There are several different CAMN membership categories described below.
- Texas Master Naturalist Member-in-Training: A future member of an official class from the first day of class to the end of the training period and until the Trainee has completed the Chapter Training requirements.
- Texas Master Naturalist Pledge: A future member who has completed the Chapter Training requirements but has yet to complete the State or Chapter minimum Certification requirements for advanced training and volunteer service to become ‘Certified’ within 12 months of the first class.
- Certified Texas Master Naturalist: A member who has completed the State or Chapter minimum Certification requirements for advanced training and volunteer service hours for the current year.
- Texas Master Naturalist Member: A member who has previously been a Certified Texas Master Naturalist but has not yet completed the required volunteer service of 40 hours, and 8 hours of Advanced Training.
- Honorary Members: Individuals who have made a substantial contribution of time or expertise to the chapter. Typically not a member who has completed formal training, this person may be nominated by any member to be approved by the Board, and the Entire Chapter.
- Inactive members: The state office requires that members who do not report any hours in the VMS system for one year be moved to Inactive status. Inactive members will not be able to log in and report hours in VMS until their status is changed back to active. This change is simple and easy. Request to be re-activated by emailing membership@CAMN.org Remember: Once you achieve your Initial Certification, you will always be considered a Texas Master Naturalist.