Online MG Class

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Would you love to become a Master Gardener but can't make the in-person classes? If so, maybe it's time to think about taking Master Gardener training in an online environment!

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the online Master Gardener class.


Course Fee and Structure:
The registration fee for this course is $300.00 per person. This includes a South Carolina Master Gardener manual and access to our online resources. Please do NOT purchase a manual separately as one will be sent to you.

The course is organized in modules that relate to topics presented in the SC Master Gardener manual. Modules contain relevant reading, instruction (via expert videos), discussion, quizzes and activities you can do around your home. You will receive a copy of the South Carolina Master Gardener manual before the start of the course.

A new module is released each week of the 12-week program and remains open until the end of the course. Each module requires about 6 hours to complete and there are 12 modules for a total commitment of 72 hours of course time.

To receive certification as a Clemson Extension Master Gardener students must complete the volunteer agreement during the registration process which includes consent to a background check. Students are required to complete one activity per module, pass the quiz for each module, pass the final exam, and fulfill 40 hours of volunteer service. Once students successfully complete the online course content, we will make sure they are put in touch with the appropriate Clemson Extension Agent to connect with existing volunteer networks. Please review the volunteer requirements for each county before signing up if you wish to become a Certified Master Gardener.

NOTE: If you do not have regular computer access, do not have a reliable high-speed internet service provider (no dial-up), and do not have reasonable computer skills, please do not register for this training. We do not provide computer support to participants. Registration for this online course is not transferable to another person, to another online course, nor to a face-to-face Master Gardener class offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service or any other university Extension service. Failure to keep up with the online program in which you enrolled does not grant you any rights to future access or future courses. This course is not for college or continuing education credit.

For questions about the next offering of the SCMG online class, please contact the Online Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Millie Davenport.