MGVs that complete the requirements for the General MG training program are entitled to receive a certificate indicating their completion of the program. Certificates are not automatically sent for a variety of reasons (some groups do not use the standard certificates; some groups want to present certificates to everyone at the same time at a meeting or awards presentation; in some areas people are given their certificate whenever they complete their hours; etc.). Certificates must be requested by the Agent or other facilitator - they are NOT sent automatically.
Certificates can be obtained at any time after the minimum volunteer service has been completed. Certificates are available from the MG Program Coordinator, and can be obtained blank (for you to fill in the name) or printed with the name of the recipient. The Certificates will come with the signature of the Program Coordinator and a space for the UW-Extension Agent (or other facilitator if there is no participating Agent) to sign. If you wish to have the Certificates printed for you, all you have to do is send the Program Coordinator a list of names (by email or regular mail).
Certificates are also available for three areas of Advanced Training:
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Outdoor Flowers and Houseplants
- Woody Ornamentals, Landscaping, and Lawns
These certificates can be requested in the same manner as for general training certificates; there is, however, no volunteer service requirement before requesting certificates.