Certification and Annual Recertification


Participants receive MSU Extension Master Gardener certification after successfully completing the educational training course and the volunteer requirement. Certificates and name badges are awarded.

Annual Recertification

An Extension Master Gardener may recertify for participation in the program for another year by completing the online recertification process each January. This online process includes:

  • Verifying that a minimum of 20 volunteer hours and 10 additional hours of horticulture training were completed the proceeding calendar year, e. January 1 - December 1.
  • Selecting the desired recertification status and annually signing the MSU Extension Master Gardener Program Code of Conduct agreement.
  • Submitting an annual recertification fee.