Meetings & Education

Date Meetings & Education Location Registration
March 11 MAPGA Spring Membership Meeting Fredericksburg Expo Center More Info.
March 11 MAPGA/VSGA Rules Seminar Directed By: Jon Guhl - MAPGA Executive Director Josh Coates - VSGA Tournament Director Fredericksburg Expo Center (Following MAPGA Spring Membership Meeting) 1-4PM More Info.
March 18 MSGA/MAPGA Rules Seminar Norbeck Country Club More Info.
March 18 Southern Chapter Spring Meeting and Pro-Pro The Dominion Club Glen Allen, Virginia More Info.
March 25 Central Chapter Spring Meeting and Pro-Pro Evergreen Country Club Haymarket, Virginia More Info.
April 1 Northern Chapter Spring Meeting and Pro-Pro Eagle's Nest Country Club Phionex, Maryland More Info.
April 2 Argyle Teaching Seminar Argyle Country Club Silver Spring, Maryland More Info.

Effective for MSRCycle 15A: June 16, 2018 – June 15, 2021

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 o, 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!