The University of New Mexico Continuing Education presents

Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management Certificate

Earn valuable experience to become an in-demand cannabis compliance professional
Pay $284.75/month for 10 months
when you choose the installment plan today

With a cross-disciplinary approach to key industry sectors, this program will prepare you to become an in-demand compliance professional within this fast-evolving cannabis industry. You will gain an understanding of the risks related to operating a commercial cannabis business and learn how to mitigate them with a proven Cannabis Risk Management Framework.

The cannabis industry is complex and ever-changing, making legal compliance a significant challenge for cannabis businesses of all sizes. This is why cannabis compliance professionals are in such high-demand today.

Through case studies, video lectures, and assignments that cover important topics such as navigating the changing regulatory environments, using track and trace systems, preventing money laundering, and minimizing wasted products, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the cannabis industry, the compliance needs and challenges throughout, and become empowered as a certified cannabis compliance professional.

Upon completion of this program, you’ll earn a certificate of completion from the university and a digital badge showcasing your skills. You’ll also be prepared to take the Certified Commercial Cannabis Professional (CCCP) through the Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts (ACCCE). 

Additionally, you’ll be granted ACCCE membership for one year when you register for this program, which includes access to additional resources and training materials designed to help you understand the complexities and risks of the commercial cannabis industry.

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3 Courses

8 weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

Full Payment Option

$2,950

Installment Option

$284.75 X 10
with Early Bird Pricing Already Applied.
Pay $284.75/month for 10 months
when you choose the installment plan today

Are you a faculty or staff member interested in using your tuition remission benefit?

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Cannabis Compliance & Risk Management Courses

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry 
Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management I: Cannabis Risk Management Framework

This course will lay the foundation for a Cannabis Risk Management Framework. A Cannabis Risk Management Framework (CRMF) is a framework for which risks, and opportunities can be identified within the context of business objectives and programs are established to operate within the risk appetite. Main topics covered in this course include: 

  • Internal control environment
  • Risk assessment
  • Control activities
  • Information and communication
  • Training 
  • Assurance
  • Risk program tailoring
Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management II: Risk Assessment

This course addresses risk assessment as the foundation of a well-designed risk program. The risk assessment process enables management to better identify and mitigate gaps in a commercial cannabis business’s control of activities. It is sound practice that the risk assessment is formally written and in accordance with a methodology that is easily understood by all relevant parties. Main topics covered in this course include: 

  • Risk assessment methodology
  • Money laundering risk
  • Illicit cannabis market risk
  • Compliance risk
  • Operational risk
  • Supply chain 
  • Board reporting

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

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INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR IN SALES

In 2020, New Mexico reported an increase of 57% in medical cannabis sales over 2019

Source: New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)

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AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING OCCUPATION

Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career.

Source: Leafly 2020 Jobs Report

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$230 MILLION IN SALES

In 2020, New Mexico reported $230 million in medical cannabis sales.

Source: New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)

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FULL TIME JOBS

In 2021, there were 428,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States.

Source: Leafly 2022 Jobs Report

Your Schedule
Flexible, 100% online non-credit certificates allow you to advance your career without disrupting your professional and personal life.
Employer Network Access
When you complete the program, you’ll gain access to exclusive benefits designed to help you land your dream job.
Official University Certificate of Completion
Upon graduation you will earn a certificate of completion from UNMCE.

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