Grow your cannabis knowledge and expertise. Classes begin Sept 9, save $250 with code EARLYBIRDSEPT24

Kickstart your Cannabis career with an industry leading certificate

24 week online program from $499/month Study Online Study On Your Own Time  Study From Anywhere 

24 week online program from $499 per month

Study online and on your own time

Courses Start July 10

Grow your cannabis knowledge and expertise. Classes begin Sept 9, save $250 with code EARLYBIRDSEPT24

Veterans Discount Available

Why Enroll At Gonzaga University

Study On Your Own Time

Learn From Expert Instructors

Increase Your Knowledge With High-Quality Curriculum

Gain Access To An Exclusive Employer Network

Gain Cannabis Knowledge For Your Professional Skill Set

The cannabis industry is expanding at an unprecedented rate. As the industry continues to expand, new opportunities are emerging for those with expertise in cannabis health care and compliance. From providing risk management guidance to businesses to educating individuals about medical marijuana, the need for credible, well-informed professionals continues to grow.

By investing in your education, you’ll gain critical knowledge and skills to serve clients, distinguish yourself in the industry and advance your career. Don’t miss your chance to support the responsible growth of the cannabis industry through a high-quality education.

Explore Cannabis Programs

This six-month online certificate program offers an in-depth exploration of cannabis as medicine. Designed exclusively for health care and retail professionals who aspire to deliver accurate information and valuable guidance, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a comprehensive curriculum that delves deep into the medicinal properties of cannabis, enabling you to become an expert in the field.

Designed to ignite your passion and propel your career, this comprehensive online program equips aspiring cultivators with the essential expertise to excel in the art and science of cannabis cultivation. Gain invaluable insights into genetics, cultivation techniques, cutting-edge indoor and outdoor growing methods, effective pest management, and sustainable practices, all taught by esteemed industry experts. This program also provides hands-on experience growing a plant and documenting the process. 

Gain a competitive edge in the fast-paced and rapidly evolving world of cannabis with our specialized online certificate program. Designed to equip you with essential knowledge and skills, this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and unique aspects of the cannabis landscape. From cannabis retail to marketing to real estate, the Business of Cannabis program provides a broad overview of the industry, equipping you with critical business skills necessary for success. 

Become an in-demand cannabis compliance professional with this six-month online certificate program taught by industry experts and operators. You’ll uncover the complexities surrounding cannabis regulations, licensing and security protocols. Additionally, you’ll develop a profound understanding of industry best practices, legal frameworks and compliance standards. Upon completion, you’ll have the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure adherence and success in the cannabis landscape. 

Learn 100% Online

With 24/7 access to course material, you can learn on your own terms and fit your coursework into your existing schedule. Our user-friendly interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, making it simple for anyone to access our program from anywhere in the world. 

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“These programs provide a great foundation for anyone interested in a career in the cannabis industry. This type of training will help you stand out to hiring managers and companies alike in this highly competitive industry.”

– Jay Czarkowski,
Founding Partner, Canna Advisors

What You'll Gain

A Recognized Certificate Upon completion of the program, you’ll earn an official certificate from Gonzaga University that you can add to your resume to help advance your career.
A Digital Credential
Your digital credential, issued through Credly, is a digital badge that you can publish on LinkedIn and other online platforms to highlight your accomplishment. Learn more about digital credentials.
Advanced Rankings for Relevant Job Openings allows certificate holders to incorporate their digital badge into their profile on this industry job board which is utilized by some of the largest and most well-respected cannabis companies in the world, automatically improving your ranking and FitScore for relevant job openings. Learn more about this exclusive benefit for certificate holders.
Access to an Exclusive Employer Network
You’ll gain access to the GF Institute Employer Network, designed to help you propel your career forward with employment-focused webinars and opportunities.

Gain Cannabis Knowledge For Your Professional Skillset

Gonzaga’s Certificate in Cannabis Health Care & Medicine and Certificate in Compliance and Risk Management are designed to prepare you for a fulfilling career in this emerging industry. Our expert instructors provide hands-on training and real-world experience, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. 

Whether focusing your cannabis education on health care or compliance,  you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a fulfilling career in the cannabis industry, helping to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

The median salaries shown here are sourced from the 2023 Vangst Cannabis Industry Salary Guide, which identifies various cannabis roles and average salaries throughout the United States. It’s important to note that these figures are provided for informational purposes only and do not guarantee that you will earn the same salary or obtain the same job title upon completing our certificate programs.

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What Participants Are Saying

Featured Student Spotlight

Discover the numerous benefits of taking our courses by hearing from students who have already embarked on this journey.

Featured Employer Partner

We are dedicated to helping you succeed in your cannabis career. That’s why we partner with local employers who are interested in hiring people who have earned their cannabis certificate from Syracuse University. Our Employer Partners are local cannabis companies that recognize the quality of education our students receive and work directly with us to offer career opportunities to those who enroll in our programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer new course start dates around every 6-8 weeks. No matter which certificate you choose to enroll into, all programs will begin on one of the following dates:

    • Sep 9, 2024
    • Nov 4, 2024

Students should expect to dedicate 6-8 hours per week to adequately interact with and complete coursework. You can complete each week’s assignment according to your own schedule.

These programs are currently not eligible for federal aid, however we do offer a payment plan.

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About Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University, established in Spokane, Wash. in 1887, is a nationally ranked liberal arts institution that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good. In keeping with its Catholic, Jesuit and humanistic heritage and identity, Gonzaga models and expects excellence in academic and professional pursuits and intentionally develops the whole person — intellectually, spiritually, culturally, physically and emotionally. 

Gonzaga offers 16 undergraduate degrees through 53 majors, 68 minors and 73 concentrations; 23 master’s programs; and five doctorate degrees, through the College of Arts and Sciences and six schools: School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Nursing and Human Physiology, School of Leadership Studies and School of Law.


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Classes start November 6. Register by October 8 at midnight using EARLYBIRDNOV23 to get $250 off with early bird pricing.