CBD Certificate Program

Expert-level training to succeed in CBD today

This program covers all things CBD: the industry, the products, the policies, the applications, and more.

You will get an overview of the compound's therapeutic potential in regards to health and wellness, plus a scientific look at how CBD interacts with the body, brain, and endocannabinoid system.

You will learn about the breadth of opportunities in the exploding CBD industry, including all the different products you can create and the future growth potential so you can get ahead of the competition. You will also get guidance on the rules and regulations that govern the production and sale of CBD, so you can keep yourself safe and protected.

You will quickly and effectively get up to speed on every aspect of this incredible compound, so you can make CBD work for you personally and professionally.

A Depth of Knowledge You Can't Find Anywhere Else

You'll Be Introduced To Topics Essential To Success In CBD, Including:

  • What makes CBD a unique and special cannabinoid
  • How to guide consumers to the CBD products that fit their needs
  • How CBD affects the body
  • The CBD Legal Landscape: what you need to know to stay safe and protected
  • The breadth of opportunities in the burgeoning CBD industry
  • The most up-to-date legitimate research around CBD
  • Distinguishing real CBD business opportunities from hype
  • The specific attributes of every type of CBD product
  • How CBD works for different ailments and conditions
  • How to tell the difference between quality and inferior CBD products
  • How to talk about CBD with others in a confident and credible way
  • Myths and truths surrounding CBD according to top scientists

Why You Want To Take This Program
  • Trustworthy:

    Green Flower works exclusively with the world's top experts to produce industry-endorsed programs that help you succeed in cannabis and CBD.

  • Job Opportunities:

    Many different companies are looking for CBD experts to join their teams.

  • Take Advantage of Global Business Opportunities:

    The CBD industry is booming, new opportunities are appearing every day, but the growth won't last forever. Get the expertise you need to succeed now so you can cement your place in this multi-billion dollar industry.

  • All-In-One-Place:

    This comprehensive training covers everything you'd need to know about CBD all in one place, so you can focus on learning instead of searching for accurate information.

  • 100% Online:

    No expensive and time-consuming travel necessary. Learn from top experts anywhere, anytime.

  • Stand Out From The Pack:

    Get you the expertise, confidence, and credibility you need to separate yourself from the competition.

  • Mitigate Risks:

    Protect yourself by getting the highest quality education-avoid inferior products, making unsubstantiated claims, or causing harm to a patient.

  • Genuinely Help Others:

    This knowledge will ensure you can give the most accurate and valuable guidance to others when it comes to CBD, so you'll be able to make a real impact on people's lives.

  • Get Out In Front:

    CBD has game-changing implications in so many aspects of our society. Get on the cutting-edge by learning all about it today.

CBD Sales In The U.S. Are Expected To Reach $20 Billion By 2024

The CBD market is literally just beginning and totally exploding.

One in seven Americans currently use CBD, and the popularity is expected to increase. CBD products have been shown to help people find relief from pain, anxiety, arthritis, sleeplessness, and a variety of other ailments, all without the psychoactive effects associated with THC. CBD oil has entered the marketplace in the form of tinctures, infused edibles, topicals, and more.

The opportunity is apparent, but before you can get into this market and thrive, you need to get a firm grasp on the many facets of the CBD industry.



Get the expertise you need to create new products and services before the competition.

Medical Professionals

Provide expert guidance to your patients who are asking about cannabis and CBD.


Understand the difference between high-quality and low-quality methods, so you can sell CBD products with confidence.

Product Creators

Learn new ways to develop, market, and sell CBD products in categories like health and wellness, skincare, and more.

Cannabis Industry Professionals

Become a CBD authority so you can stock the right products and make the best recommendations to your customers.

Job Seekers

Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to start a career in the CBD industry.


Offer your clients the highest level guidance around CBD.

CBD Curious

Get valuable information from vetted experts that will help you understand how to safely and effectively use CBD to help yourself or a loved one.


The CBD Certificate Program was developed by the business leaders, scientists, medical professionals, and innovators that are steering the multi-billion-dollar CBD industry. The curriculum is based on their cutting edge research and first-hand industry experience.

Dr Frank D'Ambrosio

Dr Frank D'Ambrosio

Orthopedic Surgeon/Medical Marijuana Advocate

Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff

Managing Attorney

Kimberly Dillon

Kimberly Dillon

Marketing Strategy Expert

Kyle Boyar

Kyle Boyar

Field Applications Scientist



Introduction to Cannabidiol (CBD)

Course Description:

Welcome to Introduction to Cannabidiol (CBD). In this course we will discuss the differences between Hemp and CBD. Are Marijuana and Hemp the same plant? Then we transition into what makes CBD popular and the implications of its non-psychoactive properties. Finally, we give an overview as CBD as a medicine.

Course Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define CBD, and recall its history
  • Compare and contrast Hemp and CBD
  • Identify the differences between CBD and THC
  • Examine CBD as a medicine


Therapeutic Mechanisms of CBD

Course Description:

Welcome to Therapeutic Mechanisms of CBD. In this course we give an overview of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Next, we take a closer look at THC & CBD noting their similarities and benefits. Finally, we will examine the importance of quality control, when working with and harvesting CBD.

Course Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how CBD interacts with Endocannabinoid System
  • Compare & contrast THC & CBD
  • Explain the importance of quality control when working with CBD extraction.


CBD Product Types

Course Description:

Welcome to CBD Product Types. In the course we explore the different CBD formulations and discuss how they work. We will review a variety of different CBD related products and discuss the onset and duration of each.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the different CBD formulations and describe how they work
  • Identify the onset and duration of several CBD related products


Treating with CBD

Course Description:

Welcome to Treating with CBD. In this course we discuss the hype surrounding CBD and the medicinal benefits. Then, we will review the dosing protocols and highlight how to determine a CBD dosage. Finally, we will take a closer look at CBD for animals and children, and discuss the complications and legalities involved.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the medicinal purposes for CBD
  • Discuss how to determine the dosing protocols for CBD
  • Give an overview of CBD use with pets & children


CBD Contraindications

Course Description:

Welcome to CBD Contraindications. In this course we will review the risk factors associated with taking CBD. Then, we will discuss how CBD interacts with other drugs and medications. Finally, identify safety and patient care when working with CBD.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the risk factors associated with taking CBD
  • Discuss how CBD interacts with other drugs and medications
  • Explore safety protocols when working with patients and CBD


CBD Myths & Misconceptions

Course Description:

Welcome to CBD Myths & Misconceptions. This course will explore some of the most commonly held myths associated with taking CBD.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the most commonly held myths & misconceptions related to CBD


Quality Control (QC)

Course Description:

Welcome to Quality Control. In this course we will discuss the importance of quality assurance in the CBD/THC industry. Then, we will review how to stay complaint with CBD products.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how ensure what you are marketing is safe
  • Explain how to keep a CBD in compliance
  • Identify who to source from Hemp vs Cannabis


Legal Landscape

Course Description:

Welcome to Legal Landscape. In this course, we'll discuss the current regulatory status surrounding CBD. We then will dive into all of the ongoing policy changes and discuss how to stay up to date.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the 2018 Farm Bill
  • Review ongoing policy changes
  • Identify where to source accurate information


CBD Research & Applications

Course Description:

Welcome to the CBD Research & Applications. This course will explore ongoing research in CBD and cannabis related products. We will then take a look into the future of CBD as a medicine.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss ongoing CBD research
  • Explore the future of CBD in medicine
  • Review a case study and discuss the findings


CBD Business Opportunities

Course Description:

Welcome to the class on CBD Business Opportunities. This course will give a brief overview on the business side of CBD. Then we will discuss the various facets of the CBD industry including cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and distribution. We will wrap up by discussing retail and marketing of CBD.

Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the business opportunities in the cannabis industry
  • Discuss the various categories of the CBD industry
  • Explain the process of marketing and retail in the CBD industry

Everything You Can Expect When You Enroll Today:

  • Access to all CBD learning modules, each is filled with engaging videos and written materials created by the leading cannabis experts.
  • Quizzes at the end of every section to help you assess your knowledge and prepare for the final exam.
  • Green Flower Customer Support is ready to take care of you, while you complete your course or even after you are finished.
  • Interactive forum where you can connect and share knowledge with other professionals from around the world.
  • Downloadable references to keep and access anytime
  • Invitation to join Green Flower's online community, where we'll help you network with members of the cannabis industry and alert you to opportunities that fit your skill set.
  • Upon passing the final exam, you'll receive a Green Flower Certificate that acknowledges your accomplishment and your credibility to the cannabis industry.

Things to know before you enroll...

  • Average time of course: 7 hours
  • Time to complete course: 90 days
  • Extensions available if needed
  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

CBD Certificate Program

You have 90 days to complete this program.



About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The world's leading cannabis professionals teach our curriculum. The doctors, growers, thought leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs that are shaping the future of cannabis will help you meet your learning goals.

The Freedom to Learn From Anywhere

Our programs are provided 100% online to give you the freedom to learn from anywhere on your own time.

Green Flower Community

Every student gets access to the Green Flower Community, where you can connect and share with others in the program.

Cost-Effective Industry Leading Training

Getting the training you need to succeed in the industry can be a considerable cost. Green Flower saves you money by providing comprehensive cannabis industry training online, for a fraction of the cost of traveling to training seminars or paying for private classes.

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. Earning a Green Flower Certificate will help to separate you from other potential hires, and be a testament to your dedication, knowledge, and credibility for your entire career.

No. This program is available to anyone.
Online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assimilate your learning, private forum for students to connect and provide support, downloadable references to keep and access on your phone, and your official Green Flower CBD Certificate (once you pass the exam).
Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are looking to enter the CBD industry, get hired by a CBD company, invest in the CBD market, win a cannabis license, become a more knowledgeable advocate, better serve the patients in your care, or contribute more deeply to your organization, getting a Green Flower Certificate will make you exponentially more confident, credible, and valuable to the industry today.
Enrollment for this program is $297 (USD). You will have 2 chances to pass the Certificate Exam with your tuition. $69 exam retakes after that. Exam fees are non-refundable.
Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you between 5 to 10 hours to complete.
You will have 90 days to complete both the program and the final exam. After 90 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials.
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the final exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower CBD Certificate.
The Green Flower CBD Exam is a comprehensive multiple-choice exam administered online. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You will have 90 days to complete both the program and the final exam. After 90 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book exam. Upon Passing, you will receive your official Green Flower CBD Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.
You will have two chances to pass the final exam with enrollment. Retakes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certificate.
No, Green Flower is not an accredited school and doesn't plan to be. We produce trusted cannabis education led and validated by the world's top experts, and our Certificates are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
No, nothing will be mailed and no hard copy text will be assigned. There are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you'd like. However, please note that once you begin the exam, it's closed-book.
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us no later than 7 days before the scheduled event date. We will be happy to refund your class fees (minus our processing cost of $40). No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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