Cultivation Technician Certificate

Professional Development

Growing cannabis is the backbone of the industry, and there is so much to learn if you want a successful career in commercial cannabis cultivation. 

Learn every aspect of the plant development cycle, understand how to optimize quality and yield while maintaining compliance, and achieve a new level of credibility with a Cultivation Technician certificate.

Program Details

Duration

12 – 16 Hours

Modules

21

Duration

12 – 16 Hours

Modules

21

Course Description

The Cultivation Technician Certificate is a professional credential program developed by leaders in the cannabis industry. 

Comprising two units, the program is designed to function as a general, turnkey solution for rapidly upskilling and preparing cannabis professionals for entry and acclimation to their new commercial cannabis cultivation and horticulture careers.

Upon completion, program graduates automatically become members of
GF Institute, the professional organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and equity in our growing industry. 

Learners will also receive a certificate of completion and digital badge that allows them to post their newly achieved credentials online, as a statement of their commitment to quality in our industry.

Topics Covered

  • Proper Cannabis Handling Best Practices
  • Health, Safety, & Compliance Procedures
  • Personal Best Practices
  • Proper Knowledge of Plant Botany & Genetics
  • Soil, Growing Media, & Watering Essentials
  • Optimizing the Harvest, Processing, & Packaging Best Practices
  • Compliance & Operational Excellence in Commercial Cultivation

Unit Outlines

In Unit 1, learners will explore cannabis health, safety, and compliance training. Specific subjects covered in this unit include:

  • The Importance of Health & Safety in Cannabis
  • Hygiene & Personnel Best Practices Deep-Dive
  • Responsible Cannabis Use & Product Safety Best Practices
  • Appropriate Packaging & Labeling in Commercial Cannabis
  • Sanitation, Cleaning & Disinfection
 

In Unit 2, learners explore the cultivation skills-based training in the cannabis industry. We will explore what the cannabis plant is, the cycles of how it grows, and how to properly harvest, cure, and store it to get the best possible product. Modules in this unit include:

  • Cannabis Botany & Genetics
  • Seeds, Germination, & Cloning
  • Soil, Growing Media, & Light Sources
  • Commercial Cannabis Water Essentials
  • Life Cycle of the Cannabis Plant
  • Pests, Diseases, & Cannabis Threats
  • Harvesting & Drying Cannabis
  • Trimming & Processing Cannabis
  • Curing & Storage of Cannabis
  • Introduction to the Business of Cannabis Cultivation


Please see our complete catalog in the ‘Additional Resources’ section of this page for a complete description and list of module contents.

Badge + Skills Earned

Earn + Share Your Badge

Earn the Cultivation Technician Badge, a third-party, verifiable digital badge that represents your professional skills and training accomplishments on LinkedIn or email signatures.

The Cultivation Technician badge represents a learner has completed all required introductory training content recommended for Cultivation Technicians by cannabis industry leaders.

The specific job skills represented by this badge include: compliant practices; best health & safety practices; hygiene & personnel best practices; responsible use & product safety; packaging & labeling; sanitation & cleaning; cannabis botany; cannabis genetics; seeds, germination, & transplanting; cannabis cloning; soil & growing media; light sources; watering essentials; vegetative & flowering cycles; pests & diseases; harvesting, trimming, & processing; and curing & storage.

Professional badges are issued by GF Institute through Credly, a third-party skill verification platform. GF Institute is an organization that works with trusted subject matter experts to create the industry’s most-trusted standardized cannabis credentials.

Included Course Modules

Unit 1 - Cannabis Health, Safety, & Compliance

Welcome to Green Flower’s Cultivation Technician Certificate Program.

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

There are a total of 21 modules to complete in this course, including a 30 question multiple choice final exam for each of the two units.

Once you have completed the second unit and passed the exams, you will be rewarded with the official Cultivation Technician Certificate.

Module content includes 13 related video segments as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content is centered on developing a learner’s understanding of health & safety considerations in licensed cannabis operations, and specifically covers health & safety programs, risk assessments, safety procedures & training tips, the role of a health & safety manager, personal protective equipment, safety signage, accident & emergency procedures, and first aid.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 2 related video segments as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content is centered on developing a learner’s understanding of worker best practices in licensed cannabis operations, and specifically covers worker cleanliness, hand sanitation, wounds & infections, protective clothing, prohibited items, eating & drinking, smoking & tobacco products, control of drug use, violence & weapons, and GMP signage.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 2 related video segments as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content is centered on establishing and maintaining product quality standards, and specifically covers quality management systems, hazard control plans, production hazard analysis, production flow charts, product classification & control, product specifications, product rejection processes, quarantined products & materials, environmental controls, pre-operation inspections, cross-contamination prevention, cleanability of facilities and premises, equipment management, equipment design, equipment calibration, and cannabis inventory.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 1 related video segment as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content emphasizes the importance of appropriate packaging and labeling of cannabis products and materials to maintain important safeguards for product and consumer safety, and specifically covers packaging & labeling specifications, labeling protocols, warning labels, cannabis infused product labels, exit packaging, child-resistant packaging requirements, and tamper-evident packaging.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

Module content includes 1 related video segment as well as an interactive e-learning module.

Interactive learning content emphasizes the importance of maintaining sanitary conditions in cannabis business operations, and specifically covers sanitation procedures & training, master sanitation schedules, cleaning equipment & supplies, cleaning equipment identification, sanitation logs, general cleanliness & floor drain cleaning, swab testing, and product protection during cleaning operations.

The interactive module module content concludes with a quiz or knowledge check and module summary.

The Cultivation Technician Certificate Unit 1 exam includes 30 multiple choice questions drawn directly from lesson content. To pass, learners must complete the exam with a score of 70 or above. 

Learners are given two opportunities to pass the final exam before the assessment becomes locked.

Unit 2 - Commercial Cultivation Skills Development

Module content includes 3 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 6 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 3 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 3 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 4 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 3 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 4 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 4 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 6 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 7 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 4 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 2 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 4 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

Module content includes 3 related video segments as well as a knowledge check and additional downloadable content.

The Cultivation Technician Certificate Unit 2 exam includes 50 multiple choice questions drawn directly from lesson content. To pass, learners must complete the exam with a score of 70 or above. 

Learners are given two opportunities to pass the final exam before the assessment becomes locked.

 

Questions and Answers

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Testimonials & Student Insights

I thoroughly enjoyed this program and learned a variety of new things. I will be recommending completing this course to many of my colleagues!

Having a resource like Green Flower’s training programs to back up what we’re telling our clients adds so much value. They feel confident what I’m telling them is true, and it’s always great to have a reputable source of verified information in this emerging and fast-growing industry.

This training program covers the most important topics every cannabis employee needs to know.

It’s definitely worth the time, money, and experience gained to get this information for your team. Even for someone who works with regulations frequently, I found this content easy to digest and retain both for new employees and as a refresher course for long-term team members.

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