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 learn more about the training on the separate Training Page.  To maintain certification, at least 10 hours of continuing education and 24 hours of volunteer service must be completed annually.

As a member of SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, you will volunteer with Waukesha County and Milwaukee County UW-Extension educational programs in horticulture and community service. Visit the Wisconsin Master Gardener website for other Wisconsin training locations.

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

2017 Class Information

Registration for 2017 Level 1 Training will open around August 1st. Details including fees, class dates and times will be included in the registration materials.
Locations for training are:
Waukesha County Courthouse
515 West Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha WI 53188
Classes will be held on a weekday evening to be determined
or
Milwaukee County location to be determined
Classes will be held on a weekday afternoon to be determined