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Frequently Asked Questions

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Find answers to our most frequently asked questions below!

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    A username was created when you originally signed up for CTU.  Please look through your email and see if you can find your original username. Check your spam folder; it could be there.

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    Go to the login page, enter your username or email and press the Reset Password button. A link will be sent to the email that you registered your CTU account to. Hit the link in your email and you will be prompted to reset your password.

  • It says my login and password have expired?

    Your login and password expire when your access time for your certificate program is over. All certification programs can be accessed for 365 days from the date of purchase.

    As a CTU student or graduate, you can re-enroll in the same certificate program at a discounted rate. Email support@theCTU.com for your discount code.

    If you believe that your login and password have incorrectly expired, email support@theCTU.com. Include the date of purchase of your certificate program, and the email address you enrolled with.

  • I have not logged into the website in over a year, and can’t get in?

    Your login and password expire when your access period for your certification program has ended. All certificate programs can be accessed for 365 days from the date of purchase.

    As a CTU student or graduate, you can re-enroll in the same certificate program at a discounted rate. Email support@theCTU.com for your discount code.

    If you believe that your login and password have incorrectly expired, email support@theCTU.com. Include the date of purchase of your certificate program, and the email address you enrolled with.

  • Payment questions?

    Questions about payment?

  • Does Cannabis Training University accept financial aid, grants, or FAFSA?

    Unfortunately, CTU is not able to accept financial aid or grants at this time. We do however offer a payment plan at checkout.

  • What forms of payment are accepted at CTU?

    CTU accepts many forms of payment, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, and debit cards.

  • Do you offer discounts for former CTU students?

    Yes! We offer discounts for Cannabis Training University alumni. Please contact us at support@thectu.com if you are a former student and would like to enroll for further learning.

  • Do you accept the GI Bill?

    No. We are sorry, but CTU is not able to accept the GI Bill.

  • Why are your prices so much lower than other cannabis training schools and 2- or 4-year colleges?

    Cannabis Training University keeps its programs affordable so more people around the world can enjoy and benefits of a CTU cannabis education. We give more for less!

    CTU maintains its rank as the best cannabis college by producing the best cannabis training materials. We keep our marijuana training up to date with the latest cannabis industry news and advancements.

    All of this comes together to make Cannabis Training University the most affordable cannabis college pound-for-pound. But affordable doesn’t mean cheap! We produce more graduates, provide more information and available access time, and our Cannabis Certificates are more accepted by cannabis employers than all other cannabis schools combined.

  • About Our Certifications

    About Our Certifications

  • What certificates do I get with the Master of Cannabis Program?

    With the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program you get all 10 certificates that are offered by CTU. This includes certifications in:

    • Master of Cannabis Certification
    • Indoor Marijuana Growing Certification
    • Outdoor Marijuana Growing Certification
    • Medical Marijuana Certification
    • Marijuana 101 Certification
    • Budtender Certification
    • Cannabis Cooking Certification
    • Cannabis Extraction Certification
    • How to Open a Dispensary Certification
    • How to Open a Cannabis Business Certification
  • What is the difference between required and optional content?

    You must complete the required content to get your cannabis certification. You are responsible for learning all required content, any of which may be covered on the quizzes and final exam. Optional content is extra information that will round out your cannabis education but won’t be covered on the certification exams.

  • What classes are included in the Cannabis Training University Master of Cannabis Certification Program?

    Eight classes are included in the Cannabis Training University Master of Cannabis Certificate Program. The program covers the following subject areas in great detail:

    • Cannabis Basics
    • Cannabis as Medicine
    • Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation
    • How to Grow Cannabis
    • Cannabis Cooking & Extraction Methods
    • Cannabis Careers
    • Cannabis Business
    • Cannabis Laws and Regulations in the US, Canada, and 47 Other Countries Around the World
  • What is included in the Cannabis Training University Cannabis Basics classes?

    The two-hour Cannabis Training University Intro Cannabis Basics class covers basic information about the cannabis plant, its active components, and marijuana products. The full class adds a half hour of detailed content about cannabinoids and terpenes.

  • What is included in the CTU Cannabis as Medicine classes?

    In CTU’s two-hour Intro Cannabis as Medicine class, you’ll learn basic information on how cannabis is used and regulated as medicine.

    In the four-and-a-half-hour Cannabis as Medicine class, you’ll learn about cannabis medical research, qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, cannabis products, and cannabis administration methods from some of the world’s leading cannabis doctors. The class has 5 lessons that explore all aspects of medical marijuana. When you complete this class, you’ll be able to explain how cannabis can be used as a medicine to treat a variety of conditions.

  • What is included in the Cannabis Careers classes?

    Developed by experienced human resource managers who hire employees at real cannabis businesses, CTU’s one-hour Intro Cannabis Careers class describes the jobs, responsibilities, education requirements, expected salaries, opportunities for advancement, and required skills for the primary jobs in the cultivation, manufacturing, and retail sectors of the cannabis industry.

    Cannabis Training University’s three-hour, six-lesson, full Cannabis Careers class will give you all that plus the basic skills you need to land a marijuana job and information on ancillary careers. When you complete this class, you’ll be ready to get started on a lucrative cannabis career.

    The Pro Careers classes—Cannabis Cultivation Careers, Cannabis Cooking Careers, Cannabis Extraction Careers, and Cannabis Dispensary and Budtender Careers—provide both basic cannabis-industry job skills training and in-depth descriptions of careers that are available in the industry sector.

  • What is included in the Cannabis Businesses classes?

    The Cannabis Training University five-hour Cannabis Business class was developed by successful cannabis industry entrepreneurs. It provides students with detailed information about starting a cannabis cultivation, cannabis manufacturing, or cannabis retail business. It also describes several ancillary cannabis businesses. When you finish this six-lesson class, you’ll be able to start the process of opening a cannabis business!

    The Pro Business classes—Cannabis Cultivation Businesses, Cannabis Cooking Businesses, Cannabis Extraction Businesses, and Cannabis Dispensary Businesses—provide both basic cannabis-industry business development skills and in-depth descriptions of how to set up and operate a relevant business.

  • What is included in the Cannabis Laws and Regulations classes?

    In Cannabis Training University’s three-hour Cannabis Laws and Regulations class, you’ll learn about past and present cannabis laws in the United States, Canada, and several countries around the world, including specific regulations in each US and Canadian state, province, and territory. This three-lesson class was developed by top cannabis-industry lawyers and is updated frequently to provide the most current marijuana law information available. 

    In CTU’s one-hour Intro Cannabis Laws and Regulations class, you’ll learn about current federal cannabis regulations as well as detailed regulations in all United States and Canadian states, provinces, and territories.

  • What is included in the Cannabis Cooking and Extraction Methods classes?

    The Cannabis Training University nine-hour Cannabis Cooking and Extraction Methods class was developed for aspiring marijuana cooks and extraction technicians by professional cannabis chefs and marijuana extraction technicians. This six-lesson class will teach you everything you need to know to extract the essential oils from marijuana plants and create cannabis products. When you finish this class, you’ll be able to turn unprocessed cannabis plants into usable cannabis products.

    In CTU’s two-hour, five-lesson Intro Cannabis Cooking and Extraction Methods class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start cooking with cannabis at home. The class also explores basic methods for making bubble hash, marijuana tinctures, and cannabis-infused oils.

    CTU’s 5-hour, 5-lesson Cannabis Cooking Methods class provides all of the advanced cooking training with the extraction training removed. CTU’s 6-hour, 5-lesson Cannabis Extraction Methods class provides all of the advanced extraction training with the cooking training removed.

  • What is included in the Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation class?

    Before you start growing cannabis at home, you’ll need to make decisions about everything from what strain to plant to where you’ll plant it. Our full seven-hour Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation class was developed by master growers. The three easy lessons are designed to walk cannabis growers through every step of the planning process, from making decisions about your garden to setting it up. When you finish this class, you’ll be able to set up a home or commercial cannabis garden space that is perfect for your individual needs.

    Deciding on the right grow setup can be confusing for new marijuana growers. In CTU’s three-hour Intro Fundamentals of Cannabis Cultivation class, you’ll learn just what you need to know (and no more) to set up your first indoor marijuana soil grow.

  • What is included in the How to Grow Cannabis class?

    In Cannabis Training University’s eight-hour How to Grow Cannabis class, our Master Growers guide you through every stage of the cannabis cultivation process, giving you advice about all possible choices, every step of the way. The four easy lessons provide step-by-step instructions on every task that’s required to grow weed. When you complete this class, you’ll be able to grow your own marijuana plants from seed to harvest.

    With so many options available, growing cannabis can be confusing for newbies. In CTU’s 2.5-hour Intro How to Grow Cannabis class, you’ll learn just what you need to know (and no more) to get through your first indoor soil grow.

  • Is this for only Colorado cannabis laws?

    No! CTU’s programs have updated marijuana laws and regulations for every US state and Canadian province and territory, plus many other countries around the world!

  • What states do you have updated marijuana laws for?

    All of them!

    CTU is the only marijuana college with updated marijuana laws for every US state, all Canadian provinces/territories, and 47 other countries around the world. We are the only marijuana university with a team of cannabis lawyers who write and regularly update our cannabis laws and regulations, so our students stay up to date with the latest marijuana laws everywhere around the world.

    If you sign up for CTU and the cannabis laws for your country are not yet included in the program, please let us know. We will make sure the marijuana laws for your country are up-to-date and made available to you!

  • What sets Cannabis Training University apart from other cannabis schools?

    With so many online cannabis training programs to choose from, it’s hard to decide which one is right for you! Cannabis Training University sets itself apart in many ways:

    • We were the first. Opened in 2009, Cannabis Training University was the first online cannabis school in the world. That means that for more than a decade, we’ve been developing content and building relationships with the most solid, knowledgeable experts in the cannabis industry.
    • We care about academics. Lots of online marijuana schools exist only to sell certificates. At CTU, our focus is on teaching our students what they need to know to succeed in the cannabis industry instead. That means more content and harder tests, but also graduates with proven skills.
    • We’re the most affordable academic marijuana program. Most online cannabis schools charge the highest price they can get away with. Others are diploma mills, charging a low price for sub-standard content that will gain you a certification but no skills. At CTU, we believe that all students are entitled to affordable, high-quality cannabis education. Because of this, we offer cannabis classes with a wide range of prices, and also offer a payment plan. We do what it takes to make cannabis education affordable for all.
  • Can I still enroll if I am not interested in a marijuana job or cannabis certifications?

    Of course! Home-based cannabis consumers who are new to growing, cooking, and medicating with marijuana may want to start with our Marijuana 101 Certificate Program. Our Master of Cannabis Certificate Program is ideal for those with more experience who want to learn advanced techniques.

  • Will this teach me how to grow marijuana at my house?

    Yes! The Master of Cannabis Certification, includes certifications in Indoor Marijuana Growing and Outdoor Marijuana Growing.  You will have access to dozens of hours of required and optional cultivation training, the most offered anywhere online. Our Marijuana 101 Certification also provides basic marijuana cultivation training, streamlined for the first-time grower, with optional advanced content available for more ambitious students. All of this is included when you enroll in the Master of Cannabis Certification Program!

  • Does the CTU Master of Cannabis Certificate Program cover hemp CBD and hemp CBD laws?

    Yes! Cannabis Training University’s courses all provide information about hemp and CBD in addition to marijuana.

  • Does CTU teach about CBD oil?

    Yes! The Master of Cannabis Certificate Program covers several CBD products, including CBD oil and other CBD-infused products.

    Specifically, the Cannabis Cooking and Extraction Methods classes teach students processes and techniques that can be used to infuse oil with hemp CBD, marijuana, or a combination.

  • Are there class schedules and homework assignments at Cannabis Training University?

    There is no homework! There are knowledge checks and exercises to test your understanding of the material. But you will not have to turn in any homework!

    There is no schedule! During your access period, you can learn at the most convenient time, at your own pace, anywhere in the world that has internet access!

  • What is the format of the cannabis quizzes and certification exams?

    The questions in Cannabis Training University’s quizzes and certification exams are all true/false and multiple choice. Although you can take CTU quizzes and exams as many times as you want, the questions change every time you take them. This ensures that our students are learning the material, not just memorizing answers. That said, quiz questions are practical and straightforward, covering only the most relevant topics with no trick questions! Any student who studies the material should be able to pass the test and earn a well-deserved, meaningful certification. CTU has a 99% passing rate!

  • Will I learn how to get a job in the marijuana industry?

    Yes! The Master of Cannabis Certificate Program includes an entire lesson on job requirements, salaries, and advancement opportunities for the primary cannabis industry sectors. You will also learn how to get a job in the marijuana industry, including cannabis job hunting, marijuana resumes, cover letter, interview techniques, and work requirements in every US state and Canadian province. Additionally, you will learn about popular ancillary cannabis professions.

  • Do you offer dispensary training courses?

    Yes! The How to Open a Dispensary Certification (included in the Master of Cannabis Program) has several courses that will teach you everything you need to know about opening, managing, and working at a cannabis dispensary or hemp retail store.

  • Do you offer Budtender training?

    Yes! Our Cannabis Budtender Certificate (included in the Master of Cannabis Program) teaches you everything you need to know about budtending, including how to get a budtending job! You will learn the origins of the marijuna plant, indica, sativa, and hybrid strain effects, how to read cannabis product labels, and how to guide customers shopping for THC and CBD products that fit their medical and recreational needs. You will also learn how to write your budtending resume, your budtending cover letter, and how to translate other skills you may already have into your getting your dream job as a budtender.

  • I have no experience with cannabis. Will this be too hard for me?

    Not at all! In the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program, you will receive both introductory and advanced information. Included in the Master of Cannabis Program are the Marijuana 101  and the Cannabis Budtender certifications, that are designed especially for students like you who are new to marijuana. You will receive the basics on medicating with cannabis and information on medical and recreational programs in the US and Canada. You will also receive a rundown of the primary cannabis careers, and simple instructions for growing and processing cannabis for the very first time as well as how to apply for (and get) entry level cannabis jobs!

  • Do you teach all the updated medical marijuana laws and recreational marijuana laws for each US state?

    Yes, Cannabis Training University is the ONLY cannabis college that has updated marijuana laws for all US states, Canadian provinces and territories, and 47 other countries around the world. CTU is also the only marijuana school with a cannabis attorney on staff who updates these laws regularly.

  • Are there quizzes and tests?

    Yes.  But don’t worry—our students have a 99% pass rate!

    You can take the test as many times as you need to pass. There is no limit on the number of times you can take the cannabis quizzes and test along the way.
    We actually hear from our students that the quizzes and tests help them understand the material even better!

  • How long do I have access to the training?

    You have 365 days to complete the Master of Cannabis Program at your own pace.

    Discounted extensions are available if you need more time! And from the day you sign up until your access time ends, you have unlimited logins and access to the cannabis videos and e-books as often as you would like.

  • How long does it take to complete the Master of Cannabis Program at CTU?

    Some students take as little as 7 days to earn all of their certificates in the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program. Most CTU students take a few months. Ultimately, it's up to you. There are no set class times and no homework deadlines at CTU.

    The CTU the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program has 42 hours of required coursework, including reading assignments from 8 e-books by Ed Rosenthal. In addition to assignments, the e-books provide well over 175 additional hours of optional training time, including 72 downloadable resources that are yours to keep.

    As a student, you can take your time and read all that we provide at a pace that is comfortable for your lifestyle. You can put in several hours per day to finish everything in a week or two if you are in a hurry. Alternatively, you can space out the material over a few months, as most CTU students do.

  • If I finish the program early, can I still log in after that for review?

    Yes! If you pass the exams and finish before your time is up, you can still log in and go back and review the materials as often as you want until your access time runs out. You have 365 days to access the entire program, the 8 e-books by Ed Rosenthal, and download resources.

  • Does Cannabis Training University have open enrollment?

    Yes, anyone 18+ can sign up for cannabis training at CTU and everyone is accepted! We have a 99% passing rate on our exams. If you want to take advantage of a sale price but aren’t ready to get started yet, you can sign up during the sale and then come back and log in later during your enrollment period. No GED is needed! No high school diploma is needed! Anyone 18 years and older can enroll from anywhere in the world!

  • With my Marijuna 101 Certification, will I be qualified for any cannabis jobs?

    Yes! Your Marijuana 101 Certification shows employers that you have the basic cannabis skills necessary for entry level marijuana grow jobs, cannabis extraction jobs, cannabis manufacturing, and cannabis sales jobs.

    You will also have the skills to:

    • Start a Marijuana Home Grow
    • Become a Medical Cannabis Patient
    • Become a Medical Cannabis Caregiver
    • Cook with Marijuana
    • Make Concentrates and Extractions
    • Get a job in the Marijuana/CBD industry
  • With my certification in How to Open a Cannabis Business, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    Once you earn your certification in How to Open a Cannabis Business you will be qualified for these cannabis industry jobs:

    • Cannabis Business Consultant
    • Cannabis Content Creator
    • Cannabis Business Operations in Growing, Extractions, and Sales
    • Cannabis/CBD Brand Strategist
    • Cannabis/CBD White Labeling
    • Cannabis Business Owner
  • With my Indoor Marijuna Growing and Outdoor Marijuna Growing Certifications, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    Your certifications in Outdoor Marijuana Growing and Indoor Marijuana Growing will train you for these cannabis grow jobs:

    • Marijuana Assistant Grower (indoor/outdoor)
    • Marijuana Head Grower (indoor/outdoor)
    • Marijuana Harvester
    • Marijuana Trimmer
    • Marijuana Packager
    • Cannabis Caregiver
  • With my Cannabis Cooking Certification, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    With your Cannabis Cooking Certification you will be qualified for these jobs:

    • Cooking with Cannabis
    • Making Cannabis Products
    • Making CBD Products
    • Cannabis Production Manager
    • Cannabis Kitchen manager
    • Cannabis Chef
  • With my Cannabis Extraction Certification, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    With your Cannabis Extraction Certification you will be qualified for these cannabis industry jobs:

    • Extraction Technician
    • Cannabis/Hemp Chemist
    • Cannabis/CBD Packager
    • Extraction Lab Manager
    • Cannabis/CBD Production Manager
    • Extraction Facility Owner
  • With my certification in How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    When you earn your certification in How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary you will have the skills to become a:

    • Cannabis Dispensary Manager
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Manager
    • CBD/Hemp Manager
    • Cannabis Dispensary Owner
    • CBD/Hemp Shop Owner
    • Cannabis Dispensary Hiring Manager
  • With my Cannabis Budtender Certification, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    After you earn your certification in Cannabis Budtending you will be qualified for these jobs:

    • Recreational Marijuana Budtender
    • Medical Cannabis Budtender
    • Medical/Recreational Dispensary Agent
    • Cannabis Compassionate Care Assistant
    • CBD Salesperson
    • CBD Shop Associate
  • With my Medical Marijuna Certification, what cannabis jobs will I be qualified for?

    After you earn your Medical Marijuana Certification you will be qualified for these jobs:

    • Cannabis Caregiver
    • Cannabis Medical Personal
    • Medical Cannabis Consultant
    • CBD Consultant
    • Cannabis Patient Advocate
    • Marijuana/CBD Content Creator
  • With my Master of Cannabis Certification, what cannabis carerrs will I be qualified for?

    You will have the skills and training for just about any job in the marijuana industry with your Master of Cannabis Certification. Adding this certification to your resume sets yourself a part from other job applications, and shows employers that you are serious about all aspects of the cannabis industry. Take your cannabis career in any of the following directions:

    • Cannabis Budtender Job
    • CBD/Hemp Shop Job
    • Cannabis Dispensary Manager
    • CBD/Hemp Shop Manager
    • Open a Recreational Cannabis Dispensary
    • Open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Open a CBD/Hemp Shop
    • Bud Trimmer Job
    • Marijuana Harvester
    • Grow Marijuana Indoors
    • Grow Marijuana Outdoors
    • Become a Master Grower
    • Become an Extraction Technician
    • Extraction Lab Manager
    • Cannabis/CBD Production Manager
    • Extraction Facility Owner
    • Make Edibles
    • Make Concentrates
    • Manufacture Cannabis Products
    • Cannabis Caregiver
    • Cannabis Content Creator
    • Cannabis Consultant
    • Cannabis Advocate
    • Ancillary Cannabis Careers
  • General Questions

    General Questions

  • What are CTU’s admission requirements?

    Anyone 18+ can enroll for cannabis training at CTU. No experience is needed. There are no prerequisites or education requirements. The only requirement is an internet connection. You can view Cannabis Training University’s courses on any device, including cell phones, laptops, desktops, and tablets. Anyone 18 years of age and older can enroll at CTU no matter what state or country you live in! No GED or high school diploma is needed!

  • What is included in my enrollment at Cannabis Training University?

    When you sign up for cannabis college at Cannabis Training University, you get access to the best marijuana courses ever offered online. You can log in from any device at any time and learn at your own pace. Anyone 18+ can enroll in CTU from anywhere in the world. No prior experience or education is needed.

    Cannabis Training University is the most accepted and recognized online cannabis college in the industry. Anyone interested in a cannabis career, starting a cannabis business, or learning about marijuana for any other reason will benefit from our amazingly in-depth and highest-rated online cannabis training programs. We’ve been adding new and updated content to our marijuana college for over a decade. Our team of experts covers all facets of the exciting and booming cannabis industry.

    Don’t just take our word for it. See the difference for yourself.

  • How do I get started?

    It's easy to get started at CTU. Anyone 18+ can enroll . There is no application. You don’t need a bachelor’s degree or high school diploma. You can log in whenever it is convenient for you, anytime during your enrollment period. Sign up today for an education from the best marijuana school for all your cannabis training needs!

    To start your education at Cannabis Training University, please go to our enroll page.

  • How old do I have to be to sign up?

    Anyone 18+ can enroll for cannabis training at CTU. No experience is needed. The only thing you need is an internet connection to view the content. You can view Cannabis Training University’s certificate programs on any device, including cell phones, laptops, desktops, and tablets.

  • Is Cannabis Training University accredited?

    Cannabis Training University is not currently an accredited school. However, our trusted cannabis training is produced by top Master's of Cannabis, and our certificates are accepted by many cannabis companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments throughout the world.

  • Do I need a GED to sign up?

    Anyone over 18 years of age can enroll from anywhere in the world. No prior education is required. No GED is required. No Bachelor’s degree is required. No industry experience or knowledge is required to enroll at CTU.

  • Do I need to live in a legal marijuana state or country to sign up at CTU?

    No! It doesn't matter where you live. Our cannabis programs are 100% legal to enroll in, regardless of your state or country. You can live anywhere in the world and enroll at Cannabis Training University. Anyone can enroll from any state and any country in the world. Our marijuana certifications are available for anyone 18 and older, anywhere, anytime!

  • Do the certificates expire?

    No, the certificates from CTU do not expire, although some alumni like to take a periodic refresher to stay up-to-date with the latest new content.

    Your access to the CTU program does expire. However, you can renew your enrollment at a discounted alumni rate for additional access. To do so, please contact us at support@thectu.com.

  • What makes Cannabis Training University better than the other cannabis colleges?

    CTU was the first online cannabis college. CTU was established way back in 2009! We have over a decade of experience building cannabis training programs that are unmatched by other marijuana schools.  Because we are constantly working to update our material to reflect new regulations and advancements, your access will always include the most up-to-date information and latest marijuana laws. CTU invests in the quality of our cannabis programs, producing original content instead of selling you slides with information copied directly from books like other marijuana schools. We are the only cannabis training provider that shoots on-location, how-to, marijuana videos with expert-led instruction.

    CTU is very affordable when compared to prices at 2- and 4-year colleges. Our course content is light years ahead of all other online cannabis schools. At CTU, you can get access to more information for only a fraction of the cost. Compared to other online institutions, we offer more time to study, more marijuana information to learn, and more expertise!

    The Cannabis Training University Master of Cannabis Certificate Program comes with access to 6 e-books by Ed Rosenthal, the “Guru of Ganja” himself. This collection of e-books are worth over $150 on their own. CTU provides access to them, free of charge, for the duration of your enrollment in our Master of Cannabis Certificate Program! Our other cannabis certification programs also provide access to some of Ed Rosenthal’s books.

    Some online cannabis colleges require students to pay an additional amount for exam attempts if they don’t pass on the first try. CTU allows each student unlimited quiz and exam attempts at no additional charge. This is a big factor in our 99% passing rate—students can continue studying and re-taking the exam until they pass!

    Marijuana universities are not all the same. Only one marijuana school is on top of all the rest in every category, and that’s Cannabis Training University (CTU)!

  • Where are the cannabis college locations for Cannabis Training University?

    Cannabis Training University is an online marijuana school. All classes are taught on your phone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. Our curriculum is 100% legal for anyone 18+ to take regardless of location. You can sign up and learn from any computer, any device, anywhere in the world!

  • Do you have hands-on classes?

    CTU is not a hands-on school. All classes are online and can be taken from any device, anywhere in the world, 365 days a year! With CTU, there is no need for you to travel to a location and learn at a scheduled time in a classroom setting. CTU gives ten times the amount of information you would learn at a sit-down cannabis college, for a fraction of the price. That said, CTU does give you the option to try out hands-on application of what you learn right in your own home with detailed written and video instruction. We also provide downloadable resources that you can use to refresh your memory down the road! CTU is the best marijuana college. Our top-rated college conveniently offers all classes online. To learn more, please go to our enroll page.

  • Is this a real school? Is Cannabis Training University legit?

    Yes! Cannabis Training University is legit! Our cannabis programs are 100% legal to enroll in, regardless of your state or country. Anyone can enroll from any state and any country in the world. Our marijuana certifications are available for anyone 18 and older, anywhere, anytime!

    We are the world's leading online cannabis training provider. CTU has been in business since 2009 and was the first online cannabis college—years before all the rest! We have many thousands of alumni from all over the world.

    CTU has more than 1.3 million Facebook followers, 4 million YouTube views, 65,000 Instagram followers, 100,000 Twitter followers, 20,000 LinkedIn followers, and the largest cannabis industry Pinterest page in the world! Our cannabis instructors are the best in the industry, including the “Guru of Ganja” himself, Mr. Ed Rosenthal—the world’s best author on how to grow marijuana and marijuana extraction techniques!

  • Are there any Cannabis Training University reviews I can see?

    Yes! To see Cannabis Training University reviews from CTU graduates, please click here.

    You can also hear what celebrities including Tommy Chong, Redman, Keven O’Leary, BReal, Montel Williams, Tom Arnold, Damon John, and Ed Rosenthal, have to say about CTU here.

  • Do you have any Cannabis Training University testimonials from current or past students?

    Yes. We have lots of CTU testimonials from satisfied students! For Cannabis Training University testimonials, please click this link.

  • I own a cannabis business and would like to train and certify several of my marijuana industry employees. Do you have a Cannabis Business Training program for cannabis businesses?

    Yes, we sure do! To sign up members of your cannabis business for our Cannabis Professional Certificate Programs, please visit this link.

    Cannabis Training University has trained the most cannabis business employees of any cannabis college in the world. Each month, more and more cannabis businesses sign up to get their employees CTU trained and certified.

    A certification from CTU shows your customers and business associates that your cannabis organization was properly trained on all facets of the cannabis industry by the leading cannabis training school. Your cannabis business will be proud to display its CTU Cannabis Business Training Certification for everyone to see!

    If you own a cannabis business and would like more information about our Cannabis Business Training Program, please email us at support@thectu.com or request more information on the page for Businesses to speak to one of our enrollment advisors.

  • Do you update your marijuana training program on a regular basis?

    Yes, Cannabis Training University is the only cannabis college that updates its cannabis laws and regulations regularly. We also shoot and produce new cannabis training information frequently so you can receive up-to-date marijuana video training.

  • Does Cannabis Training University have social media pages I can follow?

    Cannabis Training University is by far the leading cannabis college when it comes to having the best cannabis social media accounts.

    Please show your support and follow CTU on our social media pages. We would appreciate it very much!

  • I signed up for Cannabis Training University a few years ago. Can I have access to all the new content please?

    After your access to a CTU training program has expired, you can renew your enrollment at a discounted alumni rate for additional access. To do so, please contact us at support@thectu.com and we will get back to you shortly.

  • How do I sign up?

    It’s easy to sign up for Cannabis Training University Certificate Programs! Just click Enroll to get started.

  • Do you have a store with merchandise where I can buy CTU apparel?

    Yes! Go to Cannabis Training University’s Online Store to check out our custom apparel and gifts.

  • Who are the Cannabis Training University teachers and faculty?

    Our subject matter experts all have extensive experience as leaders in the cannabis industry. Our content developers combine cannabis industry knowledge with teaching, video production, and writing experience. Check out our Faculty page for more information.

  • I live outside the United States. Are CTU certifications well-known in other countries as well?

    Cannabis Training University certifications are often accepted in many countries around the world. We provide marijuana laws and regulations for 60 countries, including the United States and Canada. As we continue to grow each year, our certifications are becoming more and more recognized and accepted.

  • My state is not a medical or recreational state. Can I still sign up? Will CTU benefit me?

    Residents of every US state can enroll in Cannabis Training University Certificate Programs, whether or not their state has a legal cannabis program. Our programs provide information on the marijuana laws in all 50 US states, even those that do not have legal access to marijuana.

    CTU certifications are usually accepted in every US state that has a marijuana program. They are also accepted in Canada and in many other countries around the world. Alumni who live in states where cannabis is prohibited often get jobs in the federally legal hemp or CBD industry or move to a state with legal cannabis jobs.

  • About Life As A CTU Graduate

    About Life As A CTU Graduate

  • What can I do with the certifications from CTU?

    There are many types of cannabis jobs available in the booming marijuana industry. To begin a 420 career and learn about some of the most popular marijuana jobs, please check out this article.

    Here’s an article about cannabis job salaries to help you decide where to start your career.

  • What jobs can I get after I graduate?

    You will be trained for any job in the cannabis industry. This includes jobs on a marijuana or hemp farm, in a cannabis dispensary, a CBD/Hemp shop, an extraction facility, an edibles kitchen, and much more! Having CTU on your resume helps you stand out from the competition.

    Cannabis Training University is accepted by many cannabis businesses throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world.  We are the leading online marijuana school and have been in business since 2009, well before any other online cannabis training provider.

  • Do employers recognize this cannabis college?

    Yes. Cannabis Training University is accepted by cannabis businesses throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world. We are the leading online marijuana school and have been in business since 2009, well before any other online cannabis training provider.

  • Can you help me get a cannabis job after graduating?

    Yes! Our programs help students navigate how to find a job in the industry through online resources, job platforms, and networking. CTU also teaches you how to write a cannabis resume and cover letter, so that you stand out from the competition. We even provide downloadable cover letters and resume templates that are tailored to the cannabis industry!

    CTU’s certifications are widely accepted by thousands of cannabis businesses. Many consider CTU to be the only legitimate provider of a complete cannabis education. Business owners know that CTU prepares students to enter the booming cannabis industry.

  • What types of cannabis jobs can I apply for after graduating from Cannabis Training University?

    A CTU certification will improve your chances of landing just about any job in the cannabis industry. Many types of cannabis jobs are available. To learn about some of the most popular cannabis jobs, check out this article.

  • After I graduate can I legally grow cannabis or start a business guaranteed?
    After you graduate from the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program you will have the training and skills to grow cannabis or start a cannabis business anywhere it is legal. Although a cannabis job is not guaranteed, CTU certifications are widely accepted in cannabis businesses around the world.

    After graduating from the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program, many CTU students go on to do the following:
    • Budtender in a dispensary
    • Cannabis trimmer (Bud Trimmer)
    • Open a dispensary
    • Start a cannabis business
    • Become a medical cannabis caregiver
    • Become a commercial marijuana grower (Cannabis Grower)
    • Start an indoor marijuna grow
    • Strat an outdoor marijuna grow
    • Open a cannabis edibles business
    • Start a CBD business
    • Begin a medical marijuana career
    • Start an extraction technician career
    • Begin other ancillary cannabis careers such as: cannabis marketing, cannabis web design, cannabis attorney, cannabis doctor, cannabis security, cannabis insurance agent, cannabis packaging, cannabis credit card processing, cannabis writer, cannabis advertising, cannabis chef, cannabis social media account specialist, cannabis consultant, and cannabis accounting.
  • How do I get my certificate after I pass the final exam?
    After passing the final exam and completing the survey in the Master of Cannabis Program you will
    receive an email with all 10 of your CTU certificates. You can also print out your certificates from the Certificate Download link in your course outline. You can proudly display your CTU certificates at your home or office and let the world know you or your marijuana business have been CTU certified.

    In addition, cannabis businesses that sign up for training can proudly display their employee’s CTU certifications at their place of business. This gives customers comfort and assurance that their staff has been properly trained on all areas of the cannabis industry.
  • What is the average salary for each type of cannabis job?
    Salaries vary greatly across different 420 careers. The salaries for cannabis jobs differ based on the location of the cannabis jobs, the experience of the marijuana job seeker, and the size of the hiring company. Cannabis careers are extremely sought after, and the cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide. Recent projections have the legal cannabis industry on pace to be a $40 billion industry by 2025. For more information about potential salaries for specific cannabis positions, click here. You will learn more about average cannabis salaries for several industry jobs in the Cannabis Careers class.
  • Can a felon work in the cannabis industry?

    Felony convictions and cannabis industry employment depend on many factors, such as when the conviction occurred, if the charge was drug related, the state it occurred in, and various other circumstances. Enroll in the CTU Master of Cannabis Certificate Program to learn about work permit requirements for cannabis industry jobs in every part of the United States and Canada. You can also contact a local attorney for information about your specific case.

  • Are CTU certifications accepted in Canada?

    Yes! Canadian marijuana businesses are happy to hire students who are trained at CTU, which teaches both Canadian federal cannabis laws and province-specific refinements. In fact, some of our recruiting partners work exclusively with Canadian businesses.

  • Will I learn how to open a dispensary?

    Yes! As part of enrolling in the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program, your will earn your certification in How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary. The How to Open a Cannabis Dispensary Certification teaches you everything you need to know about opening, managing, and working at a medical cannabis dispensary, a recreational cannabis dispensary, and a Hemp/CBD shop.

  • Will I learn how to start a marijuana business?

    Yes! Included in our Master of Cannabis Program, you will earn your certificate in How to Open a Cannabis Business, where you will learn everything you need to know about opening, managing, and working at any type of marijuana business. This includes, how to open a marijuana grow facility, how to open a marijuana extraction facility, how to open a recreational marijuana dispensary, and how to open a Hemp/CBD shop.

  • Is a Cannabis Training University certification recognized in the cannabis industry by cannabis employers?

    Yes! As the longest-operating online marijuana school, most cannabis business owners have heard of Cannabis Training University and are happy to hire our graduates.

  • Financial Questions

    Financial Questions

  • Do I have to pay extra if I fail the exams?

    No! Cannabis Training University does not charge for quiz or exam retakes. You can take the quizzes and exams as many times as you need to pass. We have a 99% passing rate, since each student has free access to unlimited attempts!

  • Does Cannabis Training University accept financial aid, grants, or FAFSA?

    Unfortunately, CTU is not able to accept financial aid or grants at this time. We do however offer a payment plan at checkout.

  • Do you offer discounts to former CTU students?

    Yes! We offer discounts for Cannabis Training University alumni. Please contact us at support@thectu.com if you are a former student and would like to enroll for further learning.

  • Do you accept the GI Bill?

    No. Sorry, but CTU is not able to accept the GI Bill.

  • Why are your prices so much lower than other cannabis training schools and 2- or 4-year colleges?

    Cannabis Training University keeps its programs affordable so more people around the world can enjoy and benefit from a cannabis education. We give more for less! CTU maintains its rank as the best cannabis college by producing the best cannabis training materials and keeping them up to date with the latest cannabis industry news and advancements. Cannabis Training University is the most affordable cannabis college pound-for-pound. We produce more graduates, provide more information and access time, and our cannabis certificates are accepted by more cannabis employers than all other cannabis schools combined.

  • Does the price for the Master of Cannabis Program cover just one certificate in the curriculum or does it cover all of the certificates?

    The price of the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program covers all 10 of the certificate programs. There is a total of 42 hours of required cannabis training. The course also provides access to 8 Ed Rosenthal e-books and other optional content. In total, of the Master of Cannabis Certificate Program provides more than 300 hours of optional industry training! Act now and get all of the classes and cannabis certifications for only one low price!

    Sign up soon before prices go up!

  • Does Cannabis Training University offer refunds?

    Yes! Students who register for a training course occasionally change their minds. Regardless of their reason, we have a refund policy for students who decide not to take the course. Refunds for online courses are given if both of the following criteria are met:

    • The student/user did not access any portion of the online course.
    • The student/user requested a refund, in writing via email, within 48 hours of the date they were sent email notification of their registration.

    If the criteria are met, a full refund will be issued (minus an administrative fee of $30). There will be no refunds for any online courses (or curricula) if the course has been accessed by the student in any way.

  • What forms of payment does Cannabis Training University accept?

    CTU accepts many forms of payment, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, and debit cards.

  • What currencies can I pay with?

    The marijuana training programs at Cannabis Training University can be paid for with many different currencies. The currencies are converted into USD after sign-up but will show on your bank statement in the currency you used to pay.

  • How soon after I pay can I begin my CTU course?

    You can begin your course as soon as you register for the course and your payment clears. You will receive an email from CTU with information about logging in.

  • Are the Cannabis Training University prices in USD or CAD?

    The price on the website is in USD. When you add a course to the shopping cart, the price converts to the currency that is used in your location. For example, USD is converted to CAD if you sign up from Canada. You can sign up at CTU no matter where you live and what currency you use.

  • Technical Help

    Technical Help

  • How do I know how much time I have remaining in my account?

    From your CTU course, you can click the Course Dashboard link at the bottom of the left sidebar to access your Enrollment Timer. Your Enrollment Timer tells you exactly how much time you have remaining in your account.

    CTU will also send you an email when your course access time is running out. The email will give you an option to add time to your enrollment.

  • How do I reset my CTU password?

    If you have forgotten your Cannabis Training University password please visit this page.

  • Do the cannabis videos have closed captions/subtitles?

    Yes! All of our cannabis training videos have closed captioning for the hearing impaired. To access closed captioning, please press the CC near the play button on the video.

  • Do your cannabis classes work on my cell phone/mobile phone? Does it work on both Apple and Android devices?

    Yes! Cannabis Training University is viewable on all devices, including mobile phones, laptops, desktops, and tablets. They work on both MacOS (Apple) and Android devices.

  • What are the system requirements for CTU certification programs?

    Internet Connection: 

    • Access to a computer, tablet, or mobile phone with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    Operating System (minimum):

    • Windows 10
    • Android 4.1
    • Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan)
    • iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, and iPod touch 6th generation with iOS 10.3 and above

    Minimum Web Browser:

    • Windows  – Firefox: 78.0; Chrome: 83.0; Microsoft Edge: 83.0
    • Android – Firefox: 56.0; Chrome: 83.0; Microsoft Edge: 83.0
    • Mac PC – Firefox: 61.0.1; Chrome: 83.0
    • Mac Mobile – Firefox for iOS v19.0; Chrome: 83.0

    Processor:

    • Intel i3 or equivalent; 2GHz or higher

    Memory:

    • 4 GB of RAM or higher

    Hard Drive Space:

    • 2 GB free disk space

    Plug-ins:

    Audio Specifications:

    • A sound card and audio output device (speakers or headphones)
  • How can I reach Cannabis Training University support?

    Whether you are a prospective CTU student or a current CTU student and need assistance with any matter at all, we’re here to help! Please email support@thectu.com and one of our staff will get back with you within 24 hours.

    You can also reach CTU using the chat on our website or by phone at 844-484-3288.

  • What is the Cannabis Training University phone number?

    To reach one of our support agents by phone please call 844-484-3288. Staff is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm ET.

  • How can I set up a one-on-one phone call with an enrollment advisor on your calendar?

    To choose a time for a scheduled one on one call with one of our CTU enrollment advisors please click here.

  • About Our Site

    About Our Site

  • Does Cannabis Training University have a cannabis blog?

    Yes! CTU puts a lot of effort into developing and frequently updating an engaging and informative marijuana blog. We hope you tune in to get your daily fix of marijuana news and cannabis events. Check out the Cannabis Training University weed blog today!

  • Does Cannabis Training University have a newsletter I can subscribe to?

    We sure do! We update our marijuana newsletter daily to give you the best and most up-to-date cannabis news and education. Subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email above the subscribe button in the footer here.

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