The Professional Golfers' Association of Japan
Introduction Schedule & Stats Tournament & Teaching Pro
PGA Qualification Pro Test

The PGA of Japan Qualification Pro Test for Tournament Player (hereinafter called TP) is determined by the Association elements. To be a TP, there are four qualifying stages; pre-stage, first-stage, second-stage, and the final. TP is given with the certification by passing the final.
It may be exempt from the qualifying at the each stage depending on your amateur experience, the results of the PGA of Japan Teaching Pro Trials, and the presence of overseas PGA tour license.

The top 50 places and tie score from the final qualification pro test are required to take a four-day seminar and will learn regarding the rule manners, the training method, the self management skill, and sociology, etc. It is the first step as a professional golfer.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact the department of Legal Authorization Administration.

TEL: +81 (0)3 5472 5585

Golf Teaching Professional Certification

The PGA of Japan is the certifying association for the golf Teaching Professionals.
(hereinafter called TCP)

The PGA of Japan established the Golf Teaching Professional Certification in 1985.
Applicants must complete all requirements given by the department of Legal Authorization Administration of the PGA of Japan. TCP is given with the certification through the documentary examination, writing and practical examination, lectures and seminar, etc. (see the Flowchart as below.)
The purpose of TCP is not only able to effectively give the lessons, also gains the ability of self skill with Golf, credibility, experiences and high quality lectures with The PGA of Japan’s supervisors.

※Please note that the TCP flowchart has been changed since 2006. Should you have any inquiries, please contact the department of Legal Authorization Administration.

TEL: +81 (0)3 5472 5585

Overview of Golf Teaching Professional Certification Levels
Class A
Lecture for Class A

Eligible: Applicants with the license of class B.
One-year practical training is required after obtaining the license of class B.
Class A seminar for 16days is required.

Class B
Gain Membership

Eligible: Applicants who attended the admission seminar and completed the lecture for class B

Lecture for Class B

Applicants must take admi-ssion seminar.

Class B-II

All requirements for class B-I must be completed.
B-II seminar for 9 days is required.

Class B-I

Writing and practical examinations.
B-I seminar for 16 days is required.

5. Interview
4. Written examination
3. Practical examination
2. Documentary examination
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