Steps to becoming an Oregon Master Naturalist - Coursework

Certification in the Oregon Master Naturalist Program happens in several parts. Here is the basic overview of how you can become an Oregon Master Naturalist:  

1. Complete the online curriculum

The course “Oregon Master Naturalist Online” provides a basic overview of Oregon’s natural history and the management of its natural resources. Click here to learn more.

2. Complete regional course requirements

We currently offer courses in 3 Ecoregions, which are in-person courses taught within an ecologically distinct region of Oregon. These are:

In time additional ecoregion specializations will be offered. The number of classes required varies by ecoregion.

3. Complete a training in Interpretation

This is a 2-day course in Interpretation Techniques that is highly encouraged for those who intend on volunteering as an educator, guide or interpreter at a park, nature center, or other natural area. Click here to learn more.