cannabis certification

Cannabis Science Certification and Online Learning

Ready to take your relationship with cannabis to the next level? Our online university offers five different series learning opportunities. Take them individually or in sequential order to earn Cannabis Science Certification. These lessons go above and beyond the information provided at our pop-up events, diving deeply into Cannabis Science fundamentals. Our industry award winning alumni move on to enjoy speaking, teaching, and leadership opportunities with job placement assistance available upon request. 


Learning Materials

Each online lesson Includes a syllabus, E-book, presentation video, notes template, slideshow, suplimental materials, and more! 


personal Mentorship

SSC students are teamed up with a personal mentor who chimes in to provide additional resources and information along the way.


E-Badges & Certificates

Study at your own pace and earn five seperate E-badges as you go. Display them proudly on your resume, email signature, or website. 

This cannabis Botany course offers a comprehensive study of plant science from the perspective of Cannabis Sp. We cover a wide range of topics intended to place the cannabis plant within the context of the greater plant kingdom and get students comfortible with the basics of cannabis breeding.

  • Lesson One: Intro to Cannabis Botany

  • Lesson Two: The Hemp & Cannabis Distinction

  • Lesson Three: The Indica & Sativa Binary

  • Lesson Four: Genotype, Phenotype, and Chemotype


Ever wonder why one type of Cannabis makes you sleepy while another may have an energizing effect? Cannabis is home to a diverse array of compounds that are responsible for many of its reported medicinal properties. In this series, we take a look at the different classes of compounds present in cannabis and explore their similarities and differences.

  • Lesson One: Primary & Secondary Compounds

  • Lesson Two: Cannabinoids & Decarboxylation

  • Lesson Three: Cannabis Derived Terpenes

  • Lesson Four: Flavonoids and the Matrix


Now that we know the different compounds in cannabis we must look at what happens when we consume them. In the course, we explore the Endocannabinoid Receptor System, specific receptor binding mechanisms of cannabinoids, the signaling pathways they initiate, and how those relate to reported effects. 

  • Lesson One: Anatomy, Physiology, & The ECS

  • Lesson Two: Binding Mechanisms and Signaling Pathways

  • Lesson Three: Additional Actions of Phytocannabinoids

  • Lesson Four: The Entourage Effect


Edibles, topicals, flowers oh my! In this course, we take a look at the ways we consume cannabis, how they work, and why they make us feel so different. We’ll also explore popular cannabis products and discuss the most appropriate applications for each type.

  • Lesson One: Smoking, Vaporizing, and Ingesting Cannabis

  • Lesson Two: Mucosal and Topical Applications of Cannabis

  • Lesson Three: Popular Cannabis Products

  • Lesson Four: Tools to Choose the Right Product


When working with cannabis, it is necessary to connect with consumers to gain a greater understanding of their desired experience. When novice consumers have questions and concerns about cannabis it is the job of cannabis professionals to simultaneously put them at ease and help them navigate the often overwhelming market. In this course, students will learn techniques to deliver the highest standard of care and information....Without making medical claims! 

  • Lesson One: Connecting With Consumers

  • Lesson Two: Destigmatizing Cannabis

  • Lesson Three: Explaining Cannabis

  • Lesson Four: Navigating Medical Concerns

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