A2LA PFC Registration

PFC_VP_A2LA_Announcement_Graphic.jpgPatient Focused Certification (PFC) and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) will be hosting a PFC Verified Professional (PFCVP) training, July 11 - 15 at A2LA headquarters in Frederick, MD.  This weeklong set of courses will provide a professional credential for individuals working in the cannabis industry as well as an opportunity to receive ISO/IEC 17025 training at this event.

The PFCVP standards represent the consensus of the world’s leading experts on cannabis, hemp and botanical product regulations. Having met strict criteria established by the PFC program, individuals can use PFCVP to prove they have mastered core industry standards, state laws and regulations, and product safety protocols. PFCVP ensures you and/or employer, that you have the skills, expertise and training necessary to meet regulatory requirements. Individuals who successfully complete the PFCVP will also complete the 100 Level of the PFC Auditors Training Program.

This course is a comprehensive look at the Patient Focused Certification program and the foundation of its standards; the American Herbal Products Association's best practices guidelines for cannabis operators and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph. In this course, you will receive a detailed review of the PFC process and you will also gain critical insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international standard. This course is designed to familiarize trainees with audit protocols, checklists and documentation audits. This in-person course will be taught using a combination of lecture and hands on exercises.


  • Enhance professional credibility
  • Become expert on AHPA and AHP Guidelines
  • Show patients, health practitioners and regulators your investment in the well being of your patients and/consumers
  • Increase on the job confidence
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on industry best practices

Who should attend this training: Regulators, people interested in becoming auditors, companies applying for PFC certification needing to satisfy training requirements, cannabis business professionals, and businesses applying for state licenses.


PFC certification programs are recognized by governments, healthcare professionals and cannabis industry professionals from around the country. PFC is the nation’s only certification program for the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) guidelines and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) cannabis monograph. As a leader in medical cannabis education since 2002, PFC staff have trained hundreds of thousands of medical cannabis providers, patients, caregivers and practitioners.

PFC currently holds the first government-issued educational permit from the District of Columbia to provide the required staff trainings for the District’s legal medical cannabis providers.  Additionally, PFC has been awarded a contract with the State of Maryland to train all compliance inspectors for the State’s medical cannabis program.

How to Register

Please choose one of the following discounted packages.  You may also sign up for individual classes by purchasing "a la carte" credits. 

Course Descriptions

Class Schedule



July 11, 2016 at 8:00am - July 15, 2016


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
5202 Presidents Ct
Suite 220
Frederick, MD 21703
United States
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Kristin Nevedal ·

Purchase tickets

General Admission
General Admission
General Admission
Discount price for employees of PFC certified businesses
General Admission
General Admission
Discount price for employees of PFC certified businesses
Discount price for employees of PFC certified businesses
Discount price for employees of PFC certified businesses
Discount price for employees of PFC certified businesses
Per two-hour block classes