Students that successfully complete certificates will receive recogniton from The Ohio State University. A letter of verification, together with the certificate will be issued.
In addition, in summer 2011 we will be introducing an acknowledgment package with the certificate that will state that the successful candidate is a "Sports Turf Professional". The package will include decals and other such items that can be used in the workplace to generate a better understanding of the sports turf profession.
The program has been endorsed and/or supported by the following professional associations: The national Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA), The Ohio Lawn Care Association (OLCA), The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF), and The Ohio Parks and Rec. Association (OPRA).
STMA has awarded the full course 1 CSFM point towards certification. CSFMs can also pick up 1.5 CEUs by taking this course. This course has been designed to cover material that is included in the STMA's "Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) program.
OPRA has awarded 12.0 CEUs for the full course.
Details on how to redeem CSFM points and CEUs from professional organizations can be obtained via the course instructor.