The Cannabis Act indicates a number of key individuals that must be designated by license holders depending on the operational activities. These positions include Quality Assurance Person (QAP), Master Grower (MG), Head of Security (HS), and Responsible Person (RP), Head of R&D, and Head of Laboratory.
Every micro and standard license producer must have a designated Master Grower (MG), Quality Assurance Person (QAP), Responsible Person (RP), and Head of Security (HS) who must obtain security clearance through the CTLS process.
Quality Assurance Person (QAP) is a highly responsible position within the company to oversee all quality-related activities and ensure everyone is complying with the regulation, processes, procedures, policies, protocols, and standards.
A Master Grower (MG) is responsible for the care and growth life cycle of cannabis plants in a large-scale commercial facility.
A Head of Security (HS) is responsible for all video surveillance systems, monitoring all access control and intrusion detection systems, and monitoring and reporting violations of overall safety and security procedures throughout the facility.
A Responsible Person (RP) has the overall responsibility for the activities in a cannabis facility and is the official point of contact with Health Canada and through the Cannabis Tracking & Licensing System (CTLS). The RP title is technically a security clearance designation, which is unique to the cannabis industry.
All the key personnel must have an appropriate level of educational qualification, adequate training, and relevant experience to be in the key roles. As per Health Canada’s guide, “This may include letters of reference, a copy of a diploma or certificate and any other documentation supporting their qualifications, training, and experience”. The NACPT cannabis key personnel webinars are carefully curated to impart industry-relevant knowledge to be successful in the industry.
“I am from the food industry. After this training, I have in-depth knowledge and the information needed for [a career in the] Cannabis Industry. I feel like I have been fulfilled with knowledge and understanding of the regulations, responsibilities I can bring to my work to deal with challenges. All is well.”
“I am absolutely honored to have been under your study. You have shown me what a graceful, knowledgeable, highly educated woman in a leadership role acts like. I cannot wait to continue my education with your business. Your integrity and the fact that you risked your reputation and career to help improve and set standards for the cannabis industry is astounding. Thank you”
“I worked in the pharmaceutical industry and I was looking for a career change in the cannabis industry. Excellent QA training and I appreciate the insightfulness of the requirements. Thank you, instructors, for sharing your “life experience” in the pharma/GMP/cannabis field. I truly admire your professionalism. Right after the completion of the QA training, I landed in a QA lead role in a leading cannabis company”
I got outstanding attention from NACPT. They are outstanding in helping students search for jobs, prepare a resume and interviews, personality development, etc. Teaching staff and administrative staff are friendly and very flexible, Year 2017.
“Helped reinforce concepts and helped me to visualize. It gave me a better idea of what to expect in the Cannabis Industry.”
Perfect place for study under the supervision of the director, her dedication in helping students with great knowledge and with excellent industrial networks are reaping success stories of NACPT students.. Wish this institute would help as many students as possible with their experienced staff, who are current professionals from Pharma industries. The director and her associates are fantastic and really helps students in difficult times.. Feeling happy for being a student here, Year 2016.
It was good! Year 2020.
Excellent Lectures. Excellent learning Programs, Year 2020.
Great workshop. Valuable Information. Year 2020.
It was very useful and many information was covered during this training. Year 2020.
Lecture was good, including the nutritive value of food, nutrition facts table and how it impacts on the treatment of diseases especially cannabis edibles for medical purposes. HACCP analysis was very good with details, overall. Year 2019.
The case studies and examples shared along with the dean’s much disciplined expertise really elevated our understanding of the quality control we need to be concerned about at every stage of the cannabis supply chain order to meet the highest international standards in a post-legalization world. A cross sectoral understanding of pharmaceutical and food service industries really enhanced the foundation of this course. Year 2019.
Useful to hear from experienced professionals and to validate the information currently understood. Year 2019.
Very good starting point for PCP. Year 2019.
This course was very useful in reassuring that all my studies have been correct along the line of following all aspects of GXP. Year 2020.
Thankyou for including the students in this session. It was extremely useful and insightful. It was a great overall summary of the details that I have learnt by attending the NACPT Industrial Cannabis Production Technology course which I am enjoying alot. I am planning to combine my training as a lawyer with the skills I am learning on the course to embark on a new exciting career. Thank You NACPT. Year 2020.
Thank you for the internship!