New Certification Program Offered for Turf Equipment Managers

  May 31, 2022

By Dave Lubach

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) announced the debut of a certification program for turf equipment manager professionals. 

The Certified Turf Equipment Manager (CTEM) program is for professionals who have demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and proficiency in their profession, according to a press release.  

The CTEM designation is the highest recognition that turf equipment management professionals can achieve and is being touted as the first certification in the world for turf equipment manager professionals. 

To be eligible for the CTEM program, participants must be currently employed as a turf equipment manager, have three or more years of experience, and have successfully completed Levels 1 and 2 of GSCAA’s equipment manager certificate program. 

Individuals have 12 months to complete the attesting process after being accepted into the CTEM program. Attesting can take place in person or virtually and is conducted by two equipment. Managers who have already earned CTEM designation.  

To pass attesting, applicants must demonstrate a minimal competency level during the entire content. After certification, individuals must earn a combination of 5.0 points through continuing education and service every five years to stay certified. 

For more information or to apply, visit GCSAA's certification site.

Dave Lubach is managing editor, Facility Market. 



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