Budtending Certification Courses

Oaksterdam coined the term “budtender” and we’re proud to offer the most respected Budtending Certification program in the nation.  Whether you’re looking to enter the industry or advance your career, OU credentials will set you apart. From the many cultivars available on the market to methods of ingestion, dosage, and effects, you’ll learn everything you need to serve consumers and patients in a dispensary setting.

Budtending (Live)


This virtual classroom experience lets you earn your Oaksterdam University Budtending Certificate live. Gather with like-minded students from around the world and learn from our expert faculty in real-time. The course meets for 2.5 hours once a week for four weeks. The lecture format appeals to different learning styles and will keep you accountable to earn your certification in one month. You’ll leave OU with the knowledge, connections, and credentials you need to set yourself up for success in the growing cannabis industry.

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Budtending (Self‑Paced)


This virtual course can be done on your own time, from anywhere in the world. Simply log on and take the modules at your own pace. The course consists of the same curriculum as our Live Semesters, developed by our professional faculty, and provides companion material and recommend reading you may follow to take a deeper dive. It also includes a video and resource library complete with lectures recorded during our Live Classroom experience, to appeal to different learning styles. Students have 180 days to complete all the required materials and mastery exercises.