University of San Diego presents

Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management Certificate

Earn valuable experience to become an in-demand cannabis compliance professional
Save $250 when you register by October 10
Use coupon code: EARLYBIRDNOV

With a cross-disciplinary approach to key industry sectors, this program will prepare you to become an in-demand compliance professional within this fast-evolving cannabis industry. You will gain an understanding of the risks related to operating a commercial cannabis business and learn how to mitigate them with a proven Cannabis Risk Management Framework.

The cannabis industry is complex and ever-changing, making legal compliance a significant challenge for cannabis businesses of all sizes. Not only are laws constantly shifting, there are also heavy-handed compliance requirements, multiple levels of health and safety risks, and difficult challenges throughout the cannabis supply chain. This is why cannabis compliance professionals are in such high-demand today.

Beginning with Cannabis 101, the program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of federal and state cannabis regulation, and the historical events that led to the formation of these laws. 

You’ll then get trained in an industry-adopted Cannabis Risk Assessment Framework, which gives you a step-by-step blueprint for becoming a successful cannabis compliance professional. 

Through case studies, video lectures, and assignments that cover important topics such as navigating the changing regulatory environments, using track and trace systems, preventing money laundering, and minimizing wasted products, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the cannabis industry, the compliance needs and challenges throughout, and become empowered as a certified cannabis compliance professional.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll earn a certificate of completion from the university and a digital badge showcasing your skills. You’ll also be prepared to take the Certified Commercial Cannabis Professional (CCCP) through the Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts (ACCCE). 

Additionally, you’ll be granted ACCCE membership for one year when you register for this program, which includes access to additional resources and training materials designed to help you understand the complexities and risks of the commercial cannabis industry.

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3 Courses

8 weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

Full Payment Option

$2,950

Installment Option

$999 x 3

Save My Seat

$300

Financing Option

Save $250 when you register by October 10
Use coupon code: EARLYBIRDNOV

Cannabis Compliance & Risk Management Courses

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry 
Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management I: Cannabis Risk Management Framework

This course will lay the foundation for a Cannabis Risk Management Framework. A Cannabis Risk Management Framework (CRMF) is a framework for which risks, and opportunities can be identified within the context of business objectives and programs are established to operate within the risk appetite. Main topics covered in this course include: 

  • Internal control environment
  • Risk assessment
  • Control activities
  • Information and communication
  • Training 
  • Assurance
  • Risk program tailoring
Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management II: Risk Assessment

This course addresses risk assessment as the foundation of a well-designed risk program. The risk assessment process enables management to better identify and mitigate gaps in a commercial cannabis business’s control of activities. It is sound practice that the risk assessment is formally written and in accordance with a methodology that is easily understood by all relevant parties. Main topics covered in this course include: 

  • Risk assessment methodology
  • Money laundering risk
  • Illicit cannabis market risk
  • Compliance risk
  • Operational risk
  • Supply chain 
  • Board reporting

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

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FULL TIME JOBS

In 2021, there were 428,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2022

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CA IS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LEGAL CANNABIS MARKET

In 2019, CA was on track to record $3.1 billion in sales, a 23% growth rate from 2018.

Source: LA Times

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CA PREDICTED TO HIT $7.2 BILLION IN 2024

By 2024, the legal market in CA is projected to reach $7.2 billion, overtaking the illegal market which has continued to be a significant source of cannabis for California users.

Source : LA Times

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AMERICA’S FASTEST GROWING OCCUPATION

Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

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Employer Network Access
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Official University Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of the program you will earn a completion award from University of San Diego.

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