Your Cannabis Career Starts Here

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Cannabis skills are in demand

Cannabis skills are in demand. The cannabis industry is creating thousands of exciting career opportunities in California, and nationally, yet a significant shortage of qualified professionals exists. University of California, Riverside – University Extension now offers the highest quality non-credit university certificates with focused instruction from top experts in the cannabis industry.

Take multiple programs. Save time and money.

When you sign up for multiple cannabis certificate programs, you’ll save 33% on each additional program. All of our cannabis certificate programs begin with the cannabis 101 course. That means for each additional program, you’ll only need to complete two courses, rather than three which will allow you to complete the additional program in 16 weeks rather than 24 weeks.


6 Months • $2,950 • Payment Plans Available
From Cannabis 101 to in-depth Integrated Clinical Practice, this is the healthcare knowledge you need to take your career to the next level.
Designed For:
  • Healthcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Retail professionals & manufacturers
6 Months • $2,950 • Payment Plans Available
The information and insights you need to participate in the ever-changing legal landscape surrounding the cannabis industry.
Designed For:
  • Legal professionals
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Those interested in compliance
6 Months • $2,950 • Payment Plans Available
Understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the cannabis business as you progress from seed to sale.
Designed For:
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business professionals
  • Operators and manufacturers
6 Months • $2,950 • Payment Plans Available
Develop an in-depth understanding of the complex process of cannabis production, management, and cultivation. Plant care, yield maximization and more.
Designed For:
  • Novice & experienced growers
  • Grow facility managers
  • Hobbyists

A veteran discount is available.

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Your Schedule
Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.
A Portfolio of Work
Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.
Official University Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of the program you will earn 9 credit hours and a certificate of completion award from University of California, Riverside University Extension.

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Employer Network

Completing one of our non-credit cannabis certificates gives you exclusive access to view open industry positions through our Employer Network.

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University of California, Riverside - University Extension

For more than 65 years, UCR University Extension has been rewarding and enriching students of all ages – from right here in Riverside to the far-flung reaches of the globe – through professional development, academic advancement, and personal achievement. UCR University Extension offers a welcoming and diverse environment in which to jumpstart existing career paths or embark on new ones, to continue an adventure of lifelong learning, or discover the waiting portal to new scholastic journeys and goals.

Every program is thoughtfully designed with all of our learners in mind. For both established professionals and recent graduates just entering the workforce who are looking to upskill, upgrade their credentials, or shift careers altogether, UCR University Extension’s professional certificates and postgraduate diplomas provide a variety of choices, along with outstanding value and flexibility.