How to Become a Master Gardener

To become certified as a Master Gardener Volunteer, individuals must complete the Level 1 Training course, pass the Level 1 exam, and complete and report a minimum of 24 hours of approved volunteer service during their first year in the program. You can find out more about the training on the separate Training Page.  To maintain certification, a minimum number of hours of continuing education (10 hours) and volunteer service (24 hours) must be completed annually.

Master Gardener Volunteer Level 1 Training is held September through December each year. For more information call 414-256-4672  or email Betsy Vokac.

2016 Class Information

Classes are full and registration is closed for the 2016 Level 1 Training course!
Locations for training are:
Waukesha County Courthouse – first class is Monday, September 12th from 1 – 4 pm.
515 West Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha WI 53188
Boerner Botanical Gardens – first class is Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners WI 53130