Frequent Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about applying to the certificate programs.

Frequent Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about applying to the certificate programs.

Enrollment

Yes. Your registration for your cannabis certificate program is completed on our website. Choose your program of interest, enter your information, select your payment option, and check out. Once you complete the process, you’ll receive an email with course access.

There is no registration deadline.

Our cannabis certificate programs are open to everyone over the age of 18. There are no prior education requirements.

Pricing & Payment Options

Each program costs $850 when you pay in full. If you choose the monthly payment option, the price is $300 per month.

The cannabis certificates are not eligible for federal aid.

When you register you can choose to pay in full ($850) or you can choose the monthly installment option for three monthly payments of $300 each.

Scholarships are not currently offered for these programs.

Students who register for more than one program are eligible for a $50 discount on subsequent programs.

Program Offerings & Structure

Three cannabis certificates are available: Cannabis Retail Specialist, Cannabis Cultivation Specialist, and Cannabis Extraction and Product Development Specialist.

These programs are offered fully online and can be completed on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.

These programs can be completed on your own time. They are designed to be completed in 9 weeks; however, they can be completed sooner depending on how much time you devote to the courses each day.

Students should expect to dedicate around six hours per week to complete coursework in this program.

Our programs are created and led by top experts in the industry, with engaging video lectures that allow you to immerse yourself in the course content. You can view more information on our course contributors for each program on our program pages. 

You can generally use most laptops, computers, or tablets for these online courses. Courses are also available on mobile devices so you can watch the video content from your phone.

Credentials

In addition to a certificate of completion in the program that you choose, you’ll receive a digital badge verifying the skills that you’ve learned throughout your program.

Our cannabis certificate programs were designed in direct response to job demand needs within the industry. We have three certificate options available, each designed to provide you a streamlined educational experience focused on the sector of the industry that you are most interested in pursuing. You will learn career focused skills in retail, cultivation, or extraction and product development. 

While we cannot guarantee job placement, our programs will provide you with career support and resources available through the GF Institute Employer Network to help propel your career and opportunities forward. For example, you’ll gain priority ranking on careersincannabis.com, a top industry employment site utilized by some of the most well-known cannabis companies in the country.

Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. In addition to positions in cultivation that are hands-on with the plant, there are also career opportunities available in other sectors like retail and product development.

Absolutely! These programs are a great stepping stone to greater opportunities whether you’re looking to break into the industry or level up your current skills and experience. 

There is always more to learn! For example, if you have experience in cultivation, branch out and learn the extraction and product development side of things or learn about cannabis retail. 

In addition is an immersive educational experience with expert led video content, all of our programs include a portfolio project which gives you something tangible to demonstrate your knowledge to others.