Accredited TERPENE Specialist™️ Certification

The cannabis industry has made great breakthroughs in the understanding of the contribution of different cannabinoids to therapeutic effects of the plant.

Advances in cannabis genetics have also debunked many of the older theories of the plant, including the dichotomy on “indica” vs. “sativa.” As we enter 2020, there is a greater recognition and understanding of the importance of terpenes to the effects of cannabis, rather than strains alone.

Terpene specialists are often practitioners, formulators, and other professionals with the knowledge to better implement terpenes into their work.

With such a large array of terpenes, many of which can also be found in other plants, this course offers the in-depth knowledge required to contribute to this fascinating, and growing, niche in cannabis.

The Accredited Terpene Specialist (ATS) credential makes you a recognized expert of terpenes and their health benefits and applications. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skill and professional distinction.

The curriculum includes:
· 2 hour Course
· 4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
· Proctored exam: 25 multiple choice questions
· 8 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Accredited Terpene Specialist)

Technical Requirements:
Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exam, after which they must retake the required course. *Session credit requirements must be fulfilled at CBD Expo Conferences.


Susan Trapp
Course Instructor
Curriculum Creator

Event and Date:

CBD EXPO South – Friday, August 28, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


NCIA / Cannabinoid Medicine Studies – Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


CWCBExpo / CBDIA Pavillon, NY – Friday, October 2, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


CWCBExpo / CBDIA Pavillon, Boston – Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


CMS Certification Training, Portland – Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


CBD EXPO West – Friday, Nov 13, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


CBD EXPO Southeast – Friday, Dec 4, 2020 from 4pm to 6pm


Concentration 2021 – Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm


CWCBExpo / CBDIA Pavillon, Los Angeles – Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm


CBD Expo MIDWEST & CannaFarm CON – Hemp Edition – Friday, March 26, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm

* Must attend the 2 Sessions during the CBD Expo to receive Certification
– Coming to Your Senses: Terpenes + CBD
What’s the Difference? Mixing It Up with Different Delivery Methodologies

Please note: dates and times are subject to change