Oaksterdam University Certification

Certification offers an advantage to graduates who want to work in the medical and commercial cannabis industry. Certified graduates may add this to their resumes, and include Oaksterdam University as a reference for employment. Certification is only a requirement for students who would like to use Oaksterdam University as a reference for employment or regulatory permitting.

Certified graduates may provide prospective employers or regulators with OU’s main phone number (510) 251-1544. We will verify certified graduates when contacted.

We offer two levels of certification:
  • Semester Certification
  • Seminar Certification

Horticulture Certification


Horticulture Semester Certification

Oaksterdam University provides semester certification to students who:

  • Attend all class sessions
  • Pass exams with a 75% score or higher
  • Complete the Student Class Project
  • Complete all homework and reading assignments
Horticulture Seminar Certification

Oaksterdam University provides seminar certification to students who:

  • Attend all class sessions
  • Pass exams with a 75% score or higher
  • Complete the Student Class Project

Business Certification


Business Semester Certification

Oaksterdam University provides certification to students who:

  • Attend all class sessions
  • Pass exams with a 75% score or higher
  • Complete all homework and reading assignments
Business Seminar Certification

Oaksterdam University provides certification to students who:

  • Attend all class sessions
  • Pass exams with a 75% score or higher
Why is the semester certification a higher level of certification?
  • Semester students have demonstrated the dedication to come back to class for fourteen consecutive weeks for more comprehensive classes.  
  • Semester students have a higher and verifiable rate of comprehension through homework assignments, student projects and/or mid-term examinations.
What does receiving certification get me?

Whichever route you choose to follow, assuming you pass our final examination and meet our attendance requirements, you can begin listing Oaksterdam University in your “education or special skills/training” section of your resume. You may give our main phone number, (510)251-1544, to prospective employers to verify that you are an alumni.

Valedictorian Certification

Each student cohort will have one student who excels in examination and participation, and will receive this special recognition.  To compete for class valedictorian, earning the top spot and bragging rights, you must turn in your exam within two weeks of receiving it.  

*It can take up to 8 weeks to receive your certificate after we receive your exam(s) and/or assignments.

Students who choose to take any of the Oaksterdam University exam(s) will receive a pass/fail notification within eight to 10 weeks of OU receiving the exam. A formal certification document will be mailed to all students who pass their exams.

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