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Trainings and Certifications

Volunteers enable more youth and more diverse programming to be offered throughout the state! Georgia 4-H offers trainings to support volunteers in making the best better in supporting the development of Georgia young people. The following programs are not only educational opportunities may also meet the requirement for supervising youth, judging or mentoring youth projects, or coaching requirement for competition.

  1. Georgia 4-H and UGA Extension: Working with Youth & Managing Risk

    The Georgia 4-H and UGA Extension Risk Management Training is required for all volunteers supervising youth. View the training and review the supplemental handbook for volunteers. Contact your local County Extension office to receive certification for this training and working with youth in your community.


  2. Georgia 4-H Project Achievement Leader Resources

    Contact your local County Extension Office to discuss becoming a certified judge or Master Mentor for our cornerstone program, Project Achievement.


  3. Be a Leader and become a Certified Coach!

    Coaches (both paid staff and volunteer) are required to complete training in order for the county to field a team for competition. Each counties' Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging, Forestry Field Day, Poultry Judging, and Wildlife Judging is required to be coached by a certified coach. Land Judging will be required to have a certified coach by August 1, 2018. Coaches may enlist additional leaders to assist with instruction and may coach more than one county team. 4-H Coaches' Certification is obtained by completing the Georgia 4-H Certified Judging Coach's training for the specific event.

    Each S.A.F.E. team in each discipline (archery, pistol, rifle, and shotgun) is required to be coached by a certified paid staff or volunteer coach. If a meeting, practice or S.A.F.E. event is held a certified coach in that discipline is required to be in attendance along with screened volunteers for assistance. Certification is obtained by completing the Georgia 4-H Certified S.A.F.E. Coach's Training in that discipline.

    Preregistration is required and space is limited for all trainings.

    The 2017-18 Schedule:

  August
2017
Sept. 22-24, 2017 Dec.
1-3 ,
2017
Dec. 5, 2017 Dec.
9 ,
2017
Jan.
19-21 ,
2018
Feb.
13 ,
2018
Feb. 28, 2018 Tentatively
May
8,
2018
June
23,
2018
Cotton Boll &Consumer Judging Coaches' Certification

14th - Bartow
17th - Morgan
22nd - Tift
30th - Bulloch

 
Forestry Judging Coaches' Certification  
 
X
Middle GA
X
Rock Eagle
Land Judging Coaches' Certification  
X
Rock Eagle
 
X
Middle GA
S.A.F.E. Coaches'
Certification
 
X
Rock Eagle
X
Rock Eagle
X
Rock Eagle
 
Poultry Judging Coaches' Certification  
X
Rock Eagle
X
Houston
(min. 5)
X
Gordon
X
Rock Eagle
Wildlife Judging Coaches' Certification  
X
Rock Eagle
 
X
Rock Eagle
Youth Foods and Nutrition Coaches' Certification  
X
Middle GA
 

Contact your local County Extension Office to save your spot in a certification training or to take or receive credit for an online course for volunteers!

 

Updated: 10/17/2017

 
The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.