Any profession needs to keep up-to-date with current practices and technologies, and golf course architects are no exception.

The EIGCA recognises the importance of Continuing Professional Development – of attending seminars, participating in educational opportunities and networking with like-minded professionals. To this end the EIGCA has introduced a credit scheme to reward its members for these activities, and to acknowledge it in their profiles on the Institute’s website. EIGCA Members and Associate Members can now earn and record CPD credits with the aim of becoming ‘CPD Approved’

Credits are awarded for completing or participating in a range of CPD activities in four categories; Education, Professional, Personal Learning and Networking.

Providing a formal Continuing Professional Development programme to bring it in line with other similar professional bodies is an important step forward in the EIGCA’s evolution as a representative body. It is also a significant benefit for members as they will be able to improve both their knowledge and professional competence and demonstrate this to interested parties.

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The CPD Programme is being sponsored by Partners Rain Bird and John Deere.

For more information on the EIGCA CPD Programme please contact the EIGCA office and visit their website.

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects represents Europe’s most qualified golf course architects. Members of the EIGCA have shown through their skill, experience and training that they are able to design and oversee the construction of golf courses to the highest standards.

As a professional body they work to enhance the status of the golf course design profession, increase the opportunities for their members to practice throughout the world and educate future golf course architects.

The EIGCA has almost 100 Senior Members and Associate Members spread throughout 25 countries.