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Michigan Wild-foraged Mushroom Recertification Update

Recertification for the Michigan Wild-foraged Mushroom program will begin on April 16, 2021 and is required for persons whose certificates expired in 2020 or will expire in 2021. The recertification process will be completely virtual.

Click here for more information on Michigan Wild-foraged Mushroom Recertifications

The cost is $75 per recertification and, as before, is valid for five years.

For your convenience, payment and registration will be available on the website beginning April 16.  Participants are required to complete and submit a brief survey; upon receipt of the completed survey, online exam access and instructions will be provided.

We encourage prospective participants to study and review the comprehensive online curriculum materials found on the Midwest American Mycological Information’s website: https://midwestmycology.org/mushroom-study/.

If you have any questions, please email them to mami@midwestmycology.org.

Remember, in order to legally collect and sell wild-foraged mushrooms anywhere in the United States, a person must be an expert in the identification of wild mushrooms. Specifically, Michigan requires a person to be an approved mushroom identification expert; which includes those whom have have successfully completed a mushroom identification program approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Michigan Wild-foraged MOREL Mushroom Certification Program

Certification in the Michigan Wild-foraged MOREL Mushroom program will begin on May 27, 2021 and is required for persons who intend on selling Morels. This Workshop and Exam will be completely virtual.

Click here for more information on Michigan Wild-foraged Morel Mushroom Certifications

In order to sell Morels in Michigan, a person must attend the Morel Mushroom Workshop as well as pass a written exam with a score of 80% or higher.  MAMI will send the results to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) who will then issue an official certificate. Currently, there are 2 times available for the virtual Workshop:

  • May 27, 2021 at 7:00pm
  • May 28, 2021 at 2:00pm

Exams will be administered and proctored at the end of the 1 hour Workshop.  If attendees do not meet the 80% or higher requirement to pass the exam, the person has two additional attempts to take the exam.  The following times can be used to take and/or retake the exam.

  • June 3, 4, 10, 11 (times to be determined)

The cost is $75 per certification and, as with other certifications, is valid for five years.  Anyone certified in the Wild-foraged Morel Mushroom Certification program can attend the complete, 20-species Wild-foraged Mushroom Certification Program at a discount rate.

Please click here for the Wild-foraged Morel Mushroom Certification curriculum and registration page. 

If you have any questions, please send them to mami@midwestmycology.org


Wild-foraged Mushroom Identification Certification Program

Working in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), MAMI offers a workshop program that, if successfully completed, will qualify you as an expert mushroom identifier who can lawfully broker select wild-foraged Michigan mushrooms.

This program will help you understand and meet Michigan’s regulations regarding the sale of wild-foraged mushrooms. Through this workshop, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the varieties of wild mushrooms that may be collected and sold in Michigan, meet with noted mycologists, review mushroom identification, become acquainted with MDARD regulations, and much more.

At the end of the workshop you will be administered a test which, if successfully completed, will qualify you to receive an Expert Mushroom Identifier card issued by MDARD.

Questions?

Contact us at mami@midwestmycology.org.

Midwest American Mycological Services does not offer virtual mushroom identification services of any kind so please do not send pictures of mushrooms for identification.

Information regarding all upcoming MAMI workshops can be found at:
https://midwestmycology.org/workshops/. Any new workshops will be
announced there as soon as the dates are determined.

Congratulations to those who have passed the certification.

Click here to see the complete list of current MDARD-certified mushroom identification experts: