The introduction of Specializations is our commitment to PGA of Canada members, hiring managers and employers to ensure our Professionals are adequately trained based on their role and related responsibilities. 

  • These four specialized streams were selected based on extensive research (see Roles and Responsibilities Research), focused on the roles, competencies, gaps in knowledge and training, and expectations of PGA of Canada members in their respective employment positions.
  • PGA of Canada will be educating hiring managers and employers on the value of hiring PGA members with specializations for specific roles
  • The ability to specialize in more than one area allows more flexibility, as members continue to take on a greater number of roles in the industry.

Earning a Specialization

PGA Apprentices and Class “A” members can specialize in one (or more) of four areas that fits their career path and employment.

  • As you review the courses within the Training Academy and their breakdown into the respective Specializations, you will see a strong connection between the research findings and the structure of the Training Academy.
  • PGA of Canada Professionals who are unsure where their career path may be headed are encouraged to complete Career Literacy Part 1: Map Your Career Path
  • Any specialization earned during training as an Apprentice Professional will be effective upon reaching Class 'A' Membership

Download Badges

Current PGA of Canada Class 'A' Professionals, who have earned an Specialization, are encouraged to use the newly designed Specialization Badges in accordance with PGA Brand Guidelines. PGA Professionals are able to confirm their Specialization through the PGA Credit Tracker. Please note: ONLY Class "A" members who have meet the Specialization criteria can use the badges.