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Competition Manual for Disc Golf Events


  1. To be a Certified Official, an individual must be a current PDGA member and certified after passing the PDGA Official’s exam. Upon significant changes to the Rules of Play, the PDGA Board of Directors may require Certified Officials to pass an updated exam to retain their Certified Official status.
  2. Tournament Directors (and Assistant TDs) are required to be current Certified Officials in order to sanction or run any PDGA event.
  3. All players must be Certified Officials in order to compete in any Elite Series/National Tour or Major PDGA-sanctioned event. The exam is based upon the PDGA Official Rules of Disc Golf and the PDGA Competition Manual.
  4. Being a Certified Official does NOT make an individual a Tournament Official who can make rulings at PDGA events.