Certified Grounds Technician Application

This is your official application form furnished by the Certification Committee of the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS(R)). It is necessary that this application form be approved by the Certification Committee. Please take the time to fill in this form carefully and provide all of the requested information.

Once the application has been received, you will receive an invoice by email. If you wish to pay by check, please make checks payable to PGMS. Payment must be received prior to the processing of the application.

The Certification Committee applauds your efforts to become a Certified Grounds Technician.

Qualifications:
The following minimum requirements must be filled in order for an applicant to apply for the Certified Grounds Technician (CGT(R)) program:

1) High School Diploma or GED (If you have earned a degree in higher education, please submit diploma or transcripts from that institution).
2) Two years of experience in the grounds maintenance field.

Grounds maintenance experience shall mean working for or with a person, firm or agency engaged in grounds maintenance operations that include the installation, care and removal of indoor and outdoor plant material and supporting non-plant materials and activities.

The Certification Committee shall be the sole arbiter in determining if the applicant meets the eligibility requirement for the program.

Completion of the CGT program requires the submission of 35 continuing education units every five (5) years. If an individual is a member of PGMS during all three years, the continuing education submission fee is waived ($125 submission fee).

Certified Grounds Technician Application

Contact Information and Current Employment History

Previous Employment History:

Please complete the following applicable sections.
Use Month/Year format - Example: June 2015 - July 2016
(phone or email only)

Previous Employment History (continued):

Please complete the following applicable sections.
Use Month/Year format - Example: June 2015 - July 2016
(phone or email only)

Education Background:

Please complete the following applicable sections.
Please note that proof of graduation is required (copy of transcripts or picture of diploma) at the bottom of the application. "Dates Attended" sections should be completed in Month/Year format (Example: Sept 2000 - May 2004)
Please note that proof of graduation is required (copy of transcripts or picture of diploma) at the bottom of the application. "Dates Attended" sections should be completed in Month/Year format (Example: Sept 2000 - May 2004)
Please note that proof of graduation is required (copy of transcripts or picture of diploma) at the bottom of the application. "Dates Attended" sections should be completed in Month/Year format (Example: Sept 2000 - May 2004)
Please note that proof of graduation is required (copy of transcripts or picture of diploma) at the bottom of the application. "Dates Attended" sections should be completed in Month/Year format (Example: Sept 2000 - May 2004)

Professional Memberships, Conference Attendance, and Certifications

PGMS annual dues are $175. If applying for the CGM program and joining PGMS simultaneously, the combined cost is $325, only $75 more than just applying as a non-member.
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