Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

The cannabis market is rapidly expanding in Canada since the federal government’s interest to legalize cannabis. Along with pre-existing market for medicinal users, cannabis has become an emerging industry. There is significant demand for qualified professionals to ensure the necessary consistency, quality, safety and integrity to meet these new standards.

AAPS’ Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program help students define and organize systems that work in accordance with Cannabis Act and ACMPR in respect to quality assurance, SOP’s, documentation practices, sanitation standards, and more. The knowledge and certification from this training program could be a requirement to become a QA personnel for the Cannabis industry.


QA for Cannabis Industry: This course focus on the responsibilities of the quality department within companies that impact the quality, safety or efficacy of cannabis.

Students will gain working knowledge of Good Production Practices (GPP), quality system requirements including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), recalls, and laboratory testing.

SOPs for Cannabis Industry: Students will examine the regulatory requirements of SOPs and their role in License Producer’s operations. It combines theory with hands-on exercises that train students in writing effective SOPs.

Sanitation for Cannabis Industry: Students will concentrate on the regulations and procedures that ensure cleanliness of the premises and equipment of licensed producers.

Record Keeping for Cannabis: Students will gain a regulatory overview of the documentation and record keeping for Cannabis Licensed Producers. This course uses engaging group exercises and a workshop to provide students with knowledge on how documentation compliance requirements can be met to satisfy government agency inspections, e.g. Health Canada.

Complaints and Recalls for Cannabis Producers: Students will learn how to set up an efficient system for handling complaints, recalls, and adverse reactions that fulfills current Canadian regulations on cannabis.