PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION AWARDS FOR NATIONAL TURFGRASS FOUNDATION CONFERENCE 'IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE'
Attendees at the National Turfgrass Foundation Conference in Southport, 18th - 21st November 2002, can claim professional accreditation awards from the three main awarding bodies. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has accredited the Conference proceedings with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits that benefit greenkeepers working toward the much coveted title of Master Greenkeeper. Delegates can claim 3 credits for each day of attendance.
In addition, 1.0 PDUs have been approved by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as credits applicable toward renewal as a certified golf course superintendent.
BASIS, an independent registration, standards and certification scheme serving pesticide, fertiliser and allied organisations and interests, have also recognised the event for their CPD points in each of the four categories. The categories include 3 points for crop protection, 8 for environmental issues, 2 for plant nutrition, and one for personal development.
All in all, the awards represent a major endorsement of the quality of education on offer and provide an opportunity for delegates to receive professional recognition.