Cannabis Sommelier Online Certification

Professional Cannabis Education that Sparks Confidence

Empower yourself with a deep understanding of cannabis

Guide yourself and others effectively and responsibly

Become empowered with powerful product recommendation skills for the people you want to help

Cannabis Sommelier Certification

Trusted by over 60 Cannabis Companies Around the World

Canada’s 1st and ONLY Cannabis Sommelier Certification.

Recognized by the industry. Made for professionals and passionate connoisseurs.

Credible education you can rely on

Interactive education provided by industry experts

Study Hall Sessions to connect and stay up-to-date

Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 Certification

A trained and knowledgeable cannabis guide that has mastered product appreciation and best practices.

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Level 1 Graduates will:

Our Cannabis Sommeliers LOVE our tools and techniques,
and positively impacting lives every day

“Novice, intermediate or expert—regardless of your cannabis knowledge, CannaReps will educate you, engage you, and leave you feeling excited and better informed for you part in the industry. Inspirational speakers, hands-on learning, and a course unlike any other!”

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START LEARNING NOW

Register anytime, learn at your own pace, complete your exam when you’re ready. 
Your course access never expires.
PLUS 6 months subscription to Study Hall sessions!

For Individuals
(single registration)

$347/student

Self-guided, interactive online learning

Go at your own pace: certify yourself in 1 day, over a weekend, or take as long as you like!

What you get in the program:

  • 8+ hours of engaging videos and demonstrations
  • Cannabis Sommelier Toolkit ($89 value) shipped to you
  • Fun & interactive hands-on activities with focus on sensory skill development
  • Cannabis Sommelier Student Workbook and curated resources
  • Lifetime Level 1 online course access—available on desktop, iOS and Android mobile devices with an internet connection
  • Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 Certificate of Completion

PLUS live Study Hall sessions every 2 weeks with our instructors and community for 6 months!

Team Training
(6+ students)

$297/student

Easy employee onboarding as you grow

Lock in your team pricing now so it never increases!

Empower each team member with the most up-to-date cannabis knowledge as you grow. Deliver a consistent and confident experience that your customers can count on. 

Establish a company culture of product knowledge, science, and cultural awareness that builds your organization. Quickly and conveniently onboard new members as your team grows.

  • Once you lock-in your team rate, your price never increases!
  • Start by purchasing 6 or more registrations 
  • Easy online payment options by credit card or e-transfer, or request an invoice at checkout!
  • We send you your enrolment codes and toolkits
  • Easily enroll each team member online whenever they’re ready to start

Industry professionals benefit greatly in our Study Hall sessions where we discuss the latest science and products on the market with other students and alumni.

Private Custom Webinar
(up to 20 students)

$6000/group

Certify your entire team in 1 day!

Ready to customize your private webinar?

The preferred team-building and employee onboarding training experience where we customize the content to your company’s needs. 

Your entire team can learn all at once, and ask instructors live questions throughout the day.

  • LIVE private & customized 8-hour interactive webinar
  • Cannabis Sommelier Kits for your entire team
  • Follow along with our Cannabis Sommelier Student Workbook and curated resources
  • Includes lifetime access to online resources
  • 1-day live certification for your entire team or customized live learning sessions plus optional online certification. We have options to fit your team!

Private customized sessions and industry expert insights for your entire team.

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What you’ll learn

Cannabis Sommelier
Level 1 Certification Program

Cannabis Ancestry, History & Culture

Learn how to give appreciation and respect to the ancestry, history and culture of cannabis from around the world.

Botany & Biochemical Constituents

Break down the various cannabinoids and chemicals that the plant can produce.

Extractions

Learn the solvent-free and solvent-based extraction methods and the potency ranges of each product type.

Consumption Methods

Learn to provide safe guidance with each consumption method.

The Endocannabinoid System

Learn about the endocannabinoid system and entourage effect. Gain an understanding of why cannabis effects people differently and the medical contraindications for cannabis use.

Quality Assessment

Learn how to distinguish between low, medium, and high-quality cannabis. Identify potential issues with bud contamination and problematic bud.

Best Practices for Providing Guidance

Learn the compliant language and approach to guide cannabis consumers safely and effectively.

Learn anywhere, anytime.
Plus, join us in our LIVE Study Hall sessions.

Our innovative Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 is now a course you can now take online. 
Plus, you’ll get exclusive live Study Hall sessions for 6 months!

What you'll get in the Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 core certification program:

Plus, we've added live Study Hall sessions with our instructors for 6 months.

For the best learning experience, we recommend you acquire your own cannabis to use as learning samples with the toolkit and digital resources we provide. A list of recommended cultivars will be provided to you after you complete your enrolment.

Not able to obtain cannabis? Don’t sweat it. You can still learn with our videos and Study Hall sessions. Just like a cooking show, you don’t need all the ingredients on hand to learn how to cook a dish.

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This course is for you if...

This is NOT for you if:

Meet Your Instructors

Adolfo Gonzalez, Headmaster and Co-Founder of CannaReps

Adolfo Gonzalez C., Headmaster


The master educator of the CannaReps crew, Adolfo brings 20+ years of experience as a grower, community organizer, researcher, and consultant in the cannabis industry. Whether you’re an eager student or an industry veteran, Adolfo inspires people to adopt the ‘eternal learner’ mindset when it comes to cannabis because he believes that it can change lives and help communities heal when we treat the plant and its users with respect and understanding. Adolfo’s advocacy for dispensaries, clients, and deeper research in cannabis often see him at the head of the room, presenting his research and moving public policy forward. 

Julie Domingo, CEO of CannaReps

Julie Domingo, CEO


Julie provides exemplary cannabis education and helps cannabis companies deliver the ultimate customer experience. Breaking barriers comes naturally to Julie, as the first Canadian female Apple Expert trainer, and the pioneer that obtained the first cannabis compassion club business license in Canada, while winning Lift industry awards 3 years in a row. As one of the rare women of colour CEO’s in the industry, Julie is humbly committed to removing stigmas, building community, and increasing industry standards for high-quality products and compassionate service.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re a beginner who’s curious about the budding industry, a current industry professional who’s looking to brush up on cannabis product knowledge, or an entrepreneur looking to expand their knowledge—this course is the right answer for you! We give you solid, proven, evidence-based data that is as up-to-date as possible so you leave the class with all the top information.

The Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 program is great for beginners as the content provides critical and foundational concepts to understanding cannabis. We have had many cannabis “newbies” take the course and by the end, they feel empowered and confident in their cannabis knowledge. As this is a comprehensive program, you don’t need to do any additional reading or study prior to the program.  A list of recommended articles, publications, and books to further your knowledge is provided in our references section.

Our Cannabis Sommelier courses were originally developed for in-person learning in a classroom setting where learners can study cultivars hands-on. This year, we’ve redeveloped Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 into an online course and packed it with even more valuable content.
This new delivery format gives us three advantages:

  1. A lower price point!
    In-person, Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 is normally $480 (plus travel expenses for out-of-town learners). We’re now able to offer the online course for just $347 CAD! Tuition is subject to change.
  2. The convenience of learning at your own pace!
    The program is now self-guided so you can pause, review a section, or take a break as life demands without losing access. We welcome all types of learners and are even more easily available to clarify concepts and answer questions.
  3. Learn online from anywhere!
    The course content is accessible anytime from your computer or mobile device, as long as you have an internet connection. So many of you have asked us to come to your city or country—now we can learn in the comfort of your own home!
  4. Study Hall sessions!
    We’ve never been able to offer this to students before! Your online certification includes a bonus of 6 months of Study Hall sessions with Headmaster Adolfo. We also make these videos available for playback in case you miss them.

This is a hybrid of an online course and live training. The core content is offered on our website where you get a combination of videos, hands-on activities, quizzes, and reference hand-outs. The live component is our bi-weekly Study Hall sessions which we have not been able to offer our alumni community until now. The fun and relaxed sessions is where you get to the latest updates on all things cannabis—directly from our instructors. Ask all your questions, connect with other learners, and stay up-to-date on the latest cannabis products and science. Not only does Adolfo deliver extra bonus content every session, but this is also a great networking opportunity for those interested in the cannabis industry!

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the core content of your course for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
As part of your course, we provide almost everything you need to learn including shipping you a Cannabis Sommelier Toolkit. For the best learning experience, we recommend you acquire your own cannabis (approximately 10.5g) to use as learning samples with to the toolkit and digital resources we provide. A list of recommended cultivars will be e-mailed to you after you complete your enrolment.
  • Not able to obtain cannabis? Don’t sweat it. You can still learn all the core content by watching our videos and attending the Study Hall sessions. Just like a cooking show, you don’t need all the ingredients on-hand to learn how to cook a dish!

Yes, this course is available internationally, and we already have students across the USA and around the world. (If our checkout doesn’t ship to your country, send us an email!)

One of the hurdles that you may encounter is your ability to access cannabis depending on the laws applicable to your state or country. However, you don’t need to have cannabis on hand to enjoy the program, as you can still learn by watching us complete the demonstrations. Regardless of your ability to access cannabis, we send you a Cannabis Sommelier Kit. (The kit does not contain any cannabis)

Bulk registrations for Cannabis Sommelier Level 1 can be purchased in quantities of 6 or more at $297 CAD. You’ll be sent unique codes to enrol each team member now or in the future as your team grows. Contact us at trainmyteam@cannareps.ca for more information.

This is a self-paced course, with a total of 8-10 hours of instructional lessons. All the topics are broken down into mini-lessons so you can stop for a break after each lesson or activity. The best experience is to take the course in sequence as the course is designed in a building block style where each lesson is a foundation for the next. The last lesson ties in all the learning provided in previous sections. 

We believe so strongly in our courses that you will gain knowledge and confidence about cannabis for your own consumption and guidance for others. If you feel that you are unsatisfied with the course content and that it did not add value to your understanding of cannabis, please contact us within 30 days and we will give you a refund minus the cost and shipping of the Cannabis Sommelier kit (valued at $89) as you get to keep it.

The Cannabis Sommelier Level 2 program is a highly interactive program that requires close examination of cannabis products in person. Considering the pandemic and health orders to limit gatherings, we have paused all of our in-person seminars. When restrictions for gatherings are lifted, we will list dates and locations for the Cannabis Sommelier Level 2 program, as well as send an email to our list. Successful completion of Cannabis Sommelier level 1 is required before taking the Level 2 program. 

We are considering offering parts of Level 2 content online such as the lectures and theories in the near future so please stay tuned. The interactive and sensory development components are impossible to conduct online as there is a large component of smelling and handling products—many of which are difficult to find on the market. There are also regulatory restrictions preventing us from shipping out cannabis products and we must adhere to them. 

Level 2 is a very fun and interactive experience, where it is worth meeting and learning with other cannabis community members. The activities we have designed include group work and the discussions among the students are very valuable to cement your learning. We hope to be able to host Level 2 sessions in select cities across Canada this fall.

 

Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for course date announcements.

 

Age verification required to ensure students are of legal age to access Cannabis.

18+ in Alberta, 21+ in Quebec, 19+ in all other Canadian provinces, 21+ in the USA.