Certification and Assessment Process

After each session (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) we host assessments days for juniors who wish to move up to the next level in First Tee.

Starting at the PLAYer 2 levels, juniors who wish to certify (or “level up”) to the next tier in First Tee (Par, Birdie, Eagle, Ace, in that order) must attend these assessments and complete all remaining requirements outlined in the document below.

Juniors who are in the TARGET (5-6 years old) or PLAYer 1 (7-8 years old) levels do not need to attend these assessments; however, juniors in the PLAYer 1 level are welcome to participate, but please note that all participants must be age-eligible in order to certify to the next level.

Participants who are new to The First Tee must first complete an 8-week, or 6-week session, it is not necessary for them to register for an assessment first.

If players assess at a certain level for their golf skills and meet all other criteria, they will be considered “certified” for their level and eligible to move to the next. The certification process is also cumulative, meaning that juniors who have previously participated in an assessment at their current level will not need to repeat the completed requirements in subsequent assessments. HOWEVER, all certification requirements will reset once juniors move to their next level. (For example, if a junior has completed all the PLAYer certification requirements and moves to Par, he/she will then be responsible for completing all the requirements at the Par level.)

The document below will provide you with a list of the requirements at each level.


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