Meetings & Education

Date Meeting Location Registration
May 8 Spring Teaching Seminar Caves Valley Golf Club
Owings Mills, Md.
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September 5 Northern Chapter Meeting
Presented by PING, Byron Nelson, & Bridgestone
Elkridge Club
Baltimore, Md.
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September 11 Central Chapter Meeting
Presented by PING & Signature Golf
Kenwood Golf and Country Club
Bethesda, Md.
More Info.
Oct 2 Southern Chapter Fall Meeting
Presented by PING & Signature Golf
Cedar Point Country Club
Suffolk, Va.
More Info.
Oct 31-Nov 3 101st PGA of America Annual Meeting Austin, Texas More information coming soon
Nov 6-7 MAPGA Teaching Summit
Presented by SuperSpeed Golf & BodiTrak
Turf Valley Resort
Ellicott City, Md.
More Info.
Nov 13 Fall Membership Meeting Fredericksburg Expo Center
Fredericksburg, Va.
More Info.
Nov. 17 Employment Summit Columbia Country Club
Chevy Chase, Md.
More Info.

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 klawson@pgahq.com or (540) 720-7420 ext. 126.

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!