Let Us Train Your Team

Retain employees, increase your yields, and build your bottom line with our managed employee training programs

 

Why Should My Employees Be Certified?

Having trained employees with credentials shows you are serious about safety and compliance. Oaksterdam has been on the forefront of legalization and licensing for 25 years. We train the regulators. Let us train for you.

Oaksterdam University credentials are respected industry-wide. Certifying your staff shows the world you care about educating your team, building a credible business, and contributing to a safe and equitable cannabis industry as a whole.

Benefits include

  • Increased sales and profits
  • Work process uniformity
  • Reduced wastage
  • Reduced supervision
  • Increased efficiencies in processes, resulting in financial gain
  • Increased employee motivation, morale, and job satisfaction
  • Increased capacity to adopt new technologies and methods
  • Reduced employee turnover
  • Enhanced company image

We'll Educate Your Employees, So You Can Focus On Your Business

Employee training is frequently tax-deductible!

Whether you’re onboarding new team members or bringing existing staff up to speed, Oaksterdam University offers leading-edge cannabis education with historical context no other school can match. 

Course Types

We have two types of certification courses to accommodate work and personal schedules as well as individual learning preferences.

  • Self-Paced: Get certified by studying where and when you want, no matter how hectic your schedule is. The curriculum includes text, videos, and a library of resources.
  • Fast-Track: Meet LIVE twice a week for 8 weeks. Get knowledge, connections, and certification, in an accelerated environment, to start your career in the exciting world of cannabis.
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Budtender Certification

Once a new customer walks in your door, you need to keep them coming back. The most important element that will set your dispensary apart is customer service. Our Budtending Course will give your employees the knowledge and tools they need to provide accurate and friendly dosing and product information to customers and patients. Just as crucial, it will teach them handling, security and tracking measures that will keep your dispensary safe and compliant. They’ll get career development while you get peace of mind.

Self-Paced – Students can study when and where they want with the self-paced course.

Live – One classes a week for 4 weeks via video conference to learn the most cutting-edge information available in the industry.

Horticulture

If you’re in the growing business, this course offers everything your employees need to know from seed to harvest. We start with the basics of plant anatomy and physiology so they learn the “why” behind the “how.” Then, we cover how to optimize plant health and maximize yields through proper equipment, lighting, ventilation, growing mediums, nutrients, and more. We cover pest and pathogen control so they know exactly what to watch for and how to fix it. Perhaps most importantly, we teach them how to be safe, sanitary, and compliant, so your operation runs smoothly under their watch.

Self-Paced – Students can study when and where they want with the self-paced course.

Live – Two classes a week for 8 weeks via video conference to learn the most cutting-edge information available in the industry.

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Business Of Cannabis

Whether you run a business dedicated to cannabis or an ancillary company that serves clients in the cannabis space, it’s crucial your employees are educated on the industry. This class will teach your team how to manage risk, comply with regulations, and stay competitive in the ever-changing market. We start at the beginning — cannabis history, law, science, safety, and methods of ingestion. We offer an overview of cannabis cultivation, extraction, CBD, and hemp. Then, we take a deep dive into licensing, marketing, supply chain, and financial management, and the impact they have on your business.

Self-Paced – Students can study when and where they want with the self-paced course.

Live – Two classes a week for 8 weeks via video conference to learn the most cutting-edge information available in the industry.

Extraction and Manufacturing

The cannabis manufacturing sector is experiencing meteoric growth as demand for drinks, edibles, and concentrates continues to rise. Our Extraction and Manufacturing Course will give your staff the knowledge they need to perform extractions safely, and understand the wide array of valuable products that use CBD, THC, and terpenes from the plant. Whether you run a lab, supply biomass to the industry, market cannabis products, or operate a dispensary, your team will get a competitive edge in this course.

Self-Paced – Students can study when and where they want with the self-paced course.

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TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

You don’t have to explain very much to students who have gone through Oaksterdam when it comes to cultivation or the business of cannabis.

Oscar Burrola

Owner, Lifted Spirit Collective

We trained three staff members through OU. They definitely went back to the budroom with more confidence and it really showed when they interacted with customers and patients.

Anthony Dillingham

The People’s Remedy