Join us in this growing industry
The Cannabis Professional Certificate Program is an intensive 5-day workshop designed to meet the needs of those in the industry and community who want to increase their understanding of cannabis and its effects, the cannabis industry, and the environment in which it operates.
Earn your certificate
Receive a Certificate of Completion from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Learn from the professionals
Broaden your understanding as industry experts pass along their knowledge
Enjoy daily lunch - it's included
Fill your mind and stomach each day of this intensive 5-day workshop.
Explore your options
Cannabis is increasingly growing in popularity for it medical benefits. It is predicted that this will be a billion dollar industry by 2021. Why wait to join?
"Well worth the money and time."
May 2019 Participant, Doctor of Physical Therapy
"I came to this class out of curiosity and with the intention to get first class unbiased information about cannabis. After 5 days I have a very good idea of where I want to go to educate and advocate in the coming future."
August 2019 Participant
"Excellent course for learning a variety of cannabis knowledge. Networking with other classmates was very valuable too. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and network."
August 2019 Participant, Veteran
Cannabis Research, Education and Workforce Initiative (CREW)
The Cannabis Research, Education and Workforce Initiative is dedicated to creating an academic home for the cannabis industry. We are focused on the dissemination of scientifically valid data, excellence in education, and guiding the next generation of business leaders.
Fact 1Over 280,000 patients across Florida qualified to receive medical marijuana.
Fact 2Over 2,500 physicians qualified to recommend medical marijuana for their patients.
Fact 3Over 135 dispensaries and 14 medical marijuana license holding facilities.
Fact 4Arcview Market Research projects Florida's cannabis market will reach $1.3 billion by 2021.
Cannabis Professional Certificate Program offered through FGCU's Office of Continuing Education
Featured article by WINK News shows the first offering of the Cannabis Professional Certificate Program, which was offered May 6-10 of 2019. It featured industry leaders and professionals from multiple fields. The program offered a wealth of knowledge and brought together people from different disciplines. With the successful of the program, they are scheduling another for the near future. View the article here or watch the video below.
"As an agricultural student, I am always looking for additional experience, knowledge, and professional certificates - but I was unsure of how much value the course would be. I can say with 100% confidence that the program is well worth the price. Even as a cannabis advocate and studying at a top Agriculture program, almost all of the information was new knowledge. The knowledge you gain is valuable and the connections made are absolutely invaluable. You could not make these connections without this opportunity. Do not hesitate, you won't regret it!"
-Evan Isaacson, UF Agriculture Student; August 2019 Participant