Accredited Golf Superintendent Designation

The Accredited Golf Superintendent™ or AGS® designation was implemented on July 1, 2006. It is available to CGSA members who meet the criteria noted below.

AGS® Eligibility

  • Three (3) consecutive years experience as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent 
  • Achieve fifty (50) Continuing Education Credits (CEC) within the three (3) previous years
  • Must be a CGSA Member in good standing in either the Golf Superintendent or Golf Course Management categories when you submit your application
  • CGSA Member in good standing in either the Golf Superintendent or Golf Course Management categories
  • Complete the exam with the established passing grade (exam is two (2) hours in length with one hundred (100) questions) and achieve an overall mark of 70% and a minimum grade of 50% in each section)

Examination

The AGS® examination consists of 100 multiple choice type questions (open book format) relating to level one and two skills in the National Occupational Standards. Please refer to the Recommended Readings sheet for the study material for this exam. Candidates must achieve the required passing grade of an overall mark of 70% and a minimum grade of fifty percent (50%) in each section.

After earning the Accredited Golf Superintendent™ designation you must retain your Superintendent status and you much achieve 90 continuing education credits (CEC) over a 5 year period. This procedure helps keep Accredited Golf Superintendents updated on new developments through participation in educational seminars, conferences and other related activities.

NOTE: If you allow your designation to lapse, you must fulfill the current requirements of the program and rewrite the current exam to obtain your designation.

Information and Forms:

AGS Application Form
AGS Renewal Form
AGS Guidelines & Terms of Use
Recommended Readings
AGS Program Credit Values

Current List of Superintendents With AGS Designation

DEBBIE AMIRAULT, AGS EMERITUS
TREVOR ANDERSON, AGS
DARYL ASHER, AGS EMERITUS
PETER ASMA, AGS
TED BISHOP, AGS
KEITH BLAYNEY, AGS
ALDO BORTOLON, AGS
DAVID BOYD, AGS
PAUL BROWN, AGS
WAYNE BROWN, AGS EMERITUS
DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, AGS
JOHN CONDON, AGS EMERITUS
BOBBIE CURRIE, AGS
LEO DAIGLE, AGS
GREG DELAAT, AGS
MARCEL DENEER, AGS
CHRIS DEW, AGS
BRUCE DODSON, AGS
JASON DOWLING, AGS
JAMIE DOWNTON, AGS
JAMES FLETT, AGS
CECIL ROY FRENCH, AGS EMERITUS
GLENN GENEREUX, AGS
BRAYDON GILBERT, AGS
DAVID GOTTSELIG, AGS
MICHAEL GRAWEY, AGS
WILLIAM GREEN, AGS
MICHAEL HAMILTON, AGS
MICHAEL HARRISON, AGS
GARRY HAYNES, AGS
JACQUES HEBERT, AGS
CECIL HOEKSTRA, AGS EMERITUS
MIKE KEARNS, AGS
BRUCE KLAASSEN, AGS
KEN MACKENZIE, AGS
RORY MACLENNAN, AGS EMERITUS
JIM MCGARVEY, AGS
BLAKE MCMASTER, AGS EMERITUS
JIM NIX, AGS EMERITUS
ROBERT ONYSCHUK, AGS
MARK PICCOLO, AGS
DEAN PILLER, AGS
RANDY PLOMP, AGS EMERITUS
JAMIE ROBB, AGS
ROBIN SADLER, AGS
RAYMOND SAVARD, AGS EMERITUS
GRANT SAWCHYN, AGS
JOHN C. SCOTT, AGS
GRAHAM SHOULDICE, AGS EMERITUS
JIM SIMMS, AGS
JONATHAN SMITH, AGS
REID SOLODAN, AGS
CRAIG STOCKER, AGS
PIERRE VEZEAU, AGS
KERRY C. WATKINS, AGS
TIM WEBB, AGS
NICHOLAS WESTWOOD, AGS
JASON WINTER, AGS
PETER WOITOWICH, AGS EMERITUS
DEAN WOODMAN, AGS
HUGH YORKE, AGS EMERITUS
ADAM ZUBEK, AGS

If you're interested in earning this recognized designation or have any questions regarding the program, please contact lmicucci [at] golfsupers [dot] com (subject: AGS) (Lori Micucci )at 1-800-387-1056 or 416-626-8873, ext. 226.