Join us in this growing industry
The Cannabis Professional Online Certificate Program is an intensive 4-week workshop designed to meet the needs of those who want to increase their understanding of cannabis and its effects, the cannabis industry, and the environment in which it operates. The program is comprised of four 1-week modules. The videos and materials for each module are available starting on Sunday. Registrants can work at their own pace to complete the module throughout the week and will then participate in a live virtual class via Zoom on the following Saturday morning.
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 the program online, on your own time without the travel expenses.
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Cannabis is growing in popularity, in part due to its medical benefits. Why wait to join this billion dollar industry?
"I decided to embark on the FGCU course as I am currently looking to change my career to the cannabis industry. The course is presented by the charming Professor Martha Rosenthal, whose unique empathy for the subject makes this dynamic course highly informative and left me able to form an educated and reasoned opinion on the vast majority of subjects and the myriad issues involved in cannabis, both political and social. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the cannabis industry, I did and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made!"
August 2021 Participant
"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.
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