Cannabis Cultivation

Grow like a pro

$597 $297

The Green Flower Cannabis Cultivation Certificate Program provides you with the horticultural training necessary to grow quality cannabis at scale.


Our Cannabis Cultivation Certificate Program was developed by the world's most respected and decorated cannabis horticulture experts. You will learn how to grow consistent, compliant, high-yield, commercial-grade cannabis. Whether you're 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.


The program will help you develop skills and expertise essentials to success in commercial cannabis, including:

  • Identifying different parts of cannabis plants
  • Watering and nutrient cycles
  • Proper genetic selection
  • Ways you can maximize quality and yields
  • Seed selection and germination
  • Natural pest management and disease control
  • Creating and caring for clones
  • Harvesting tools and techniques
  • Soil vs. soilless techniques (including "living soil")
  • Drying and curing techniques
  • Photoperiod principles and Lighting options

Complete the Program 100% Online

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 up their production. 

Cannabis companies need 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.

Who can benefit from taking this program?

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.


Meet the Instructors


Mel Frank

Legacy Grower & Author of The Marijuana Grower's Guide


Kyle Kushman

Vegamatrix, 13-Time Cannabis Cup Winner


Kevin Jodrey

World-renowned champion breeder and genetics specialist, owner of famed Wonderland Nursery, and co-founder of The Ganjier and Golden Tarp Awards.


Derek Gilman

Green Flower Host, Veteran Grower & Connoisseur


Kyra Rude

Integrated Pest Management Expert, Rincon-Vitova


David White, Ph.D.

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


Jennifer "Seshata" Macfarlane



"There is an enormous shortage of high-quality talent in cannabis cultivation right now, and I believe Green Flower's Cannabis Cultivation Certificate will help solve this problem quickly and effectively. The quality of the training is top-notch and Green Flower is highly respected in the industry. Going through this program will definitely help you stand out from the pack and get employers like me to pay attention to you."

Patrick King, The Soil King

"This program gives you a fantastic base of information for not only the home grower of cannabis, but also for someone looking to understand commercial cultivation, and the differences between the two."

Alexander Malik

"Green Flower's Cultivation Certificate Program is exactly what you need to get into the commercial cannabis industry. The knowledge, skills, and credibility you get by going through this program are exactly what cannabis companies look for when deciding who gets the job and who doesn't."

Michael Ray, CEO, Bloom Farms


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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

Cannabis Cultivation Certificate Program

You have 90 days to complete this program


  • Average time of course: 25 hours

  • Time to complete course: 90 days

  • Extensions available if needed

  • 100% online. Learn anywhere!

About Green Flower

The World's Top Cannabis Experts in One Place

The thought leaders who are shaping the future of cannabis teach our curriculum. 

Cost-Effective Industry-Leading Training

Our programs are 100% online, so you have the freedom to learn from anywhere. You won’t need to attend expensive conferences or work around a consultant's schedule.

Green Flower Community

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

Industry Credibility

Green Flower training is utilized by many of the cannabis industry's most respected organizations. 


Are there any prerequisites?

No. This program is available to anyone.

What's included with this program?

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 Certificate (once you pass the exam).

Can I take the program online?

Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Who should get a Green Flower Certificate? What will it do for me?

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.

How much time and energy will it take to get my certificate?

Between watching the video content, reading the written material, taking the short quizzes, and studying for the exam, it will likely take you 25 hours to complete.

How do I pass the course?

You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the final exam to pass the course and receive your certificate.

What can you tell me about the final exam?

The 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. This is a closed book exam. Upon passing, you will receive your official certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.

What happens if I don't pass the exam?

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.

Is your program accredited?

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 programs are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.

Will there be any mailed, hard copy books or reference materials?

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.

Can any module be visited more than once, to reinforce learning?

Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you would like in the 90 days (30 for Sell-SMaRT) your program is open.

Refund Policy

We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer take the course, please email us no later than 7 days after your purchase. We will be happy to issue you a refund (minus our enrollment fee of $20). No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 7 days of purchase.


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