Cannabis Cultivation

Learn To Grow Like The Pros.

There are not enough skilled cannabis cultivation professionals to meet the demands of the industry.

The Green Flower Cannabis Cultivation Certificate provides you with the horticultural training necessary to meet the standards of the commercial cannabis industry.

Our Cannabis Cultivation Certificate Program was developed by the world's most respected and decorated cannabis horticulture experts to teach you how to grow consistent, compliant, high-yield, commercial grade cannabis. If you are looking to enter into a career in cannabis cultivation, take your home grows to the next level, or want to move up at your current cultivation job this is the program for you.

A Depth of Knowledge You Can't Find Anywhere Else

You'll Master Topics Essential To Success In Cannabis Cultivation, Including:

  • Cannabis botany
  • Watering and nutrient cycles
  • Proper genetic selection
  • Maximizing quality and yields
  • Seed germination
  • Natural pest management and disease control
  • Plant cloning
  • Harvesting tools and techniques
  • Soil vs soil-less techniques (including "living soil")
  • Drying and curing techniques
  • Lighting options and photoperiod principles
  • And much more

The Cannabis Cultivation Certificate covers these topics in detail, taught by some of the world's leading cannabis growers, scientists, authors, and educators. Additionally, our experts will use their deep cannabis industry experience to impart valuable tips and guidance to help you flourish in this blossoming new industry in a variety of positions, including:

  • Transplanting Technician
  • Pest and Disease Technician
  • Assistant to the Chief Cultivator
  • Packaging
  • Harvesting Assistant
  • Curing Assistant/Technician
  • Trimmer
  • Nursery Assistant/Technician
  • Processing Crew
  • Farm Hand
Complete The Course 100% Online, From Anywhere In The World!

The Program Includes:

Engaging Videos
Written Materials
Knowledge checks at the end of every module
Private forum for you to connect with other students
Downloadable references to keep and access on your phone
Official Green Flower Certificate
(once you pass the Exam)

Commercial cannabis farms are desperate for horticulture professionals that have the skills to produce healthy, potent plants

The cannabis industry is growing, it's projected to generate more than 30 billion dollars in sales by 2023. Spurred on by public demand for medicinal and recreational cannabis, legal grow operations are looking to increase their cannabis production. Cannabis companies are more than willing to pay professionals that can grow consistent, compliant, high-quality cannabis; the average pay for a director of cultivation is $88,000 a year and can exceed $200,000 for master cultivators.

If you would like to grow cannabis at a professional level, get hired at a grow operation, or assume a leadership position at your current organization, this program can help you do it. Completing the program will give you an edge in the highly competitive field of cannabis cultivation.


Job Seekers

Break into the growing field of cannabis cultivation. Strengthen your skills and stand out from other applicants.

Home Growers

Take your home grows to the next level. Learn how to produce professional-grade flower safely and organically.

Cultivation Pros

Develop your craft. Learn how to optimize your results, yield, and crop quality.


Add cannabis cultivation to your existing skill set so you can confidently enter into the industry.


Mel Frank

Mel Frank

Legacy Grower & Author of The Marijuana Grower's Guide

Kyle Kushman

Kyle Kushman

Vegamatrix, 13-Time Cannabis Cup Winner

Kevin Jodrey

Kevin Jodrey

Wonderland Nursery & Port Royal, Commercial Cultivation Expert

Derek Gilman

Derek Gilman

Green Flower Host, Veteran Grower & Connoisseur

Kyra Rude

Kyra Rude

Integrated Pest Management Expert, Rincon-Vitova

David White, Ph.D.

David White, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Center for Regenerative Agriculture; Soil, Nutrient & Sustainability Specialist.


Jennifer "Seshata" Macfarlane




Botany 101

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between a male and female flower
  • Understand the mechanics of sexual propagation
  • Recognize the state of trichome maturity


Cannabis Genetics 101

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and downsides of propagating with seeds vs clones
  • Describe the differences between Indica (Wide Leaf Drug Cultivar) and Sativa (Narrow Leaf Drug Cultivar)
  • Identify the factors that determine which cultivars to grow in various environments


Cannabis Seeds, Germination, and Transplanting

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize a non-viable seed
  • List the necessary conditions to germinate seeds
  • Name several types of germination media
  • Understand proper transplanting technique


Cannabis Cloning 101

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of asexual propagation
  • Explain the process of cloning and best cloning practices
  • Identify at least TWO different cloning substrates
  • Understand the concept of Micro-propagation


Introduction to Soil and Growing Media for Cannabis

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the main difference between Soil and Soilless substrates
  • Explain the mechanics of nutrient uptake
  • Understand the concept of 'Living Soil'
  • Name at least one method to introduce biology into the growing media


Introduction to Cannabis Light Sources

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of photoperiod
  • Identify BOTH growth stages of the cannabis plant
  • Name at least THREE light source options
  • Explain the concept of 'Light Deprivation'


Cannabis Watering Essentials

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Name the various water source options
  • Explain the critical factors that affect water quality
  • Recognize the signs of overwatering and underwatering


Vegetative Cycle of the Cannabis Plant

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of photoperiod
  • Describe the role of each of the three major nutrients
  • Recognize signs of nutrient deficiencies
  • Identify several training techniques and their benefits


Flowering Cycle of the Cannabis Plant

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of the Flowering photoperiod
  • Describe the role of each of the three major nutrients during the flowering cycle
  • Recognize signs of nutrient deficiencies
  • Understand how to prune & the benefits of Pruning


Cannabis Pests, Diseases, Threats

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between pest damage, disease, or nutrient deficiency
  • Name THREE practices to prevent pest and disease issues
  • Explain the concept of "Beneficial Insects"


Introduction to Cannabis Harvesting and Drying

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the proper indicators for harvesting cannabis
  • Name at least three harvesting techniques
  • Explain the various drying room tools and parameters


Introduction to Cannabis Trimming and Processing

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits and drawbacks between hand and machine trimming
  • Name the factors that guide processing decisions
  • List the various options for separating trichomes from the plant


Introduction to Cannabis Curing and Storage

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between drying and curing
  • Identify the conditions and methods employed for the curing process
  • Name the factors that affect shelf life

Everything You Can Expect When You Enroll Today:

  • Access to all Cannabis Cultivation learning modules, each is filled with engaging videos and written materials created by 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: 25 hours
  • Time to complete course: 90 days
  • Extensions available if needed
  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

Cultivation Certificate

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 Cannabis Cultivation 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 cannabis industry, get hired by a cannabis company, invest in the cannabis 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 cannabis industry today.
Enrollment for this program is $597 (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 20-25 hours to complete
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Cannabis Business Certificate.
The Green Flower Cannabis Cultivation 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 Cannabis Cultivation 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 materialsas many times as you would like in the 90 days (30 for Sell-SMaRT) your program is open.
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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