Program Policy

Out-of-State Transfer Policy

    Active Extension Master Gardeners transferring from USDA plant hardiness zones 7 and lower:

  • Provide written verification and approval from the State Master Gardener Coordinator of the previous state of residence.
  • Be up-to-date with certification requirements of the previous state of residence.
  • Purchase the MSU Extension Master Gardener Training Manual.
  • Take the final, open-book exam and pass with a score of a minimum of 80 percent.
  • Read and electronically accept the MSU Extension Volunteer and Code-of-Conduct agreements.
  • Comply with the annual recertification process.

Active Extension Master Gardeners transferring from USDA plant hardiness zone higher that Zone 7 retake the Extension Master Gardening training in Michigan.