Certified Grounds Technician

For those applicants who are directly involved with performing the day-to-day tasks of grounds maintenance, PGMS® offers a certification program, the Certified Grounds Technician (CGT).

Click here for a list of all CGTs.

The CGT test consists of 50 questions based on the overall grounds maintenance field. Once your CGT application is received, payment is submitted and your application is approved you will be sent a confirmation email along with the CGT study guide. Once the candidate is ready to take the exam, they must e-mail PGMS and provide the name, position, and email address of their proctor. The approved proctor will oversee the exam. To pass the CGT exam, a minimum score of 80% is required. Once you become a CGT, you must keep up your accreditation by earning 35 CEU’s over a 5 year period. Click here to find out more information on how you can earn the 35 CEU’s.

The items on the list below must be compiled before the materials for the Certified Grounds Technician programs can be sent out. Please review this list carefully. Send in a copy of the list (along with the appropriate documents), with each item checked when you remit your application.

____1. Completed Application (Click here to complete the application)

____2. Copy of High School Diploma or GED

____3. Verification of Employment (this can be a copy of your ID card, a letter from your HR department or a paystub)

____4. Two Years of Experience as a Grounds Technician

____5. Application Fee

  • $150 for PGMS members
  • $250 for non-members
  • $350 to join PGMS and apply simultaneously

Please review the list and send all required information to PGMS Headquarters.

Send information or inquires to:

Grounds Technician Certification

2331 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
FAX: 443-640-1031

Questions? Contact PGMS at 443-966-3852 or info@pgms.org.