Master Gardener Training Class

The first step to becoming a South Carolina Master Gardener is completion of the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class (MGVTC).  The class is offered annually in a hybrid format that combines virtual and in-person classes. 

The 2022 MGVTC begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Classes meet in person each Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM for 16 weeks. The location will vary according to the county. Your local Master Gardener Coordinator can provide the location details. The final exam is on May 17, 2022.

Course materials including quizzes, final exam, and resources, will be housed electronically in Canvas, a Learning Management System. This means you will need regular computer access and reliable internet access.

Due to the popularity of the South Carolina Master Gardener Program and limited capacity, registration is a two-step process. First, interested individuals complete a pre-registration form. Next, a Master Gardener representative will contact interested individuals via telephone to explain the program, answer any questions or concerns, and verify a desire to proceed with registering for the class.

The training course fee is $300.00. Payment will be collected during the second step of the registration process, after Master Gardener representatives have contacted interested individuals. Please note that no refunds will be issued once the course begins. A criminal background check is required of all applicants.

Ready to embark on the journey to becoming a South Carolina Master Gardener?  Complete this form to be notified of the next Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class. Dates have not yet been set for the next class. Completing this form ensures you'll be notified when a class is offered in your area.