What are the starting dates for the USD cannabis certificate programs?

Programs commence on Monday, September 7.

What is the registration deadline?

Students can register until the last day of the first week of a given course, i.e. for courses beginning on September 7, students may register through September 13. However, we recommend registering prior to the start date of the course.

Are USD’s cannabis certificate programs designed for students to work at their own pace?

Yes, but with some structure. New course material is made available weekly for the duration of each program. Student study is primarily asynchronous (i.e. you may study at a time suitable for yourself). Students are required to pass online tests to progress through the program. You may “catch up” at your own speed, however you cannot progress through the course faster than the weekly release of new content.

How much time should I expect to devote to the program?

Students should expect to dedicate 8-15 hours per week to adequately interact and complete coursework in the certificate programs.

How long does the program take to complete?

Each certificate consists of three eight-week courses. The certificate takes approximately six months in total to complete.

What type of qualification is associated with USD’s cannabis certificate programs?

Students who successfully complete each program will receive a certificate from University of San Diego.


Are scholarships or financial aid available for USD’s cannabis certificate programs?

Scholarships and financial aid are not available at this time.

Why Green Flower Media?

The University of San Diego has partnered with cannabis education platform Green Flower Media to produce credible cannabis certificates. Green Flower’s content curriculum features trusted information and perspectives from industry-leading cannabis professionals, delivered in a format designed using best-in-class learning practices.