To go through the various levels of The First Tee, participants need to go through the certification process. There are 5 parts to certification which include:
CORE LESSON EXPOSURE
For each program level, participants must be exposed to all core lessons in The First Tee Life Skills Experience. If participants miss any core lesson content, Chapters are held accountable for exposing all participants to the missed content either through one-on-one instruction or a make class, before they can complete the remaining requirements for The First Tee Certification.
LIFE SKILLS APPLICATION
This assessment examines the ability of participants to apply life skills learned to golf and non-golf settings. Participants’ ability to apply life skills is determined through ongoing behavioral observations occurring during class activities. Chapters should assess the life skills as designated by The First Tee home office.
GOLF SKILLS APPLICATION
Participants should be assessed on golf skills in four areas: putting, short game, full-swing (fairways) and full-swing (greens). Although The First Tee Golf Skills application assesses performance on the same golf skills as participants move through the levels, there is a progression in performance required at each level.
LIFE SKILLS KNOWLEDGE
This is a written review of life skills knowledge participants have gained through their participation in The First Tee Life Skills Experience.
This is a written review of general golf knowledge, The Rules of Golf and etiquette participants have gained through their participation in the Life Skills Experience.
Detailed Certification Information: Certification Requirements At A Glance