Cannabis Extraction and Product Development Specialist Certificate

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Get the knowledge and credibility needed to pursue a career in cannabis extraction, developing and manufacturing cannabis products, or even starting your own cannabis brand.

The Cannabis Extraction and Product Development Specialist Program is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a respected and in-demand cannabis professional. 

Program Details


45 Hours




45 Hours



Course Description

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 developing and manufacturing cannabis products.

Delivered through video lectures, readings, and e-learning modules, this interactive online certificate program will teach you the various methods for extracting cannabis safely and effectively, and provide you with an understanding of the different cannabis infused product types and the different business models around cannabis manufacturing. You’ll get step-by-step guidance on how to make edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll receive an official Cannabis Retail 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 professionals!

Topics Covered

You will study a range of topics, including: the business of cannabis extraction, product development, formulation and plant ensemble, extraction processes and principles, product safety, packaging and labeling, pest control, product testing, storage and more.

You'll learn:

  • Decarboxylation techniques
  • Plant processing
  • Developing a financial model
  • Cannabis infused chocolate manufacturing process
  • Cannabis oil & extracts
  • Ice water hash
  • Drying techniques 
  • Cannabis tincture manufacturing
  • Phenotypes and pheno-hunting
  • Cannabis topical manufacturing
  • Lipid extraction
  • Intro to processing and manufacturing
  • Long term viability of extraction and infused products
  • Branding and marketing
  • Expansion and scale opportunities
  • Extraction operations
  • Production equipment 
  • Facility design and maintenance
  • Importance of inventory tracking
  • Record keeping

Learning outcomes

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

  • Define compliance and operational excellence
  • Understand cannabis extraction methodologies
  • Understand the foundations of cannabis infusion, product development, and formulation
  • Optimize post processes
  • Optimize health and safety procedures

Sample Course Content

This certificate serves as a thorough training to the job role of the manufacturing agent.

Once you have completed all three units and passed the exams, you will be rewarded with the official Advanced Manufacturing Agent 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 manufacturing agents
  • Team leads 



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