Sacramento, CA PFC Training

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Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the United States. With this increasingly competitive market and ever changing regulations, it has become essential for regulators, industry workers, and employers to stay up-to-date with the latest best practices.  

In order to help you master industry’s best practices for Cultivation, Manufacturing and Distribution, Patient Focused Certification (PFC) will be hosting a PFC Verified Professional (PFCVP) training, October 17-21 in Sacramento, CA.

What You Will Learn

This week-long in-person training will be taught using a combination of lecture and hands on exercises to provide a professional credential for regulators and business professionals working in the cannabis industry. During this training, you will receive a detailed overview of Cannabis as medicine including a history of Cannabis in the U.S., best security practices for cannabis businesses, and the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Additionally, this course will cover PFC’s National Cannabis Standards in the areas of Cultivation and Processing; Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling and Holding; Distribution (Dispensing); and Laboratory Operations as well as pesticide use guidance, sustainability considerations, QC/QA & representative sampling protocols, and preparation for internal and external audits.

Why You Should Attend the Training

The National Cannabis Standards, adopted by the PFC program, 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 the PFCVP program to prove they have mastered core industry standards, state laws and regulations, and product safety protocols. PFCVP ensures that you have the skills, expertise and training, necessary to meet regulatory requirements, prepare for internal & external audits, and manage staff.


  • 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 and ability to address compliance issues
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on industry best practices

Who Should Attend the Training

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


PFC programs are recognized by governments, healthcare professionals and cannabis industry professionals from around the country and internationally. 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 thousands of medical cannabis providers, patients, caregivers and practitioners.

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.  

Can't attend in-person? We are now offering these courses online!

If you are interested in attending the classes online, email Tim Murphy at [email protected] and we will send you instructions and a link to our virtual classroom. The online classes will be live and will not be recorded, so you will need to have a steady internet connection for the duration of the courses you take. 

Course Descriptions

Class Schedule 


October 17, 2016 at 9:00am - October 21, 2016


Sutter Square Galleria at 2901 K St. Sacramento, CA


Tim Murphy · · 2026186975