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Become a Certified Cannabis Specialist

The Cannabis Hemp Academy is an international cannabis and hemp training school offering students online and live courses and certification programs in all aspects of the growing cannabis and hemp industries. The Academy provides a state-of-the-art online training program to certify people as Certified Cannabis Specialists™, a designation that shows students have completed a formal program in cannabis study.

The certification program is designed for:

  • Employees and job seekers
    Anyone who is employed or seeking employment in the cannabis industry will benefit from certification. The certification will allow cannabis job seekers to stand out from the crowd of other candidates. Employers and customers can be sure that a Certified Cannabis Specialist has formal cannabis education and training that most applicants do not have.
  • Business owners
    The certification program is also suited for cannabis entrepreneurs who want to show their customers and clients that they can be trusted. Certification shows a dedication to standards that are important to customers.
  • Niche careers
    Certification is also advantageous for those who want to create a cannabis niche in their existing career, such as marketing, finance, health care, software, construction or real estate. Adding a medicinal cannabis specialty to an existing profession is an excellent way to develop a new niche market, gain more publicity and get more clients.

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The Cannabis Hemp Academy provides cannabis and hemp certification programs, online classes, live classes and online training courses in cannabis and hemp, also known as marijuana or medical marijuana.

Our state-of-the-art course program software makes Cannabis Hemp Academy's cannabis courses easy and convenient to complete. Our mission is to provide quality cannabis and hemp education and professional certification for a variety of different cannabis and hemp learning tracks.

Other marijuana colleges, hemp schools or cannabis training institutes focus on a narrow range of educational offerings. The Cannabis Hemp Academy gathers the world's best cannabis and hemp instructors and experts to provide a broad curriculum with offerings that are guaranteed to appeal to anyone interested in cannabis, hemp, or medical marijuana. We offer many online cannabis courses, including cannabis therapy classes, marijuana legal courses, and cannabis cultivation classes. We are based in Colorado, a state that has a long history of being on the forefront of cannabis and hemp re-legalization issues.

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In addition to offering individual classes, the Cannabis Hemp Academy offers professional certification programs in various disciplines and at various levels, including

  • Certified Cannabis Specialist™
  • Certified Cannabis Professional™
  • Certified Cannabis Caregiver™
  • Certified Cannabis Real Estate Specialist™.
  • Certified Hemp Specialist™

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Benefits of Cannabis Certification

Cannabis and hemp certification is a great career move for anyone that is looking for employment in a marijuana, cannabis or hemp trade and wants to stand out in the competitive job market.

Certification is also essential for entrepreneurs. The cannabis and hemp industries will soon be the fastest growing industries in the 21st century. Education is key to succeeding in any business.

If you already are have a current professional license or certification, adding a medicinal cannabis or hemp specialty will help you develop a new niche market, gain more publicity, and get more clients.

Here are some more Benefits of Cannabis Certification:

The number one reason to get certified is trust! If you are working in the cannabis industry, you want people to trust that you have the best education possible. There are so many under-educated people and outright scammers, that it is difficult to find someone to trust. Certification shows people that you have achieved a certain level of education, and that you can be trusted to present a specialized or expert opinion on the subject matter.

Stand out from the crowd
In the ever-competitive business world, it is often hard to distinguish yourself from other professionals or job candidates. As a Certified Cannabis Specialist™, Certified Cannabis Professional™ or Certified Cannabis Caregiver™, your new designation will highlight your special education and give people a reason to choose you over others.

Easy promotional opportunities in a new niche market
Whether your current occupation is in the legal, financial, construction, real estate, marketing or some other field, you will find that a cannabis certification opens up a new niche market that will help you promote yourself, gain new clients or obtain a better job.

Earn more money!
Developing a cannabis niche market is a simple way for a small business, ganjapreneur or job candidate to make more money. Your certification proves you are serious about your cannabis career. In addition, the increased referrals, networking opportunities, and publicity all result in more cash in your pocket!

Gain publicity
Newspapers and other media are always looking for stories with a new angle. Your designation as Certified Cannabis Specialist™, Certified Cannabis Professional™ or Certified Cannabis Caregiver™ is a newsworthy achievement. Certification gives you the opportunity to work with the media to get publicity about your designation and get your name out in the public.

Increase referrals and contacts
The power of developing a niche is clear when you start to get referrals from clients, friends, family and acquaintances. Everybody knows somebody who needs cannabis-related products or services, and once the word of your special expertise gets around, you will have all the new business you need!

Increase networking opportunities
All good entrepreneurs know that who you know is just as important as what you know. Your new designation will allow you to network with a whole new circle of contacts working with cannabis, including attorneys, health professionals, financial professionals and others.

Become more effective
When you make cannabis certification part of your personal training program, you acquire the skills you need to stay competitive.

Decrease marketing costs
If you already work as a professional in another industry, cannabis specialization allows you to focus on smaller market segments, so you can target your marketing efforts and make more money. Maximize your marketing dollar!

Why choose Cannabis Hemp Academy?

Our 23 years of experience in cannabis and hemp education makes us a leader in cannabis learning. Cannabis education has been the foundation for the shift in public sentiment about this beneficial plant. By combining the best instructors with state-of-the-art online learning software, the Cannabis Hemp Academy continues to lead the way in cannabis education.

State-of-the-art training software is easy and convenient.

All classes can be taken individually or as part of a certification program.

Online classes are accessible from any device connected to the Internet.

Complete at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

Classes combine the best multi-media presentations to create a simple, easy-to-follow course layout.

Complete at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

The best instructors in the industry!

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Best Online Training Software

The Cannabis Hemp Academy uses state-of-the-art online training software to give you the best online learning experience available. Our courses are all a combination of video and written instruction modules. Below are some screenshots of what the training program looks like. Click here for more screenshots.

Course Library Page: This page shows your "Course Library", the list of courses that you have enrolled in. The training software keeps track of your progress and lets you pick up where you left off.

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Video Module Screenshot: This is a screenshot of one of the video modules. The state-of-the-art course software remembers where you were at in the video and will pick up where you left off. Click here for a video and more screenshots.

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Click here for a video and more screenshots of our state-of-the-art course program software.

How Does the Certification Program Work?

You can achieve your designation as a Certified Cannabis Specialist™ by taking all 6 of the classes listed here. After you complete the video and written modules for each course, you can take the course exam (multiple choice). When you successfully complete the exam, you will get a Certificate of Completion for that course. Once you finish all 6 courses, you will be awarded the designation Certified Cannabis Specialist™(CCS).

The certification is backed by the Cannabis Hemp Academy, the leader in online training for the cannabis and hemp industries, with over 24 years in cannabis education and training experience.


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DISCLAIMER: Our courses are for educational purposes only.
The information contained in them should not be used as medical or legal advice.
Please consult a qualified physician or attorney.