Eligibility Requirements

Certified Commercial Cannabis Professional (CCCP)

Members do not need to demonstrate prior experience in order to qualify for the CCCP Certification Exam.

Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert (CCCE)

In order to qualify for the CCCE Certification Exam, members are required to demonstrate a baseline of experience in compliance, 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 for the exam.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for the CCCE Certification Exam, you may be a great candidate for becoming a CCCP. The Certified Commercial Cannabis Professional (CCCP) is for members without prior commercial cannabis, compliance, or risk management experience.

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.