How is Certification Maintained in Subsequent Years?

A Penn State Master Gardener must recertify annually by following these guidelines:

  • Commit to a minimum of twenty (20) hours of volunteer service to be completed each year
  • Complete eight (8) hours of additional horticulture training each year

Note: Hours beyond the minimum requirement for annual volunteer service and annual horticulture update training may not be carried over to the following year.