Master Gardener 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.
 
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
  • attend 20 hours of hands-on training at "Master Gardener University"
  • 40 volunteer hours directly assisting county/reservation agent with Master Gardener courses or horticulture projects within 1 year of class completion.