Certification Process

Initial certification

Prior to training:

  • attend orientation / interview with county offering program
  • complete form for mandatory criminal background check to be accepted as a UW-Extension volunteer
  • complete UW-Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations form

After acceptance into MG Program:

  • complete Level 1 training
  • pass the exam with a score of 70% or better
  • complete and REPORT a minimum of 24 hours of approved volunteer hours by specified deadline

Once all of the requirements listed above are completed an individual is a certified MGV.

Recertification

Must be done annually to maintain certification:

  • complete and REPORT a minimum of 24 hours of approved volunteer hours by October 1
  • complete and REPORT a minimum of 10 hours of Continuing Education
  • sign the UW-Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations form
  • complete form for mandatory criminal background check to be renewed as a UW-Extension volunteer (will be required every 4 years)
  • complete Mandated Reporter Training (once) if not included in Level 1 training

Once all of the requirements listed above are completed an individual is a certified MGV.