The PGA Member Service Requirement (MSR) is a continuing education program for Class A PGA Professionals. The current cycle is effective from June 16, 2018 – June 15, 2021. Within the cycle, Members must earn 54 MSR credits, 36 of which must come from the Meeting/Education/Player Development categories (items #1a and #1b below).

Activity

Credits Earned

#1 (a): PGA MEETING and PGA APPROVED EDUCATION – applies to the PGA REQUIRED CATEGORY
Attending career specific (professional development) education, including serving as a speaker/instructor. Any online education must have an assessment. Attending National/Section/Chapter Meetings, including Committee and Board meetings. Attending an Allied Association National Meeting or Education.

Career Specific Education EXAMPLE: Attending any career specific education, whether conducted by the PGA or other entity. PGA must approve all online non-PGA education in advance. (Personal development education is not considered career specific. Any education not conducted by the PGA should be pre-qualified through the National Office).
Example – Any Meeting/Education gathering of PGA members conducted by the National, Section or Chapter.

1 credit per hour of attendance. (No maximums)

#1 (b): PLAYER DEVELOPMENT – applies to the PGA REQUIRED CATEGORY

Promoting, conducting and reporting Player Development Programs in order to engage and create golfers. Completing the Revenue Scorecard once per MSR cycle year.

EXAMPLE – Reporting creation and activation of new golfers and completing online tutorials and training via PGA.org.

Credits based on the promotion, conducting and reporting of Player Development Programs. (Visit PGA.org for information on reporting player development programs.)

#1 (c):Professional Standards and Submitting National Surveys and Data – applies to PGA REQUIRED CATEGORY

PGA Compensation Survey, PGA Facility Operations Scorecard, Career Planning Survey and Session. Education on topics such as youth safety, diversity and inclusion, addiction and health and wellbeing. (May be able to utilize components of the Member Assistance Program)

Member conducted Player Development engagement programs which are reported through the Revenue Scorecard. 4 PGA Required MSR credits for the Revenue Scorecard may be submitted once per MSR cycle year by clicking pga.org/articles/revenue-scorecard-faqs

REQUIRED 36 CREDITS IN A 3-YEAR CYCLE – MAY BE EARNED EXCLUSIVELY FROM ANY CATEGORY OR ANY COMBINATION OF 1 (a), 1 (b), or 1 (c)

Two credits per required survey, per cycle year. Four credits per Revenue Scorecard once per MSR cycle year. Credits for other critical surveys will be determined as needed. Education credited one hour per hour of attendance.

#2 Service to the PGA/Industry – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY
Serving the Section, Chapter, National PGA or Allied Association. Participating in advancement of the game activities such as radio shows, TV shows, speeches, golf promotional non-playing events, golf clinics and other volunteer activities, such as non-playing tournament official.
Entered via Member online input

1 credit per hour of participation with a maximum of 8 credits per day.

#3: Golf Coach – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY
Serving as a golf coach or assistant golf coach of a high school/college golf team in a capacity not considered the Member’s primary employment.
Entered via Member online input.

Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year

#4: PGA Tournament Participation – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY
Participation in Section-sanctioned golf tournaments or tournaments conducted by the PGA of America National Office.

2 credits per Section event
4 credits per National event
Maximum of 8 credits per MSR cycle year

#5: Merchandise Show Attendee – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY
Attending a National, Section or Allied Association Merchandise Show.

2 credits per show
Maximum of 4 credits per MSR cycle year

#6: Media Related Articles – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY
PGA-approved news, media, magazine articles or published book.
Entered via Member online input.

1 credit per article
Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year