Certifications

The CBD industry is booming and needs your help to continue to grow. But, as a new vertical, there are many evolving complexities that require strategic know-how and the most up-to-date knowledge on the nuisances of the industry to get ahead. This course offers the key essentials to prepare you to take on these demands and help your client reach their goals.

Whether you are a medical professional, CBD company, consultant, or looking to break into the CBD industry in a big and meaningful way, this course will provide you the most recent and valuable information to help lead clients to success.

The Certified CBD Consultant (CCBDC) credential shows that you have the skills to work with clients and patients today—and entertain the research of tomorrow. You’ll gain the confidence to tailor CBD into basic health and wellness programs.

The curriculum includes:
· 8 hour Course
· 8 session credits (*4 Required panel sessions)
· Video Proctored exam: 50 multiple choice questions
· 12 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Certified CBD Consultant)
Technical Requirements:
Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course. *Session credit requirements must be fulfilled at CBD Expo Conferences.

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In A Day with MacKay: The Cannabinoid Extraction Certification you will receive an overview of the principles and practices of CBD extraction. The many hands on demonstrations this certification offers you will leave with an understanding of how coffee, hemp, and clothes are similar chemically and in production. You will appreciate the vast number of ways to make eggs, tea, and even cake and how you can increase your productivity with hemp and cannabis extraction. You will gain an understanding of measuring the potency at each stage of sample preparation, extraction and post-processing; possibly saving your extraction operation thousands of dollars a week.

5 hour Course
4 Session credits (2 Required sessions)
“What Products Do Your Customers Actually Want” Lecture Series
“The Cutting Edge of Cannabinoid Science” Panel
Video Proctored Exam: 25 multiple choice questions
10 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Extraction Certification)

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

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The Certified Flavonoid Specialist (CFS) credential will give you the expertise in the newly explored world of cannabis flavonoids, their health benefits and the ability to entertain the research of tomorrow. Flavonoid Specialists are formulators, practitioners and professionals with the knowledge to design and implement custom formulations, programs and other applications of Flavonoids. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skills and professional distinction.
· 2 hour Course
· 4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions) – TBD
· Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
· 8 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Certified Flavonoid Specialist)
Technical Requirements:
Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course. *Session credit requirements must be fulfilled at CBD Expo Conferences.

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Cannabinoids are the chemical components of the cannabis plant that provide a vast array of benefits. The Certified Cannabinoid Blending Formulator (CCBF) credential provides the knowledge for you to design custom cannabinoid blends for health, wellness, and product creation. An in-depth understanding of the function and benefits of individual cannabinoids alongside the intriguing possibilities when blended together is the substance of this certification that will provide a key advantage to cannabinoid progress.
2-Hour Course
4 Session credits (2 Required panel sessions – TBD)
Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
8 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Certified Blending Formulator)

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

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The Phytocannabinoid Chemistry & Cannabinoid Isolation Specialist (PCCIS) credential makes you a recognized expert of Phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoid Specialists are formulators, practitioners, researchers, and professionals with the knowledge to design and implement custom programs for patients, custom formulations or other applications of Phytocannabinoids. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skill and professional distinction.

2 hour Course
4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
Video Proctored Exam: 25 multiple choice questions
8 CEUs per year for renewal
Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course. *Session credit requirements must be fulfilled at CBD Expo Conferences.

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The Cannabinoid Sports Specialist (CSS) credential will give expert knowledge into the research and development of the ongoing study into the role cannabinoids can play within sports science. From increased performance to heightened recovery, cannabinoids are proving to show exciting possibilities in aiding athletes and active folks alike. A Cannabinoid Sports Specialist will possess the knowledge, insight, and ability to implement different cannabinoids into varying sports-related applications and stands to solidify themselves in a solid professional position as cannabinoids become more widely accepted in both professional and amateur sports through treatments, training and functional applications.

2 hour Course
4 Session credits (2 Required panel sessions)
Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
8 CEUs per year for renewal
Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course. Session unit requirements must be fulfilled at CBD Expo Conferences.

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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.

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