Career Development

Certified Golf Teaching Professional®  Certified Golf Coach®
The International PGA endorses specialized training for golf teaching professionals, golf coaches and golf club managers. For this reason we recognize and endorse the World Golf Teachers Federation (WGTF), World Golf Coaches Alliance (WGCA) and United States Golf Managers Association (USGMA). The WGTF was founded in 1992 in order to develop a standardized system of teaching people to golf and to unify the training of golf teaching professionals throughout the world. Their four-tiered certification program, combined with continuing education through their membership publication and monthly email-newsletters, is designed to develop and provide the highest quality of golf teaching professionals for the industry. The WGCA is the coaches division of the USGTF. It specifically trains and certifies those individuals who help competitive golfers. For more information, please log onto and

Golf Club Management
The International PGA also recognizes and lends its endorsement to the specialized training of the United States Golf Managers Association. This educational organization trains and certifies golf club managers. They provide online training on every aspect of golf club management. For more information, please log onto