Eligibility Requirements

Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert (CCCE)

In order to qualify for the CCCE Certification Exam, members are required to demonstrate a baseline of experience in risk management and/or commercial cannabis, including four or more years in compliance/risk or the cannabis industry OR two or more years in a management role in compliance/risk or the cannabis industry.

Alternatively, members will be able to demonstrate applicable education via another risk or compliance certification.

A total of 40 credits from the below tables will be required to sit the exam.

Education

Associate’s degree
10 credits
Bachelor’s degree (undergraduate)
20 credits
Master’s degree, PHD, or equivalent
30 credits
Risk certifications (CRM, FRM, PRM, or equivalent)
15 credits per certification
Compliance certifications (CAMS, CIA, CFE, or equivalent)
10 credits per certification

Accounting designations (CPA, CFA, CGA, or equivalent)

10 credits per certification

Securities certification (FINRA, CSI, or equivalent)

10 credits per certification
Active bar licence (legal)10 credits per license

Professional Experience 

20 credits must be attained from this category

Minimum 2 years risk manager experience
You have worked in the area of identifying, analyzing and responding to risk events that have occurred in their organization
20 credits
Minimum 4 years risk or cannabis industry experience
You have worked in the area of identifying, analyzing and responding to risk events that have occurred in their organization or you have worked in an organization directly or indirectly related to cannabis (cultivation, production; supply chain)
20 credits

If you maintain a certificate that is not listed above but believe it is relevant, please contact ACCCE to determine if it can be used towards the eligibility requirements.