Texas Master Gardener Certification
- minimum of 60 hours of instruction
- minimum of 60 hours of service
- pass an examination administered by Extension
Master Gardener trainees, Interns, and Master Gardeners are encouraged to participate in local Master Gardener association groups and to attend State/Regional Master Gardener conferences.
Master Gardener Re-certification
In order to retain the Texas Master Gardener title individuals
are required each year to participate in a minimum of 6 hours of recertification
training (education) and provide an additional 15 hours of volunteer service
through the local Extension office.
When to use the Master Gardener Title
The Texas Master Gardener Title is to be used only when doing unpaid
volunteer work in this program. However, when Texas Master Gardeners speak
before groups on horticultural subjects it is permissible for them to accept
unsolicited reimbursements or gifts. It is recommended that Master Gardeners
and Interns alike wear their Master Gardener badge to their service project.