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PGA Class A Professionals
Seeking LPGA Membership

PGA Class A Professionals from the following organizations are eligible to participate in the certification track designation “PGA A2”

  • PGA of America
  • PGA of Canada
  • PGA of Europe
  • PGA of South Africa
  • Members of other PGA organizations should email professionals.edu@lpga.com to see if they are eligible for this program

PGA Class A members are exempt from the Level I and II education programs and testing. You will have up to 2 years to complete the certification requirements. Completion will certify you as an LPGA Professionals Class A member with full benefits of membership and requirement to complete Continuing Education (CU’s).

You will be able to complete all the requirements through an online course and in-person Practical Teaching Evaluation (PTE) testing that is currently offered twice a year. 

The LPGA Professionals will provide the Level I & II manuals as part of the online course so members can prepare for the knowledge check quizzes. The online knowledge checks serve as a study guide to review this material, they are not pass/fail. 

The PTE Practice Lesson Videos will review the 12 components of an LPGA Practical Teaching Evaluation (PTE) Lesson. The information to execute each of these components is laid out in the logical progression of a lesson throughout the 16 chapters of the LPGA manual and will also be provided as part of the online course.

The chart below lists the requirements to complete the LPGA Professionals Class A certification.

Application Class A PGA Member Price Non-PGA Member Price

To apply, complete the Member Interest Form at the bottom of this page: Apply Now.

PGA Class A members are exempt from the Playing Ability Test (PAT)
$450 $450
Level I    
Level I — Knowledge Check

Upon completion of the application, you will be sent the LPGA manual and access to a 25 question, multiple choice and true/false quiz. The questions will cover:
  • Communication
  • Professional development
  • Psychology of Golf Performance
  • The LPGA Integrated Performance System
$0 $1545
Level II    
Level II — Knowledge check

25 question multiple choice and True/False quiz. The questions will cover:
  • Golf Fitness and Equipment
  • The LPGA Integrated Performance System: In-motion
  • Observations/improvement strategies


$0 $1,095
Level III    
Practical Teaching Evaluation Webinar

Submit 2 Lesson Videos for Review and Feedback


$0 $350
Level A-2 Practical Prep-course & Evaluation

Four (4) day workshop and evaluation

The LPGA Practical Teaching Evaluation (PTE) is designed to evaluate the ability to demonstrate knowledge of the physical and psychological principles for creating improved golf performance.
  • Teach two (2) 30-minute lessons. The lessons will include:
    • One (1) full swing lesson
    • One (1) lesson on a golf skill less than full swing (short game: putting, chip and run, pitch shot, or bunker shot)

Register - Scroll to the A-2 section


$1,100 for the online course and in-person PTE $1,395

Level A-2 Written Evaluation

70 questions: multiple choice and True/False online

Note: After you attend the TEP Level A-2 class, you have a maximum of one (1) full calendar year to take the Written Exam. 

$0 $100






Contact the LPGA Professionals Team at professionals.edu@lpga.com or 386-274-6225.
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