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The USGTF and fellow WGTF entities provide four levels of certification. It is important to know what each level means, and also how members may identify themselves. It is required through the Code of Ethics that members identify themselves in an accurate manner. As a reminder, USGTF membership can be revoked for improper use of a member’s correct membership logo.

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LEVEL I – Affiliate Member
Level I members are qualified to teach the full swing to beginning golfers, and this program serves as an introduction into the golf teaching profession. Level I members must identify themselves with the words “Affiliate Member” when describing their USGTF membership. Level I members are not allowed to describe themselves as a “USGTF Professional” or “Certified USGTF Member,” for example. Phrases that would be acceptable are “USGTF Affiliate Member Teaching Professional” and “Certified USGTF Affiliate Member.”

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LEVEL II – Associate Member
Level II members are qualified to teach all facets of the game to average golfers. Level II members must identify themselves with the words “Associate Member” when describing their USGTF membership. Level II members are not allowed to describe themselves as a “USGTF Professional” or “Certified USGTF Member,” for example. Phrases that would be acceptable are “USGTF Associate Member Teaching Professional” and “Certified USGTF Associate Member.”

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LEVEL III – Fully-Certified Member 
(Certified Golf Teaching Professional®) Level III members are qualified to teach all facets of the game to above-average players, and have successfully completed the playing ability test. Level III members may identify themselves with almost any phrase, including “USGTF Professional” and “USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional®.” Level III members may participate in the United States and World Golf Teachers Cups. The phrase “Certified Golf Teaching Professional” is a United States Federal Registered Trademark owned by the USGTF.

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LEVEL IV – Master Golf Teaching Professional®
Level IV members have distinguished themselves as individuals with an exceptional level of commitment and desire to pursue excellence in golf teaching. They have earned the right to call themselves a “USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional®,” and have demonstrated a teaching knowledge and ability to the highest order. The phrase “Master Golf Teaching Professional” is a United States Federal Registered Trademark owned by the USGTF.

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