University of Maryland Extension

Advanced Training for Certified Master Naturalists

Besides volunteering for at least 40 hours per year, Certified Master Naturalists are required to document at least 8 hours of approved advanced training every year. Advanced training may include college classes, seminars offered by environmental organizations, or professional workshops.

Courses offered to Certified Master Naturalists at our Host Sites are pre-approved to meet the advanced training requirement.  All other advanced training courses or programs must be approved by your Program Facilitator.

Advanced Training Opportunities offered to Certified Master Naturalists:

This information is provided voluntarily and likely constitutes just a fraction of what is available throughout the state of Maryland.  For more information, please contact the organization or individual listed.  To add your event to this list, please contact Joy Rafey at

The Audubon Naturalist Society, a Md Master Naturalist program Host Site, offers many classes/field trips with a vast offering of ID classes and general nature hikes/walks, as well as cosponsoring more in-depth, quarterly courses through the Natural History Field Studies program

The Natural History Society of Maryland offers ongoing advanced training opportunities for those who have completed the Md Master Naturalist training. Programs are listed on the NHS Meetup site: 

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