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Whatcom WSU Master Gardeners

Recertification for returning Master Gardeners

Recertification in the Master Gardener program does not automatically carry forward from year to year. Volunteers must submit a recertification to the program each year.

2024 Reapplication Link

ONLY volunteers who have submitted the recertification and who have met the requirements (or request emeritus status) will be granted certification (or emeritus status) for the following year.

Minimum requirements:

• 25 hours of approved service
• 10 hours of approved continuing education
• Monthly documentation of volunteer hours (in GivePulse)
• Background checks every 3 years
• Adherence to the code of conduct
• Commitment to uphold the WSU Extension Master Gardener mission and values

Forms, Policies, and Manuals

First Year Commitment (pdf)

Class Project Outline (pdf)

Example of Project List (pdf)

Statewide Master Gardener Website (link)

Statewide Curriculum Master Gardener Manual (link)

Master Gardener Program Handbook (pdf)

Photo Release Form (pdf)

Pest Management Recommendations Agreement (pdf)


Whatcom GivePulse – for WSU Volunteers

GivePulse is the system for recording your Master Gardener Volunteer hours.

New to GivePulse ? Use this Slide Show to get you started or watch this video (from WSU Extension Clark County).


1) First you must “claim your account” aka set-up a user profile.

2) Second, you can add Impacts (aka hours) you volunteer.

If you get stuck contact: Beth Chisholm


Thanks for volunteering!