Certifications

ACCCE is the international gold standard in commercial cannabis risk management certification.

Certified Commercial Cannabis Professional (CCCP)

ACCCE CCCE Certificate

The CCCP is for entry-level professionals who are considering the cannabis industry, or entry-level professionals from the cannabis industry who are considering risk management as a career. Adding the CCCP certification to your resumé will separate you from your peers and show to your current or future employer that you are committed to enhancing the commercial cannabis industry and protecting commercial cannabis businesses. Invest in your future by becoming a CCCP and gain the same commercial cannabis risk management knowledge with one certification that others learn from years of experience on the job.

The CCCP exam assesses commercial cannabis industry knowledge and risk management best practices that are covered in the Commercial Cannabis Handbook. Learn at your own pace or enroll in the ACCCE Study Buddy program to help you along the way.

Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert (CCCE)

ACCCE CCCE Certificate

The CCCE is for members who have risk management and/or commercial cannabis industry experience.

The CCCE exam assesses commercial cannabis industry knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of risk management practices that are covered in the Commercial Cannabis Handbook. The CCCE exam requires the ability to apply these concepts to specific situations in the commercial cannabis industry.

Take the Pre-Test to assess your subject knowledge.

These certifications demonstrate your knowledge of the Cannabis Risk Management Framework, risk assessment principles, risk issues, and best practices. Members who hold ACCCE certifications are recognized for making a serious commitment to promoting public safety and reducing public harm.

Benefits of Certification

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Advance Your Career

ACCCE certification provides documented evidence of your expertise and experience, demonstrating a high level of skill, knowledge, and professionalism. In addition, the continuing education requirements focus on tactical and strategic skills to ensure the continued value of the certification.

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Enhance Marketability and Job Security

When you earn ACCCE certification, current and future employers will recognize your commitment to the industry and view you as an asset to any commercial cannabis business. As a certified member, ACCCE will provide you with knowledge of current trends and developments, including an understanding of key risk areas in your business and that of your suppliers and vendors. 

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Gain Professional Visibility and Credibility

ACCCE offers you opportunities to showcase your knowledge and thought leadership by regularly highlighting your published articles, webinars, and speaking events.

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 Additional Benefits

In addition, ACCCE certification provides you with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Expertise in the Cannabis Risk Management Framework
  • Knowledge of global commercial cannabis risk management best practices
  • Understanding of key risks in your business and that of your vendors   
  • Ability to identify red flags of risk events   
  • The tools and knowledge to create a risk-based strategy for mitigating high priority risks
  • Ability to identify the most efficient and effective risk mitigator when limited resources are available

Sharon Blanchette

I am a CCCE because I want to show my dedication to this industry.

Sharon Blanchette, CCCE
Director of Compliance

The CCCE certification has provided me with the knowledge and tools to become an effective leader and mitigate the unique risks of the emerging cannabis industry.

Johalva Hjelle, CCCE
High Risk Manager

Josephine Giordano

“The CCCE credential reinforces the solid foundation for a risk-based approach to effectively manage and mitigate the challenges faced in the cannabis sector.”

Josephine Giordano
Director of Financial Forensics and Business Valuation Services Group

“The CCCE credential compliments my existing compliance experience, and applies much needed risk management knowledge to this emerging industry to ensure that it continues to grow.”

Tanya Officer
KYC Specialist

How to Get Certified

The path to gaining your ACCCE certification is simple.

Certification Step 1

Join ACCCE

Be a part of an international community of like-minded commercial cannabis professionals. Get started by registering for membership and certification.

Certification Step 2

Study, then take the exam

Use ACCCE’s Commercial Cannabis Handbook and Exam Prep tools to prepare for the CCCP. Our Study Guide details what is involved in the exam and what to expect. Take the exam online from the comfort of your own home.

Certification Step 1

Join ACCCE

Be a part of an international community of like-minded commercial cannabis professionals. Get started by registering for membership and certification.

Certification Step 2

Submit your application

Are you eligible to take the CCCE? You will need 40 qualifying credits to become a Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert. Check your eligibility and then apply via our member dashboard.

Certification Step 3

Study, then take the exam

Use ACCCE’s Commercial Cannabis Handbook and Exam Prep tools to prepare for the CCCE. Our Study Guide details what is involved in the exam and what to expect. Take the exam online from the comfort of your own home.

Certification Resources

Our members have access to ACCCE’s Commercial Cannabis Handbook as well as Exam Prep material to help prepare for the certification exam.

Commercial Cannabis Handbook

Commercial Cannabis Handbook

Our members are provided with access to the Commercial Cannabis Handbook, an extensive repository of knowledge and insight into the commercial cannabis industry. The Commercial Cannabis Handbook offers the tools necessary to identify and manage the risks commonly encountered by businesses within the industry.

All certification exam questions are based on the content discussed in the Commercial Cannabis Handbook.

Exam Prep

Exam Prep Learning Path

ACCCE’s Exam Prep offers a focused learning experience pathway to certification. Exclusive member resources provide a deeper understanding of major concepts covered in the Commercial Cannabis Handbook, familiarize you with the exam itself, and teach you smart and efficient techniques to prepare you for the exam.

Exam Prep material includes:

  • a Study Guide that helps you prepare for the exam and directs you to the most relevant content in the Commercial Cannabis Handbook
  • Exam Prep Videos that provide you access to overviews of the Breakdown of Commercial Cannabis Industry, Cannabis Risk Management Framework and Risk Assessment.
  • Study Calendars to help you organize study time for the certification exam.
  • Exam Readiness Checklist to help you gauge your exam readiness.
  • Determine your subject knowledge by taking our pre-test.
  • Options & Pricing

    Explore ACCCE’s membership and certification options.

    Please note that membership is required to become certified.

    • ACCCE's Commercial Cannabis Handbook provides a deep understanding of the commercial cannabis industry and offers the tools necessary to identify and manage the risks commonly encountered by businesses within the industry.Commercial Cannabis Handbook
    • Discounts on Webinars, Paid Resources
    • Membership includes complimentary access to articles, case studies, webinars and community events.Industry Specific Educational Materials
    • Membership includes access to the Commercial Cannabis Handbook as well as other guidance materials.Risk Management Resources
    • Networking opportunities include connecting through online communities and social media groups, as well as bringing people together at physical locations for training, conferences, and local meetups.Networking Opportunities
    • A risk management framework is a recognized approach for managing risks across an organization by implementing effective internal controls including Internal Control Environment, Risk Assessment, Control Activities, Information and Communication, and Assurance Activities.In-depth Understanding of the Cannabis Risk Management Framework
    • Reduced Price

    • MEMBERSHIP

      $295 $100 USD

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      Certification

      $600 USD

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    • CCCE
      Certification

      $1,195 USD

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