Cannabis Extraction Certificate Program

Commercial Cannabis Extraction Demystified

$597 $297

The Cannabis Extraction Certificate Program provides students with an in-depth working knowledge of industrial laboratory techniques and extraction principles.


 

The program brings students a scientifically rigorous curriculum in a fast-paced, practical form. From interpreting lab results to building sustainable financial models for each of your business' extraction methods, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of cannabis extraction that will be an asset to you throughout your career.

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

  • Cannabis Chemistry: the science of cannabis molecules
  • Essential extraction principles
  • The three major extraction processes
  • The science and steps behind different methods of extraction
  • How to choose the best extraction method(s) for your business
  • The role solutions play in your final product
  • Interpreting lab results
  • The role solubility plays in major extraction processes
  • Developing a financial model for each of your business' extraction methods
  • Cannabis mechanics: application of cannabinoids and terpenes
  • Cannabinoid dosing and absorption facts
  • Quality control: replicating optimal results
  • Cannabinoid formulations: how to make award-winning products
  • Environmental & contamination Impact: techniques to reduce your footprint
  • Careers in cannabis science and extraction

Complete the Program 100% Online

Extracts are the fastest-growing segment of the cannabis industry.

Due to the rapid expansion of the sector, extraction professionals are in high demand. Labs are looking to fill positions at every level.

Whether you are a seasoned chemist looking to transition into cannabis or a recent grad seeking your first job in a lab, this program can give you the knowledge, training, and skills to make it happen.

Who can benefit from taking this program?

 
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Lab Workers
Sharpen your skills and learn the latest industry standards.
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Researchers
Better understand how to create new formulations for health and wellness, skincare, supplements, and more.
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Manufacturing/Processing companies
Fine-tune the ways you develop products and level up your star employees.
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Consultants
Get a firm grasp on leading cannabis extraction methods so you can provide more value to your clients.
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Investors
Develop a thorough understanding of modern extraction processes so you can mitigate risk before you invest in a cannabis lab.
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Job Seekers
Acquire the skills you need to stand out from the pack in the blossoming cannabis extraction industry.
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Recent Grads
Gain real-world cannabis laboratory knowledge and skills.

INDUSTRY EXPERT

Meet the Instructor

The Cannabis Extraction Certificate Program was developed by the scientists, researchers, engineers, and innovators at the forefront of the multi-billion-dollar extraction industry. The curriculum is based on their cutting edge research, the processes they have built out for huge companies, and their first-hand industry experience- information you won't find anywhere else.

 
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Dr. Amber Wise

PhD - Scientific Director

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Ben Stephens

Founder/CTO Delta Separations, LLC

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Blake Grauerholz

Director of Extraction, OutCo

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John A. MacKay, Ph.D.

Founder, Synergistic Technologies & Associates

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Dr. Jeffrey Raber Ph.D.

Executive Director of ACCL

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Eric Kawka

Founder, Cattis Scientific

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John VanAntWerp

Director of Chromatography, Thar Process Inc.

Testimonials

"Green Flower Programs are immensely valuable to the cannabis industry. Even as an industry expert, I learned some things I didn't know before, deepened my knowledge in certain areas, and loved the learning process with all the videos, interactive materials, and quizzes. Whether you are looking to enter the industry or grow as a leader in your company, I recommend everyone go through this invaluable online cannabis training."

Tyler Stratford, Retail Operations Manager, Canna Advisors

"We had people on our team who were new to cannabis and many who are experts. Everyone learned something! Now, as a business, we all have a set level of understanding of cannabis and its history."

Dianna Czarkowski, Canna Advisors

"Green Flower Programs are immensely valuable to the cannabis industry. Even as an industry expert, I learned some things I didn't know before, deepened my knowledge in certain areas, and loved the learning process with all the videos, interactive materials, and quizzes. Whether you are looking to enter the industry or grow as a leader in your company, I recommend everyone go through this invaluable online cannabis training."

Tyler Stratford, Retail Operations Manager, Canna Advisors

Curriculum

Course Description:

Welcome to Choosing the B.E.S.T. Extraction Process for Your Business. In this course, you will learn the key principles and practices of extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will cover the efficacy, effectiveness, and economics for the extraction of cannabis products, as well as examples of major extraction processes. Finally, developing a financial model for extraction is also discussed.

Course Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss key principles and practices of cannabis concentrations
  • Choose the best extraction method for your cannabis company
  • Identify examples of common extraction and isolation techniques
  • Explain the efficacy and cost effectiveness of cannabis extraction
 

Course Description:

Welcome to Essential Cannabis Extraction Principles. In this course, you will learn about the key principles and practices of differentiated solubility and how it applies to cannabis and hemp extraction. Next, you will discover extraction based on principles of the differentiated solubility of compounds, as well as which compounds you target and how it depends on the goals of your end product. Finally, developing a financial model for differentiated solubility extraction is also discussed.

Course Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss extraction based on principles of the differentiated solubility of compounds
  • Examine how solution use affects the compounds extracted
  • Provide examples of how solubility applies to major extraction processes
  • Develop a financial model for differentiated solubility extraction

Course Description:

Welcome to the Principle & Practice of Alcohol Dominant Extraction. In this course, you will learn key principles and practices of ethanol extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will break down the full ethanol process from plant harvesting to the impact of ethanol reclamation. Finally, developing a financial model for ethanol extraction is also discussed.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss expanding the use of alcohols at different scales
  • Describe ethanol as the most common of solvents used in natural products
  • Identify principles of successful extraction with ethanol
  • Develop a financial model for ethanol extraction
 

Course Description:

Welcome to Introduction to Extraction with Sub and Supercritical Fluids. In this course you will learn the key principles and practices of Sub and Supercritical Fluids and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will cover the characteristics of a supercritical fluid, as well as the importance of solubility and phase diagrams. Finally, developing a financial model for sub and supercritical extraction is also discussed.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss extraction with sub and supercritical fluids
  • Identify unique characteristics of a supercritical fluid
  • Discover the importance of solubility and phase diagrams
  • Develop a financial model for sub and supercritical extraction
 

Course Description:

Welcome to Advanced Extraction with Sub and Supercritical Fluids. In this course you will learn about the advanced principles and practices of Sub and Supercritical Fluids and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will cover the characteristics of a supercritical fluid, and the importance of solubility and phase diagrams. Finally, developing a financial model for sub and supercritical fluid extraction is also discussed.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss fractionation of extracted material
  • Explain increasing the process productivity
  • Describe online monitoring of the extraction process
  • Develop a financial model for advanced CO2 extraction

Course Description:

Welcome to Solventless Solutions. In this course, you will learn about the key principles and practices of solventless extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will cover key definitions for extractions with solution as a solvent for extraction, as well as, types of solventless extraction technologies. Finally, developing a financial model for solventless extraction methodologies is also discussed.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define solventless extraction in reality
  • Review key definitions for extractions with solution as a solvent for extraction
  • Discuss types of solventless extraction
  • Develop a financial model for solventless extraction

Course Description:

Welcome to Data Driven Analytics for Optimizing Post Process. In this course you will learn the key principles and practices of post processing extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will cover growing and harvesting to increase crop yield and quality, as well as production monitoring and quality control to verify the extraction process is complete. Finally, developing a financial model for extraction post processing is also discussed.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate post processing from processing
  • Discuss production monitoring and quality control
  • Explore growing and the post harvest process to complete extraction
  • Develop a financial model for extraction post processing

Course Description:

Welcome to Environmental & Contamination Impact. In this course, you will learn the environmental and contamination impact of extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Next, you will cover the chemical compounds of cannabis, as well as the concentration process and testing considerations to screen for contaminants.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify cannabis and its unique chemical compounds
  • Explore testing and residual solvent concerns
  • Discuss pesticide / heavy metal / microbiological considerations
  • Recognize how extraction creates change in cannabis industry
 

Course Description:

Welcome to the Future of Extraction. In this course you will learn about the future of extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing. Based on a formulation centric strategy this course will guide you through key factors to consider when choosing a method for the enrichment of the ingredient you need for the products your business model is based on today, as well as a view into the future of the extraction industry.

Course Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the B.E.S.T. modes to use for natural cannabis products
  • Examine scientific factors in concentration technology
  • Explore the reality of your extraction business model
  • Discuss the future of cannabis extraction techniques

Extraction Certificate Program

You have 90 days to complete this program

$297

  • 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. 

FAQs

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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