Meetings & Education

Date Meetings & Education Location Registration
Feb. 22- March 29 VSGA Handicap Seminars Various Locations More Info.
Feb. 9 - March 14 MAPGA Town Hall Meetings Various Locations More Info.
March 5 MAPGA Spring Membership Meeting Fredericksburg Expo Center
Fredericksburg, Va.
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March 6 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Golf Conference Belle Haven Country Club
Alexandria, Va.
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March 10 Maryland Golf Show & David Leadbetter Seminar Turf Valley Resort
Ellicott City, Md.
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March 13 Central Chapter Professional Development Day Canceled Canceled
March 19 2018 Southern Chapter Spring Membership Meeting Boonsboro Country Club
Lynchburg, Va.
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March 26 2018 Central Chapter Spring Membership Meeting Army Navy Country Club
Arlington, Va.
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May 7 2018 Spring Teaching Event Caves Valley Golf Club
Owings Mills, Md.
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May 8 Why Player Development Programs Are Key to Your Success Springfield Golf & Country Club
Springfield, Va.
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May 9 Why Player Development Programs Are Key to Your Success The Golf Club at the Highlands
Chesterfield, Va.
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May 10 Why Player Development Programs Are Key to Your Success Sparrows Point Country Club
Baltimore, Md.
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May 22 2018 Northern Chapter Spring Membership Meeting The Golf Club at South River
Edgewater, Md.
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Effective for MSRCycle 15A: June 16, 2015 – June 15, 2018

PGA Members are required to earn 54 total MSR credits for a three-year cycle; at least 36 of those must come from Meeting/Education/Player Development. These credits are commonly referred to as the “required category”. These consist of, but are not limited to Section and Chapter meetings and education seminars, as well as various PGA of America approved Player Development Programs. You may also attend Non-Section education seminars as long as they are career specific and you are highly encouraged to contact the Section office BEFORE attending to confirm you will earn credit.

The other category is referred to as the “total category”. These credits can be obtained through a wide variety of activities including but not limited to playing in Section tournaments, volunteering at Section Consumer Events and having an article you wrote published in a golf publication.

For more information regarding MSR credits, CLICK HERE. Please contact Membership Director Kelly Lawson at the Section office if you have any questions regarding MSR credits at or (540) 784-4723.

PGA Certified Professional Program (CPP)

Are you looking to advance in your career? Are you wondering how to achieve better employment opportunities or achieve a certain distinction that will set you apart from other members? The PGA Certified Professional Program has been created to offer PGA members the opportunity to advance in their desired career path.  More than two years ago, a significant Gap Analysis Study and a Competency Report Study were completed in an effort to determine how The PGA of America could help its members better educate themselves. These important reports indicated that skills required by employers were lacking in the Professional Development Program that was recently discontinued.

The PGA Certified Professional Program was created in recognition of specific career paths where PGA members are employed. This program is the first of its kind. It will truly quantify and measure performance against core- and career-specific competencies. The program acknowledges six specific career paths that represent 99 percent of the membership. As a member, you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment process in which decision-making style, core competencies and career-specific competencies will be evaluated. Upon completion of the evaluation, a course or series of courses will be recommended. Click here to learn more and start advancing your career!