Rules Exam Only Registration

during the 2018 Rules Modernization Shoot at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. on Thursday, July 19, 2018.  (Copyright USGA/John Mummert)

Overview

Registration for 2023 Rules of Golf Exams will open on Wednesday 9/21 at 10 AM ET!

  • You will have the choice of taking either the 100-Question Exam or the 80-Question Exam.
  • Both exams may be taken either in-person at one of our PGA/USGA Workshop sites, or online through our exam platform on selected dates.
  • The exam is broken into two parts:
    • Part 1 – Closed Book (no reference materials allowed)
    • Part 2 – Open Book (books and printed reference materials allowed)
  • You will have 4 hours to complete the exam.
  • Certification – The 100-Question exam provides you the opportunity to achieve “Expert” Rules certification from the USGA (score of 90+). Both the 100-question and 80-question exams provide you the opportunity to achieve “Advanced” Rules certification from the USGA (score of 75-89 on the 100-Question Exam or a score of 70+ on the 80-Question Exam).
  • NOTE ON 2023 EXAMS – There will be two versions of the 100-Question Rules of Golf exam and two versions of the 80-question Rules of Golf exam offered during 2023 Rules Workshops: each exam will have a fall 2022 version and a winter 2023 version. Therefore, you may take each exam once in each season, for a total of twice (but you may not take the same exam twice in one season). For example, you may take the 100-Question Exam in October 2022 and again in January 2023. But you may not take the 100-Question Exam in January 2023 and again in March 2023.

In-Person Exam Option

  • You may choose to take the exam in-person on the 4th day of a PGA/USGA Workshop.
  • Breaks may be taken any time but materials must remain in the exam room.
  • Part 1 (closed book) will be completed and turned in first and you will then receive part 2 (open book/materials).
  • You will have 4 hours to complete the exam and can use/divide those 4 hours however you like. We recommend no more than 90 minutes on part 1 (closed book).
  • Materials for open book portion of exam – you can use any books, printed materials and handwritten notes, but you may not use any electronic or digital resources.

Online Exam Option

  • You may choose to take a proctored exam through our online exam platform.
  • The exam is available only on certain dates – available dates shown in chart at bottom of this page.
  • Additional Info – Before the Exam
    • System Compatibility Check – Any time before your exam, please run the system compatibility check here – https://tests.mettl.com/authenticateKey/4f9neiqpz4
    • Approximately 24 hours in advance of your exam, you will receive an email that will include the link to launch and take your exam.
    • The exam must be taken on a laptop or a desktop – mobile devices and tablets (iPads) can NOT be used.
    • The exam is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.
    • You can only have one computer monitor/screen – if you have a dual monitor set-up, you will need to disconnect the second monitor.
    • Supported browsers – You will need to use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox only.
    • You will need a webcam – This can either be built into your computer or purchased and plugged into your computer externally.
    • During set-up, the platform will walk you through how to share your screen, and also how to allow access to your webcam and your microphone for proctor monitoring purposes.
    • If you log in early, you will have to wait until the scheduled start time to begin your exam.
    • To access the exam, you will be asked to show your photo ID and to take a photo of your face for ID verification purposes.
  • Additional Info – During the Exam
    • The exam will be administered in two parts (closed book and open book) with a simple transition between the two parts. After the transition to the open book portion, you will not be able to return to the closed book portion.
    • You will have 1.5 hours for part one (closed book) and 2.5 hours for part two (open book), for a total of 4 hours.
    • A clock of your remaining time (specific to when you began your exam) will be visible on the screen.
    • Materials for open book portion of exam – you can use any books, printed materials and handwritten notes, but you may not use any electronic or digital resources.
    • Note that you are not allowed to navigate away from the exam window on your computer – this will be tracked by the AI software described below.
    • Scratch Paper – You are free to use as much scratch paper as needed during both parts of the exam.
    • Food and Drink – Feel free to have food and drink with you during the exam.
    • AI Monitoring – The system uses AI monitoring to provide warnings both to the student and to the proctor when prohibited actions are detected. These include things like navigating away from the testing window, taking a picture of the screen with a mobile device, etc.
    • Warnings will be reviewed by USGA proctors and exams can be ended for inappropriate actions.
    • Text Sizing – The exam is offered through a web browser, meaning that the browser’s view/zoom tool can be used to increase (or decrease) the size of the text in the exam window.
    • Chat – You will be able to send chat messages to your proctor if you need assistance.
    • Bookmarking – The system provides a “Re-Visit” feature to mark questions that you would like to return to. Remember that you are unable to return to the closed book section after moving on to the open book. Note that this feature only pertains to revisiting questions within the part of the exam being taken currently (open book or closed book).
    • Breaks – You can take breaks any time as needed. Please just message your proctor that you are taking a break. You do NOT need to wait for a response from the proctor. The allotted time for your exam will continue to run during breaks.

Transfers


  • Prior to your exam date, you may transfer to any other exam with available seats at no charge. This can be done online prior to the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, this can be done by calling 908-326-1850.
  • On or after your exam date, no refunds are available.

Withdrawals

  • 100-Question Exam
    • $150 refund prior to your exam date. This can be done online prior to the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, this can be done by calling 908-326-1850.
    • On or after your exam date, no refunds are available.
  • 80-Question Exam
    • $100 refund prior to your exam date. This can be done online prior to the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, this can be done by calling 908-326-1850.
    • On or after your exam date, no refunds are available.

Rules Exam Only Schedule

Date/Time Event Available Seats
December 1, 2022
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 12/1 @ 10 AM ET
2 seats available
December 1, 2022
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 12/1 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
December 5, 2022
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 12/5 @ Pinehurst, NC
Pine Needles Lodge, Southern Pines NC
10 seats available
December 5, 2022
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 12/5 @ Pinehurst, NC
Pine Needles Lodge, Southern Pines NC
15 seats available
December 12, 2022
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 12/12 @ Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
10 seats available
December 12, 2022
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 12/12 @ Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
15 seats available
December 13, 2022
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 12/13 @ 1 PM ET
-1 seats available
December 13, 2022
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 12/13 @ 1 PM ET
14 seats available
December 15, 2022
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 12/15 @ 10 AM ET
13 seats available
December 15, 2022
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 12/15 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
January 9, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/9 @ Liberty Corner, NJ
Golf House, Liberty Corner NJ
11 seats available
January 9, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/9 @ Liberty Corner, NJ
Golf House, Liberty Corner NJ
15 seats available
January 11, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 1/11 @ 10 AM ET
13 seats available
January 11, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 1/11 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
January 16, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/16 @ Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
14 seats available
January 16, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/16 @ Phoenix, AZ
Hilton Phoenix Chandler, Chandler AZ
15 seats available
January 17, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 1/17 @ 1 PM ET
11 seats available
January 17, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 1/17 @ 1 PM ET
15 seats available
January 23, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/23 @ Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Peachtree Corners GA
11 seats available
January 23, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/23 @ Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Peachtree Corners GA
15 seats available
January 27, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/27 @ Honolulu, HI
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Honolulu HI
15 seats available
January 27, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/27 @ Honolulu, HI
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Honolulu HI
14 seats available
January 30, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/30 @ Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Marriott City Center, Salt Lake City UT
15 seats available
January 30, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 1/30 @ Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Marriott City Center, Salt Lake City UT
15 seats available
February 6, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 2/6 @ Houston, TX
Houston Marriott North, Houston TX
8 seats available
February 6, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 2/6 @ Houston, TX
Houston Marriott North, Houston TX
15 seats available
February 9, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 2/9 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
February 9, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 2/9 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
February 13, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 2/13 @ Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cordova CA
15 seats available
February 13, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 2/13 @ Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cordova CA
15 seats available
February 20, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 2/20 @ Kansas City, MO
DoubleTree Hilton Kansas City – Overland Park, Overland Park KS
15 seats available
February 20, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 2/20 @ Kansas City, MO
DoubleTree Hilton Kansas City – Overland Park, Overland Park KS
15 seats available
February 20, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 2/20 @ 1 PM ET
15 seats available
February 20, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 2/20 @ 1 PM ET
14 seats available
March 2, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 3/2 @ 10 AM ET
10 seats available
March 2, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 3/2 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
March 6, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/6 @ Richmond, VA
Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Glen Allen VA
10 seats available
March 6, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/6 @ Richmond, VA
Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Glen Allen VA
15 seats available
March 8, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Solo Examen de 100 Preguntas - 3/8 @ Miami, FL
Sonesta Miami Airport, Miami FL
15 seats available
March 8, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Solo Examen de 80 Preguntas - 3/8 @ Miami, FL
Sonesta Miami Airport, Miami FL
15 seats available
March 13, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/13 @ Providence, RI
Providence Marriott Downtown, Providence RI
15 seats available
March 13, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/13 @ Providence, RI
Providence Marriott Downtown, Providence RI
15 seats available
March 14, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 3/14 @ 1 PM ET
13 seats available
March 14, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 3/14 @ 1 PM ET
15 seats available
March 20, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/20 @ Nashville, TN
Millenium Maxwell House, Nashville TN
13 seats available
March 20, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/20 @ Nashville, TN
Millenium Maxwell House, Nashville TN
15 seats available
March 27, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
100-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/27 @ Minneapolis, MN
Sheraton Minneapolis West, Minnetonka MN
15 seats available
March 27, 2023
8:00 am-12:00 pm
80-Question In-Person Exam Only - 3/27 @ Minneapolis, MN
Sheraton Minneapolis West, Minnetonka MN
15 seats available
March 31, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 3/31 @ 10 AM ET
12 seats available
March 31, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 3/31 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available
April 11, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 4/11 @ 1 PM ET
14 seats available
April 11, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 4/11 @ 1 PM ET
15 seats available
April 26, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
100-Question Online Exam Only – 4/26 @ 10 AM ET
13 seats available
April 26, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
80-Question Online Exam Only – 4/26 @ 10 AM ET
15 seats available

If you have any questions about the Rules Exam only option, please feel free to reach out to us any time:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (908) 326-1850