1734 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, California

Mon-Sun: 10 am - 5:30 pm

(open on weekends when class is in session)


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you send me information about OU?

In an effort to go paperless, we no longer mail out our Academic Catalog or Brochures. Please explore this site or call us at (510) 251-1544 for more information.

What is the age requirement to attend?
The only requirements that need to be met to take courses with Oaksterdam University are you must be at least 18 years old and pay your tuition. 
How do I enroll in an OU Semester or Seminar?

Enrolling is easy! We accept both US & International students. Please follow the instructions on our Enrollment Process page

Do classes meet 5 days a week like most schools?

No, semester classes are held once a week and seminar classes 4 consecutive days

When are the Semesters?

Semesters are held tri-annually at our campus in Oakland, CA. Please signup for our newsletter if you’d like to receive updates on upcoming course dates, or click here to see upcoming courses.

The Classic semester students attend class every Wednesday for 2.5 hours and the Horticulture semester students attend class every Thursday for 2.5 hours.

Upon enrollment, students may choose the morning class from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm or the afternoon class from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.


When are the Seminars?

Seminars are offered every other week at our campus in Oakland, CA. Horticulture and Classic Seminars are both held once a month. Please signup for our newsletter if you’d like to receive updates on upcoming course dates, or click here to see upcoming courses.

Seminars are either two or four days and always held on Saturday – Sunday (Basic) and Monday – Tuesday (Advanced) from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm


Do I need a medical marijuana card to attend?

You do not need a medical marijuana card to attend Oaksterdam University

Are tours available?

Oaksterdam University tours are available on Fridays after 2pm, please schedule a request in the contact form above

Do you accept international students?

Yes. If you live outside the United states and would like to attend our university, your only requirement is that you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration. We do not have any visa requirements. Tuition for international students, out of state students, and California residents is the same.

Do you accept student visas?

We cannot accept student visas due to cannabis still being illegal in some countries.

Do you accept G.I. Bills?

We do not accept G.I. bills

Can I send a check or money order?

Yes, payable to “Wise Education Technology, Inc.” to 1734 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612.

Do you offer scholarships or financial assistance?

Click here to learn more about our Scholarships

Oaksterdam also offers Veterans 15% off tuition for any course. Please read our enrollment process to learn more

What are the benefits of certification?

If you are applying for a job at a dispensary, our hope is that our certification program will give you the advantage in the selection process over someone who has NOT received certification.

Certification shows that you have taken all of our courses and have proved that you have met our standards of knowledge in the cannabis industry.

Once receiving certification from us, you are encouraged to list Oaksterdam University under “special training”. Dispensaries can then call and verify that you are a student in good standing.

How long does it take to receive my certificate?

Digital certificates are immediately available upon passing your course. For printed & hand-signed certificates, it can take up to 8 weeks to receive your certificate after we receive your exam(s) and/or assignments.

I missed my class(es), can I reschedule/be refunded?

There are no refunds for missed classes. If you are going to miss your class please let us know as soon as possible.

There is a $50 rescheduling fee, that increases to $100 if a reschedule is requested within 7 days of the start of class.

For more information please refer to our Refund and Rescheduling policy.