Frequently Asked Questions - Certified Official's Exam
Common questions and answers about the Certified Official's Exam
Tournament Directors of PDGA Sanctioned events are required to be a Certified Official. Starting in 2011 passing the Official's Exam is now required for all amateurs and professional competitors playing in a National Tour Elite Series or PDGA Major event.
The Board approved the elimination of the PDGA Rules Proficiency Exam and replaced it with the PDGA Certified Officials Exam. Once you pass the exam you will be considered a PDGA Certified Official.
In 2011 all Certified Officials will be required to re-test. After passing the exam your certification will be good for three years.
There is a US$10 fee for all persons required to take the PDGA Certified Officials Exam.
The PDGA Certified Officials Exam certification is good for three years, unless otherwise noted by the PDGA Board due to a major rules revision.
The PDGA Certified Officials Exam will be an on-line examination, and will be available at pdga.com in early January 2011. It will be initially offered in English, and will become available in other languages as our international partners complete the translation of the exam.
You may take the exam an unlimited number of times until an acceptable score of 80% is achieved.
The test is not timed, and is open book. The subject matter will cover both the 2011 PDGA Official Rules of Play and the 2011 PDGA Competition Manual.
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The Certified Official's Exam can be found at http://www.pdgastore.com/store/officials-exam.html
This was offered during the 2011 tour to allow TDs to recertify due to the change. In 2012 you will need to pay the $10 fee.
Once the Touring Pros for a given year are calculated they are sent an email with information on how to take the Official's Exam free of charge. If you didn't receive this email please contact the PDGA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 261-6342.