Accreditation

The National Rules Accreditation & Education Program Framework consists of six tiers.

Download the full National Rules Accreditation & Education Programs Framework here.

The following two levels are conducted by Golf WA throughout the year. Clubs wishing to host a Club Level Seminar should contact Golf WA.


Club Level (2nd Proof-of-Competency Level)

Club Level courses are conducted by State Associations. Participants attend a seminar, and may then sit a multiple choice exam of 50 questions. Golf WA offer participants the opportunity to sit the exam in person or online exam.

Participants must attain a mark of at least 70% to pass (35 correct answers out of 50). A pass of 90% (45 correct answers out of 50) or more achieves a distinction.

The Club Level course is classroom-based and aims;

• To provide a rules education of the key Rules of Golf for Club golfers.
• To provide an education as to how to navigate around the Rule book, and how to locate the rule/s appropriate to a situation.
• To provide a rules validation for course attendees.
• To allow for greater intra-Club spread of rules knowledge.
• To assist with intra-Club administration of Club events.
• To provide for uniformity of the development of skills and application of skills.

To register your interest in attending a Club Level Accreditation Course please complete the following Expression of Interest Form


State Level (3rd Proof-of-Competency Level)

State Level Courses are conducted by most State Associations (usually one per year). The presentation of the State Level Course comprises two full days and consists of both indoor classroom-style and outdoor practical components.

Participants must attain a mark of at least 50 correct answers out of 60 multiple choice questions AND correctly officiate 13 or more out of 15 on course situations.

The State Level course aims;

• To better enable attendees to assist with the administration of district, state, and national events.
• To better enable attendees to adopt an intra-Club leadership role within rules & match administration.
• To create and expand the communication channels between a State Association and Clubs from a rules & match perspective.
• To provide an opportunity for the development of a person’s rules & match related skills.
• To provide for uniformity of the development of skills and application of skills.

To receive an invitation to attend the next Golf WA State Level Accreditation Course you must have passed a Club Level Accreditation Course with distinction in the past 4 years.