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How to Become a PGA Member

There are three pathways that lead to PGA membership — the PGA PGM Apprentice Program, the PGA Golf Management University Program and a test-out option for current and former LPGA members.

While the apprentice and university programs differ in significant ways, both pathways require completion of the same PGA PGM curriculum, work experience, PGA Playing Ability Test, and employment or internship requirements.

The courses cover content and activities every PGA Professional should know and be able to demonstrate when they enter the profession as a PGA member.

The Reciprocity test-out option is available for either current or former LPGA Class A Tour Player members or current LPGA Class A Teaching and Club Professional division members only.

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