Certification Requirements:

Volunteer hours for Level 3 may not begin until after the course has been completed.  No prefatory volunteer hour accumulation for Level 3 will be accepted unless those hours were spent directly helping the county/reservation Extension agent as specified below.  
 
  Level Requirements
Level 1
  • attend 16 hours of in-class training
  • pass open book exam with 80% or better
  • 20 horticulture related volunteer hours within 1 year of end of class
Level 2
  • attend 16 hours of in-class training
  • pass closed book exam with 80% or better
  • 30 horticulture related volunteer hours within 1 year of end of class
Level 3
  • prepare and deliver a short in class presentation
  • attend all 3 days of hands-on training
  • 40 volunteer hours directly assisting county/reservation agent with Master Gardener or horticulture projects within 1 year of class completion.