What are the starting dates for the The University of Arizona office of Continuing & Professional Education (CaPE)’s cannabis certificate programs?

All programs will commence on the following dates:

– List of Intend Start Dates –


We recommend registering prior to the start date of the course. However, participants may register until Friday morning, after the start date. To register past that date, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your request. 

Are The University of Arizona cannabis certificate programs designed for participants to work at their own pace?

Yes, but with some structure. New course material is made available weekly for the duration of each program. Participant study is primarily asynchronous (i.e. you may study at a time suitable for yourself). Participants are required to pass online tests to progress through the program. You may “catch up” at your own speed, however you cannot progress through the course faster than the weekly release of new content.

How long does the program take to complete?

Each certificate consists of three eight-week courses. The certificate takes approximately six months in total to complete.

What type of qualification is associated with The University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education cannabis certificate programs?

Participants who successfully complete each program will receive a certificate of completion from University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education.

Additionally, you’ll gain access to the GF Institute Employer Network, which includes access to a digital badge to display your credential, as well as membership to the GF Institute, the professional organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and equity in the cannabis industry. 

Are scholarships or financial aid available for The University of Arizona cannabis certificate programs?

The University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education cannabis certificates are non-credit, so they are not eligible for federal aid.

While federal financial aid is not available for these programs, we strive to offer flexible payment options for all students. Upon registration, you’ll receive three options:

  • Pay in full: Pay the full amount of the cannabis program when you register.
  • Installment Option: Break out your payments into three installments throughout the six-months it takes to complete. The first installment is due upon registration.
  • Apply for financing through Climb Credit: Finance up to the full tuition of the cannabis program with an easy to navigate and fully online loan process. Spread out your payments for up to 36 months. Click here to learn more.


University of Arizona has collaborated with cannabis education platform Green Flower Media to produce credible cannabis certificates. Green Flower’s content curriculum features trusted information and perspectives from industry-leading cannabis professionals, delivered in a format designed using best-in-class learning practices.

How much time should I expect to devote to the program?

Participants should expect to dedicate 6-8 hours per week to adequately interact and complete coursework in the certificate programs.