Cannabis Cultivation Specialist Certificate

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Get empowered with the knowledge and skills needed to become a respected and in-demand cannabis cultivation professional.

Taught exclusively by leading industry experts and operators, this 9-week online certificate program gives you a foundational understanding of the cannabis supply chain, as well as the skills needed to excel in the cannabis cultivation environment.


Program Details


45 Hours




45 hours



Course Description

Delivered through video lectures, readings, and e-learning modules, this interactive online certificate program will ensure you have the knowledge and credibility needed to build your cannabis cultivation career, work in indoor or outdoor grow operations, or even start your own cultivation business.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll receive an official Cannabis Cultivation Specialist Certificate backed by the GF Institute, the industry-standard in cannabis credentials. Plus, you’ll gain access to the GF Institute Employer Network, a platform of growing cannabis companies eager to hire graduates with this type of education and qualification.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from leading experts in the cannabis industry and take your career to the next level. Enroll today and join the ranks of other successful cannabis cultivation professionals!

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. 

You'll learn:

  • 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
  • Pests, Diseases and Threats
  • Harvesting, Trimming, Processing, Curing and Storage
  • Hygiene and Personnel Best Practices 
  • Product Safety 
  • Packaging and Labeling 
  • Sanitation and Cleaning 
  • Pest Control 
  • Production and Facility Maintenance
  • Irrigation, Water Use, and Environmental Sustainability
  • Transportation Requirements
  • Best Practice Security Procedures
  • Inventory Tracking
  • The Importance of Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Product Testing, and Storage

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 nine weeks to complete the program starting from the date you register.

The programs were designed to be completed in nine 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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