- A Penn State Master Gardener must attend the prescribed hours of instruction
- pass the final examination with a minimum score of 80%
- complete any county required activity
- fulfill the 50-hour volunteer commitment before becoming
a certified Master Gardener.
Upon completion he/she will be awarded a Penn State Master Gardener certificate.
Master Gardener certification is restrictive in nature in that it is valid only while the individual is participating in the Penn State Master Gardener Program.
Certification in subsequent years will be issued only to those individuals who make a commitment for participation in the program for the coming year as outlined below. When individuals cease active participation, then their designation as Penn State Master Gardener becomes void.
Those not continuing in the program should be aware that if they represent themselves as Penn State Master Gardeners, they are violating their original commitment to Penn State Cooperative Extension.