Honored to get this certificate on the wall in my office at the Four Seasons Resort and Club/Dallas. I spent the first eight months of 2017 going through the necessary steps to become certified in Teaching/Coaching. There's approximately 40 hour long videos that are needed to be viewed. Many have quizzes during or after viewing.
Once the videos are completed, a thesis paper is written. The thesis paper must have a number of references to the videos that were watched. The paper is then turned in and graded by the PGA.
I was awarded the certification on August 25, 2017. Of the 30,000 PGA Professionals in the USA only 6.7% are Certified Professionals in various categories.
As a Quarter Century Member and Certified Professional of the PGA all that's left is to become a Master Professional, which the highest distinction a PGA Professional can achieve. We'll see what 2018 delivers!