Northeastern Wisconsin
Master Gardeners' Association

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Affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Extension and
the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program​

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Master Gardener Certification Process in Wisconsin

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Initial certification

Prior to training:
attend orientation / interview with county offering program
complete form for mandatory criminal background check to be accepted as a UW-Extension volunteer
complete UW-Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations form
After acceptance into MG Program:
complete Level 1 training
pass the exam with a score of 70% or better
complete and REPORT a minimum of 24 hours of approved volunteer hours by specified deadline


Once all of the requirements listed above are completed an individual is a certified MGV.

Recertification

Must be done annually to maintain certification:
complete and REPORT a minimum of 24 hours of approved volunteer hours by October 1
complete and REPORT a minimum of 10 hours of Continuing Education
sign the UW-Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations form
complete form for mandatory criminal background check to be renewed as a UW-Extension volunteer (will be required every 4 years)
complete Mandated Reporter Training (once) if not included in Level 1 training


Once all of the requirements listed above are completed an individual is a certified MGV.

For additional information regarding certification or recertification, please visit http://wimastergardener.org/toolbox/