ACCCE provides members access to educational materials, webinars, seminars, and conferences that cover legislation, industry insight, and risk management.

Members will be connected to an international community where they can exchange ideas, share best practices, and establish industry-leading risk management techniques for the commercial cannabis industry.

Benefits of Membership

Knowledge and Tools

ACCCE members will have access to timely and practical information including thought leadership that focuses on commercial cannabis industry updates and customizable risk management tools. 

Additionally members will have:

  • A discount on webinars
  • Referral credit for introducing others to the ACCCE
  • Networking opportunities:
    • Connect through online communities and social media groups
    • Bringing together people at physical locations for training, conferences, and local meetups
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Professional Development

ACCCE convenes engaging networking opportunities among members to exchange insights across commercial cannabis sectors.

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Become a Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert

Joining ACCCE is the first step to earning the prestigious Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert credential and positioning yourself as a commercial cannabis industry risk management expert.

Membership Fees

ACCCE offers its members a chance to be on the cutting edge of commercial cannabis risk management best practices. ACCCE membership is open to individuals of all job functions, industries, and levels of experience who are interested in the commercial cannabis industry.

ACCCE’s mission is to support members by providing access to the knowledge, resources, and training they need to understand the complexities and risks of the commercial cannabis industry. They will receive exclusive access to a wealth of commercial cannabis related information, training, and a local and international network of like-minded professionals to turn to for guidance and support.

  • Price
  • ACCCE's Commercial Cannabis Handbook is the body of knowledge for the commercial cannabis business expert, providing comprehensive guidance for risk management.Commercial Cannabis Handbook
  • Discounts on webinars, paid resources, etc.
  • Membership includes complimentary access to articles and case studies. Certification includes additional job aids, templates, and guides.Industry specific educational materials
  • Membership includes access to the Commercial Cannabis Handbook. Certification includes additional templates with guidance materials.Risk management tools (coming soon)
  • Thought Leadership is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. Membership includes access to cutting-edge articles by thought leaders. Certification allows memebrs to contribute to ACCCE's Commercial Cannabis Handbook and other resources.Risk management thought leadership
  • 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 Control Environment, Risk Assessment, Control Activities, Information and Communication, and Monitoring Activities.In-depth understanding of the Cannabis Risk Management Framework
  • Membership

  • $295 $100 USD per year
  • Membership + CCCE Certification

    $100 Membership + $1,195 CCCE
    - $95 Bundle Savings = $1,200

  • $1,200 USD
  • Exclusive certified member opportunities
  • Exclusive certified member opportunities
  • Exclusive certified member opportunities
  • Exclusive certified member opportunities

Membership FAQs

What is ACCCE?

Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts (“ACCCE”) is the international association for professional development and certification in the commercial cannabis industry. ACCCE is the premier provider of education in commercial cannabis industry risk management best practices. 

How much does it cost to become a member?
Why should I become a member?

Becoming a member gives you access to ACCCE’s Commercial Cannabis Handbook along with the ability to earn the Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert (CCCE) certification. Additional ACCCE membership benefits include ACCCE’s resource library, discounted webinars and live events (available mid-2020).

How is ACCCE different from other cannabis associations?

ACCCE is the only international organization currently focused on commercial cannabis industry risk management education and certification. Learn more about the benefits of being a member of ACCCE.

Are there any eligibility requirements to become a member?

No. Anyone can become a member with ACCCE. Learn more about the benefits of being a member of ACCCE.

Why should I join ACCCE if I work for a commercial cannabis business?

Our members that work for commercial cannabis businesses find that the knowledge provided by ACCCE allows them to more effectively manage their risk in a comprehensive manner and communicate their risk management process and policies to third-parties. As examples, the information provided by ACCCE may help you restructure your vendor contracts, revise your treasury services practices, or better negotiate lower insurance premiums.

I advise commercial cannabis businesses but am not directly involved in commercial cannabis. Why should I join ACCCE?

Our members who work with commercial cannabis businesses are referred to as ancillary cannabis businesses. Ancillary cannabis businesses include companies such as banks, consulting, accounting and auditing firms, insurance brokers, law firms, and marketing firms. If you are at an ancillary cannabis business, you will find that knowledge from ACCCE allows you to communicate more effectively with your commercial cannabis clients and demonstrates your knowledge of the commercial cannabis industry. As a result of your comprehensive industry knowledge gained through ACCCE’s educational opportunities and community support, you will be able to grow your commercial cannabis business customer base.

I am a young professional, is this the right organization for me?

ACCCE welcomes young professionals as members! You will be able to advance your career by expanding your knowledge of the commercial cannabis industry and risk management. In mid-2020, ACCCE will also offer its Certified Commercial Cannabis Professional exam to recognize the knowledge and commitment that these members bring to the commercial cannabis industry.

I’m an experienced professional, is this the right organization for me?

ACCCE is committed to supporting its experienced professional members, whether they are from the commercial cannabis industry and need further education on risk management or they have risk management experience and require supplemental knowledge of the commercial cannabis industry. Experienced professionals often pursue ACCCE certification to demonstrate their knowledge of risk management and the commercial cannabis industry. Obtaining your certification also enables you to participate in thought leadership opportunities.

Who was involved in the development of the Commercial Cannabis Handbook?

ACCCE drew on its network of commercial cannabis experts in risk management during the development of the Commercial Cannabis Handbook. In addition, ACCCE’s educational advisory board, which includes commercial cannabis risk management experts from a variety of professional backgrounds, reviews and approves the Commercial Cannabis Handbook.

What payment methods does ACCCE accept?

ACCCE currently accepts credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. If you require a different payment method, please contact us.

How can I cancel my membership?

Please contact us to cancel your membership.