Frederick, Maryland PFC Training

The long awaited Maryland Medical Cannabis Program has finally begun! With the announcement of the Grower licenses, it is time to start thinking about how you can make the best effort in providing clean, safe medicine to the many patients that have waited so long. Cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the United States, and 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, November 7-10 in Frederick, MD.

What You Will Learn

This 4-day 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 4-day course will cover PFC’s National Cannabis Standards in the areas of Cultivation and Processing; Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling and Holding; and Distribution (Dispensing) 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

With the start of Maryland’s Medical Cannabis program, you want to start out strong, and set your business above the rest. 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 meet Maryland’s rigorous product safety protocols. 


  • 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 the Training

Businesses that have received or are waiting for State licenses, cannabis business professionals, Regulators, companies applying for PFC certification needing to satisfy training requirements, and people interested in becoming auditors.

Why PFC?

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.

PFC has been awarded a contract with the State of Maryland to train all compliance inspectors for the State’s medical cannabis program. Additionally, 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.

How to Register

Click Tickets below and choose the package that works best for you.  You may also sign up for individual classes by purchasing "a la carte" credits. Government regulators can register to audit the class for free also by clicking tickets and choosing the regulator option. 


The first two days of the course, Nov 7th - 8th, will be held in the Belmont Room at the 
Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick
1565 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702 
Classes on November 9th and 10th will be held at 
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
5202 Presidents Court, Suite 220 
Frederick, MD 21703


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



November 07, 2016 at 8:00am - November 10, 2016


The Hampton Inn & A2LA
5202 Presidents Ct
Suite 220
Frederick, MD 21703
United States
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