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.


Adam Abodeely, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
Course Instructor
Curriculum Creator


Susan Trapp
Course Instructor