Cannabis Professional / Budtender Certification Course

Let us prepare you for your cannabis career

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Work in the Cannabis Industry

Do work you love

Help people find a healthier path

We are the first program in the country with content approved by our state department of health and partnered with an accredited state college. We have prepare hundreds of medical marijuana consultants to be certified.

This course is designed to apply to any state where cannabis is sold as a medical or recreational product.

Distinguish yourself in a competitive industry.

Science based cannabis education

Be on the leading edge of this exciting new industry. Whether you plan to work in retail, production, processing or another related work, let us prepare you and certify your knowledge.


Module 1: A Brief History of Cannabis Use

  • Welcome to class!
  • Module 1 Objectives
  • Known Origins of Cannabis
  • Cannabis Migration
  • Historical Use of Cannabis as Medicine
  • Medical Marijuana in Recent History
  • Federal Scheduling of Marijuana
  • Prohibition and the Man Who Led the Charge
  • Propaganda Posters
  • Hemp Makes a Temporary Comeback
  • Hemp For Victory
  • Ancient Medicine Re-emerges
  • Module 1 Quiz

Module 2: Knowing the Plant

  • Module 2 Objectives
  • Indica vs. Sativa and so Much More
  • What is a Terpene?
  • Common Cannabis Oil Terpenes
  • Terpenes in Everyday Items
  • Trichomes: A Closer Look
  • Module 2 Quiz

Module 3: Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System

  • Module 3 Objectives
  • What is a Cannabinoid?
  • An Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
  • Read Dr. Ethan Russo's Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System
  • Methods of Consumption
  • Module 3 Quiz

Module 4: Consumers, Customers and Service

  • Module 4 Objectives
  • We Are All the Face of Marijuana
  • Customer Service in the Cannabis Space
  • Helping with product selection
  • Customer FAQs
  • Confidentiality and Personally Identifiable Information
  • Selling Specialty Products
  • Module 4 Quiz

Module 5: State Law, Regulation and Compliance

  • Module 5 Objectives
  • Staying Current on Laws and Regulations
  • Guiding customers in a sea of strains
  • Employee as Educator
  • Module 5 Quiz

Module 6: Security and Personal Safety

  • Module 6 Objectives
  • Know Your Store's Security Protocols
  • Paying it Forward
  • The Importance of Professional Organizations
  • Module 6 Quiz

Additional Resources

  • Project CBD: CBD Users Manual

About Your Instructor

Trey Reckling

Trey Reckling

Director, instructor

Trey is the founder of the Academy of Cannabis Science, which is partnered with Seattle Central College's Cannabis Institute to provide professional cannabis education and training for the industry. He has helped train medical marijuana consultants in Washington State and other industry professionals from throughout the US and Canada. Trey has been working in higher education for the last 20 years where he has specialized in staff training, student development, conflict resolution and crisis management. He has served on the board of directors for the Washington Marijuana Association and leads the education committee for the Cannabis Alliance. Trey contributes weekly cannabis education articles to the Fresh Toast and has been published in Men's Health,, and a variety of other trade journals.


Learn a Brief History of Cannabis Use

Get to Know the Plant

Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System

Consumers, Customers and Service

State Law, Regulation and Compliance

Security and Personal Safety


This course really helped me improve my skills. Although I have been working in the industry for over a year, I had a lot still to learn. Thanks!
Cathy T. Retail cannabis employee
I have never worked in the cannabis industry but want to. This course helps me improve my baseline knowledge and now I am a stronger, more confident job candidate.
Tarik M. Professional seeking a cannabis job
We needed a good, solid course to train our retail employees with and this one meets all our needs. It has saved me much time and improved our skill set as a store.
Shelby C. Retail store manager


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