How to Become a Certified Master Gardener

Getting your MG Certification

To become a Certified Master Gardener, a person must successfully complete 40 hours of classroom education, and then give 40 hours of approved volunteer work to their community within one year of completing the classroom work. The course fee is $100, which covers the cost of class materials. This fee will cover the Master Gardener Manual, Master Gardener, ID Badge, class refreshments and all of the classes.

Retaining your MG Certification

In order to retain Certified Master Gardener status, members must complete 40 hours of educational classes and 40 hours of volunteer time each year after completing their initial Certification requirements.

For further information, contact the Cabell County Extension Office at 304-743-7131, email us at or sign up for more information when new classes are forming on our online form.

Cabell County Master Gardener classes are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Cabell County Master Gardener Classes will include Orientation, Botany, Insect Management, Soils and Fertilizer, Pesticide Safety, Plant Disease Management, and various other topics!