Advanced Cultivation Technician Certificate

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One of the most in-demand job sectors in cannabis is cultivation. If you have an interest in working with plants, this is a great career for you. Get your foot in the door and get a leg up with a cannabis cultivation training course.

This fully online program includes 45 hours of instruction that will help you understand cannabis cultivation best practices, with instruction developed by leading cannabis industry experts.

Interested in more in-depth knowledge? Learn more about the 6-month university certificate in Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture.

Program Details


45 Hours




45 hours



Course Description

This program was designed by industry professionals to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to start you cannabis cultivation career. You’ll learn cannabis basics, along with industry best practices that will allow you to quickly walk into a role in a grow facility. 

Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion from your chosen college. Additionally, you’ll gain access to the Employer Network, which includes access to a digital badge to display your credential, as well as membership to the GF Institute, the professional organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and equity in the cannabis industry. 

Topics Covered

You will study a range of topics, including: the business of cannabis cultivation, botany and genetics of the cannabis plant, seeds, germination, cloning, light sources, pests, disease and threat management, irrigation, product safety, packaging and labeling, storage and more. 

Course modules include:

  • The Importance of Health and Safety
  • Hygiene and Personnel Best Practices
  • Product Safety
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
  • Botany and Genetics of the Cannabis Plant
  • Seeds, Germination, and Transplanting
  • Cloning, Living Soil, and Growing Media
  • Light Sources and Watering Essentials
  • Vegetative and Flowering Cycles 
  • Harvesting, Trimming, Processing, Curing and Storage
  • Production and Facility Maintenance
  • Cultivation Compliant Operations
  • Clean and Safe Cannabis
  • Transporting Cannabis
  • Best Practice Security Procedures
  • The Importance of Tracking your Inventory
  • Pests, Diseases and Threats

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, you’ll be able to: 

  • Define compliance and operational excellence
  • Analyze proper knowledge of plant botany and genetics
  • Identify soil, growing media, and watering essentials
  • Understand the harvest, processing, and packaging best practices 
  • Optimize health and safety procedures

Sample Course Content

This certificate serves as a thorough training to the job role of the cultivation technician.

Once you have completed all three units and passed the exams, you will be rewarded with the official Advanced Cultivation Technician Certificate. Below you can explore sample course content from the video lectures.


The programs are self-paced and you can register and begin the courses at any time. You’ll have eight weeks to complete the program starting from the date you register.

The programs were designed to be completed in eight weeks. You may complete the program faster, depending on the amount of time you dedicate each day. 

Students should expect to dedicate around 6 hours per week to complete coursework in this program.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from the college they choose. 



  • Entry-level cultivation technicians
  • Those interested in starting a cultivation career
  • Team leads in grow facilities 



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