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.

Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert (CCCE)

ACCCE CCCE Certificate

The CCCE is for professionals with compliance, risk management, or commercial cannabis experience. Becoming a CCCE demonstrates your ability to identify and manage the highest priority risks affecting your business to successfully meet your business objectives. As a CCCE, you have the knowledge of a risk-based approach needed to adapt to this new and emerging highly regulated industry. Take your risk management to the next level by becoming a CCCE.

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, reducing public harm, and increase the soundness of licensed cannabis markets.

Benefits of Certification

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Advance Your Career

  • Knowledge of trends and developments within the industry 
  • Deep expertise in the Cannabis Risk Management Framework  
  • Knowledge of commercial cannabis risk management best practices 
  • Learn a risk-based approach to identify and manage your highest priority internal and external risks   
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Enhance Your Marketability

  • Recognition of your expertise and professionalism
  • Opportunity to diversify and expand your skill set
  • Community to exchange thought leadership and further emerging practices within the industry
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Protect Your Business and Meet Objectives

  • Knowledge of key risk areas in your business and that of your suppliers/vendors 
  • Knowledge of the most common risks affecting the industry 
  • Ability to identify red flags and implement effective controls  
  • Access to customizable job aides that can be immediately implemented 

For more information:

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
    • Exclusive discounts on the PBC Conference 2021 in Washington, DC September 9th - 10th
    • Reduced Price

    • MEMBERSHIP

      $295 $100 USD

      Save $195

    • 25% discount
    • Upgrade Price

    • CCCP
      Certification

      $600 USD

      Membership Required

    • 25% discount
    • BUNDLE & SAVE

    • CCCP Certification
      + Membership

      $650 USD

      Save $50

    • 25% discount
    • Upgrade Price

    • CCCE
      Certification

      $1,195 USD

      Membership Required

    • 25% discount
    • BUNDLE & SAVE

    • CCCE Certification
      + Membership

      $1,200 USD

      Save $95

    • Complimentary ticket valued at $275

    Certification Payment Plans

    ACCCE offers a 4 month payment plan for the CCCP and CCCE certifications. To start, please select your certification option below.

    CCCP Certification Upgrade

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    CCCP Certification + Membership

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    CCCE Certification Upgrade

    Payment Plan

    CCCE Certification + Membership

    Payment Plan

    Membership is not included in the payment plan and will be charged in full as a separate line item with the first installment.

     

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