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The Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists has completed the training class for 2017. We hold our training in the Spring of each year with registration opening in late November or early December. Orientation is usually in mid to late March with classes conducted weekly through early June. Please see the information below to get an idea of what the training covers; you can also send us an email with any questions you might have using the link at the bottom of this page. Hope to see you next Spring!


Click here to view the 2017 CTMN training schedule (revised 8-March-2017)


Texas Master Naturalist trainees must pass a background check and complete at least 40 hours of classroom training in the Texas Master Naturalist State Curriculum. In addition to the training class, to become an active, certified Texas Master Naturalist, the trainee must complete the certification requirements of 40 hours of approved volunteer service work and 8 hours of approved Advanced Training within 15 months and submit the required reports of their hours.

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Texas Master Naturalist training is conducted by the Central Texas Chapter in the Spring of each year. If you are interested in becoming a Texas Master Naturalist and need additional information, you may call Rene Berkhoudt (435) 899-8173, Lynn Fleming (254) 760-4739, Mary Ann Everett (254) 773-9576, or Zoe Rascoe (254) 913-1013.  The training application form required for registration is available from the selection below in a print version (print the form and complete manually) and an on-line form. For the class of 2017, the registration fee is $150.00 per person; the fee includes the cost of the bound Master Naturalist State Curriculum, temporary and permanent name badges, first year’s local chapter dues, and fees for facilities and speakers.  All those accepted into the training will, as a separate registration, have the opportunity to register on-line as a TPWD volunteer; TPWD requires that volunteers submit to a background check at no cost to the volunteer. For additional information about becoming a Texas Master Naturalist, you may email us at or you may send your correspondence to:

Texas AgriLife
ATTN: Texas Master Naturalist, Central Texas Chapter, Rene Berkhoudt
1605 N Main St
Belton, TX 76513 

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