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Background Check Renewals

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Updated 12/29/2023

All Extension volunteers – including Master Gardeners – are required to update their background check and Safety of Minors training every 3 years. If you don’t renew, your volunteer account is suspended and you won’t be able to log in to enter hours or access your volunteer account.

These can be submitted online, though paper options are available. See the Related reading links below.

Expect an email from the Extension Master Gardener State Office this year if you joined RCMG in any of the following years: 2021, 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1994, 1991 or 1988.

  • The email subject line is: “Master Gardener Program request: background check renewal

  • The email sender is: Extension Master Gardener State Office (

Pro-Tip: Add this email address to your contact list/address book so you don’t miss this very important message!

Related reading


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