Texas Master Gardeners must complete 12 hours of Continuing Education each year to maintain their certification. There are many training opportunities available throughout the year. The following types of education are approved for Continuing Education. See the Membership Handbook for more details.
- Training from programs offered during DCMGA monthly association meetings
- Horticulture Educational workshops, classes, lectures, field trips sponsored or conducted by DCMGA
- Earth-Kind online training (can be taken only once)
- Horticulture Educational workshops, classes, lectures, specialist training listed on the Texas Master Gardener Association web page, including workshops, classes, and lectures offered by other County Master Gardener Associations
- Native Landscaping Certification classes offered by the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT)
- Horticulture Educational workshops, classes or lectures offered by Texas AgriLife Extension
- Horticulture Educational workshops, classes, lectures and tours offered during annual State Master Gardener Conference
- USDA “Introduction to Plant Identification” webinar (available at any time)
- Continuing Education opportunities approved by Agent and announced to members by Denton County Extension Office via email or DCMGA website
- Research for DCMGA sponsored lectures, presentations or help desk
- Discretionary Horticulture educational workshops, classes or lectures up to three hours can be used for lectures at garden centers, clubs and other organizations. No prior approval is needed for these hours.
- See the DCMGA Handbook for additional pre-approved training vendors.
If a class or event that you are interested in does not fall under the above categories, you may request approval for attendance to be counted as Continuing Education by submitting the “Request Approval of a Class for CE Credit” form. You will receive an email confirmation of your request. After the request is reviewed, you will be notified of the decision regarding CE credit.
Additional Training Opportunities during Intern Classes
As partial fulfillment of Continuing Education requirements, Denton County Master Gardener veterans may take one or two classes during intern training each year, as a refresher. First day, last day, field trips and some individual classes are not included in this opportunity. Registration for these classes is available on this page before intern classes begin each year.