Certification

Our certifications are the most recognized and well received by cannabis industry employers world wide

Certification offers an advantage to Alumni who want to work in the medical and adult commercial cannabis industry. Certified graduates may add this achievement 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 licensing and/or 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.

Certifications

We offer different levels of certification:

• Semester Certification
• Online Certification
• Seminar Certification

Oaksterdam University provides seminar certification to students who:

Horticulture Semester Certification

Indoor and Outdoor Horticulture

  • Attend all class sessions for 14 weeks
  • Participate in hands-on activities
  • Complete the Student Class Project
  • Complete all homework and reading assignments
  • Pass exams with a 80% score or higher

Horticulture Seminar Certification

Indoor Horticulture

  • Attend all class sessions within 2-4 days
  • Participate in hands-on activities
  • Complete the Student Class Project
  • Pass exams with a 80% score or higher

Horticulture Online Certification

Indoor Horticulture

  • Complete all modules in the indoor horticulture curriculum
  • Pass all learning assessments
  • Complete the Student Class Project
  • Complete reading assignments and attempt mastery exercises
  • Pass exams with a 80% score or higher

CannaBusiness Semester Certification

  • Attend all class sessions for 14 weeks
  • Complete all homework and reading assignments
  • Pass exams with a 80% score or higher

CannaBusiness Seminar Certification

  • Attend all class sessions within 2-4 days
  • Pass exams with a 80% score or higher
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 or application.  You may also be able to list actual work experience if you choose to volunteer, become an intern, or take advantage of certain field trip opportunities.

You may give our main phone number, (510) 251-1544, to prospective employers or regulators to verify that you are an alumni in good standing.

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, as well as receiving more comprehensive classes, and completing ongoing assessments and mastery exercises.  
  • Semester students are offered additional learning opportunities such as weekly horticulture labs, networking, attending events, occasional field trips and chances to volunteer.
  • Semester and Online students have a higher and verifiable rate of attendance and comprehension through homework assignments, mastery exercises, student projects, mid-term and/or final examinations.
Valedictorian Certification

Each student cohort on campus will have one individual who excels in examination and participation, and will receive this special recognition. To be considered for class valedictorian, earning you 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 “original signed certificate” after we receive your exam(s) and/or assignments.  These quality certificates are hand-signed by the founder Richard Lee, Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, and Provost Dr. Aseem Sappal.  Online students will be able to print a certificate of completion.

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