The Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance program has been developed to provide the training and technical knowledge for the implementation of Quality Assurance in the Canadian Cannabis Industry. The program covers Good Production Practices (GPP) including quality control – specifications and analytical testing requirements, the cannabis regulatory requirements for Quality Assurance Person (QAP), Cannabis science, the fundamentals of Quality Management Systems in Cannabis including policies, processes and procedures and their relationship to risk management, and the application of licensing under the Canadian Regulations.

This program provides students with the skills, the technical knowledge and the qualifications for assuring that each cannabis product is safe and suitable for sale or to be provided under the Cannabis Act. The Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance diploma involve course materials and workshops that allow students to develop and implement written procedures for the approval or rejection of all procedures, specifications, test methods, controls and results that affect the purity, quality and composition of the cannabis product. The students will find this most useful in their future roles as QA/QC in the Cannabis or related industries.

Cannabis Schools in Canada will provide this Cannabis program for students with the required skills needed for the role and responsibilities of a Quality Assurance Person or Quality Control Person in cannabis-related industries. The recent research performed International Medical Cannabis Association indicates that there are high demands for Quality Assurance and Quality Control employees as the new industry continues to rapidly grow.

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35 weeks (8 months) of training, with 4 weeks of breaks and 4 months of optional job assistance program

Minimum of grade 12 education with either (Biology or Chemistry) and Math Domestic and International students are welcome to apply at NACPT Pharma College.

  • Review of Cannabis Regulations Act for various applications and licensing processes
  • Meet Health Canada’s requirements of the Quality Assurance Person (QAP) and Quality Control (QC) Analyst in the Cannabis Industry
  • Develop current QA practices in the cannabis industries and cannabis-related industries including pharmaceutical, healthcare, edibles, cosmetic, medical device and biotechnological fields
  • Apply GxP (GPP, Eu-GMP, GACP, HACCP, GDP, GVP, GEP, GLP, PCP and related good practices) system within the company
  • Perform relevant cannabis product tests and ensure that products are not released for sale until their quality has been determined to meet their specific qualifications.
  • Understand and implement all necessary Quality Assurance Systems
  • Establish quality management systems and risk management within cannabis companies for better performance
  • Design self-inspection and regulatory inspection methods for cannabis operation
  • Develop current QA practices in cannabis companies
  • Review and approve Certificate of Analysis
  • Develop cannabis technical procedures
  • Will have clear instructions and idea of QAP roles, QA and QMS systems and all regulatory requirements protocols

  • Responsible Person (RP)
  • Qualified Person in Charge(QPIC)
  • Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
  • Policy Makers/HR Associates
  • Auditors
  • Inspectors
  • Technical Writers
  • Technicians
  • Analysts
  • Cannabis Extractors
  • Cannabis Consultants/Educators

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  • Olivia Brown CNHP, RRPR

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Professional Cannabis Consulting Inc.

    I am absolutely honored to have been under your study. You have shown me what a graceful, knowledgeable, highly educated woman in a leadership role acts like. I cannot wait to continue my education with your business. Your integrity and the fact that you risked your reputation and career to help improve and set standards for the cannabis industry is astounding. Thank you

  • Chandresh Vyas

    Quality Assurance Manager

    I worked in the pharmaceutical industry and I was looking for a career change in the cannabis industry. Excellent QA training and I appreciate the insightfulness of the requirements. Thank you, instructors, for sharing your “life experience” in the pharma/GMP/cannabis field. I truly admire your professionalism. Right after the completion of the QA training, I landed in a QA lead role in a leading cannabis company.

  • Alpesh Patel

    Quality Assurance Specialist

    I am from the food industry. After this training, I have in-depth knowledge and the information needed for [a career in the] Cannabis Industry. I feel like I have been fulfilled with knowledge and understanding of the regulations, responsibilities I can bring to my work to deal with challenges. All is well.