Cannabis Handler Certificate

Food Safety Compliance

Designed to satisfy Food Safety certificate requirements, modified specifically for application in the cannabis industry. 

Program Details

Duration

1 – 2 Hours

Modules

5

Duration

1 – 2 Hours

Modules

5

Course Description

Designed to satisfy Food Safety certificate requirements, modified specifically for application in the cannabis industry. 

The Cannabis Handler’s Certificate provides required compliance training for proper cannabis handling as well as important health and safety considerations crucial to the cultivation and manufacturing of safe, high-quality cannabis and cannabis-infused products.

Upon completion you automatically become a member of GF Institute, and receive both a certificate of completion and  a digital badge enabling you to proudly demonstrate your achievement.

Topics Covered

  • The Importance of Health and Safety
  • Hygiene and Personnel Best Practices
  • Responsible Use and Product Safety
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Sanitation and Cleaning

Badge + Skills Earned

Earn + Share Your Badge

Earn the Cannabis Handlers Certificate Badge, a third-party, verifiable digital badge that represents your skills and training accomplishments on LinkedIn or email signatures.

This badge represents to employers that a learner has completed an approved Green Flower cannabis education class designed to satisfy food and product safety requirements, adapted and applied specifically to the commercial cannabis context by industry leaders.

The specific job skills represented by this badge include: compliance practices, best health & safety practices, hygiene & personnel best practices, responsible use & product safety, packaging & labeling, and sanitation & cleaning.

Professional badges are issued by GF Institute through Credly, a third-party skill verification platform. GF Institute is an organization that works with trusted subject matter experts to create the industry’s most-trusted standardized cannabis credentials.

Included Course Modules

Welcome to Green Flower’s Cannabis Handlers Certificate program.

Designed to satisfy Food Safety certificate requirements, applied specifically to the commercial cannabis industry.

This course will provide you with required compliance training for proper cannabis handling and important health & safety considerations that are crucial to the manufacturing of safe, high-quality cannabis-infused products.

You will be expected to pass an 18-question, multiple-choice final exam covering the course materials.

Module content includes 13 related video segments as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content is centered on developing a learner’s understanding of health & safety considerations in licensed cannabis operations, and specifically covers health & safety programs, risk assessments, safety procedures & training tips, the role of a health & safety manager, personal protective equipment, safety signage, accident & emergency procedures, and first aid.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 2 related video segments as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content is centered on developing a learner’s understanding of worker best practices in licensed cannabis operations, and specifically covers worker cleanliness, hand sanitation, wounds & infections, protective clothing, prohibited items, eating & drinking, smoking & tobacco products, control of drug use, violence & weapons, and GMP signage.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 2 related video segments as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content is centered on establishing and maintaining product quality standards, and specifically covers quality management systems, hazard control plans, production hazard analysis, production flow charts, product classification & control, product specifications, product rejection processes, quarantined products & materials, environmental controls, pre-operation inspections, cross-contamination prevention, cleanability of facilities and premises, equipment management, equipment design, equipment calibration, and cannabis inventory.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 1 related video segment as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content emphasizes the importance of appropriate packaging and labeling of cannabis products and materials to maintain important safeguards for product and consumer safety, and specifically covers packaging & labeling specifications, labeling protocols, warning labels, cannabis infused product labels, exit packaging, child-resistant packaging requirements, and tamper-evident packaging.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 1 related video segment as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content emphasizes the importance of maintaining sanitary conditions in cannabis business operations, and specifically covers sanitation procedures & training, master sanitation schedules, cleaning equipment & supplies, cleaning equipment identification, sanitation logs, general cleanliness & floor drain cleaning, swab testing, and product protection during cleaning operations.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

The Dispensary Associate Certificate Unit 1 exam includes 30 multiple choice questions drawn directly from lesson content. To pass, learners must complete the exam with a score of 70 or above. 

Learners are given two opportunities to pass the final exam before the assessment becomes locked.

Questions and Answers

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Testimonials & Student Insights

I thoroughly enjoyed this program and learned a variety of new things. I will be recommending completing this course to many of my colleagues!

Having a resource like Green Flower’s training programs to back up what we’re telling our clients adds so much value. They feel confident what I’m telling them is true, and it’s always great to have a reputable source of verified information in this emerging and fast-growing industry.

This training program covers the most important topics every cannabis employee needs to know.

It’s definitely worth the time, money, and experience gained to get this information for your team. Even for someone who works with regulations frequently, I found this content easy to digest and retain both for new employees and as a refresher course for long-term team members.

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