Master Gardener Volunteer Certification Requirements

To become certified, you must

  • Complete a background check
  • Complete the minimum 36 hours of Level 1 training
  • Sign a volunteer agreement
  • Achieve a 70% or better score on the final open-book exam
  • Complete at least 24 hours of volunteer service within one year of training (higher requirements may be imposed locally).
  • The program office will now be requiring Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect training which will be completed as part of the Level 1 training in Marquette County or it can be completed online on your own time.

At the completion of all the requirements, you may receive an official Master Gardener Volunteer certificate and a name badge. Contact your local training facilitator for specific details.

Recertification is required annually to remain a Master Gardener Volunteer in good standing. To be recertified you must complete 10 hours of continuing education and provide 24 hours of volunteer service.