certification course. The material should either be original, unique or well-researched.

Shot Making Demonstration                                                                                                                                                                                          Onsite demonstration of various golf shots. Participants must be able to perform the following: hit a fade, draw, low shot, high shot, chip shot, pitch shot, etc.

Written Teaching Test                               

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Please contact our office at 1-866-362-2483 if you would like to be put on the wait list to attend a 2016 Master Teaching Professional certification course.

Total cost: $995

Rates include:  Daily green & cart usage, daily range balls, all course materials, instruction, a  banquet dinner and all taxes.

Masters Certification Course

 

2018 Schedule and Application

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May 28 – June 1, 2018 

Bushwood Golf Club

Markham, Ontario

 

June 4 – 8, 2018 

Newlands Golf & Country Club 

Langley, B.C.

 

June 11 – 15, 2018 

TBA 

Ottawa or Kingston, Ontario

 

July 9 – 13, 2018 

Hidden Lake Golf Club

Burlington, Ontario

 

August 20 – 24, 2018 

Tyandaga Golf Club

Burlington, Ontario

 

Masters Course – TBA

A deposit of $200 per person guarantees your reservation. Full payment is required 2 weeks prior to attendance. Personal cheques, money orders, Mastercard and VISA accepted only. A $75 per person fee will be charged for any cancellations if done outside 7 days prior to the start of the course. Cancellation received within 7 days prior to the start of the course will forfeit $125 per person.

Become Certified

It is not necessary to achieve Associate Professional status prior to Full Certification.
The Associate Professional courses are provided as an option to make it more
convenient to progress in the industry comfortably at your own pace.

Please purchase the course of your choice, so we can begin processing your Certification Registration. You may also download and complete our    APPLICATION FORM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Is it necessary to attend the Associate Professional course prior to attaining full certification?

A:  No, you may elect to bypass the Associate Professional course and attend the five day full certification.

Q: If I elect to take the Level I course and am successful, how do I proceed to Associate Professional or full Professional certification?

A: You may simply attend any certification course across the country.  Verbal teaching, written rules and for full certification, the playing ability test requirements must be successfully achieved.

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

A1:  Provided you have passed the written and teaching aspects of the course and you are within four strokes of the target score, you may, within a 12-month period, submit four attested score cards with the appropriate target score on any championship course (6,000+ yards). These cards must be attested by the three individuals you play with.  The fee for this is $35.  Prior to submitting the appropriate scores, your membership status is that of an Associate Member.

A2:  If your playing ability test score is more than four strokes over the target score, then you must return to any certification site and redo the playing ability test.  The fee for this is $200, which includes green and cart fees and the closing banquet dinner.  Until you redo the playing ability test your status is that of an Associate Member.

Q: What is the required score to pass the PAT?

The Level III Playing Ability Test requirements are as follows:

Age Men Women
49 & Under 83 or less 85 or less
50-59 84 or less 86 or less
60+ 86 or less 88 or less