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Cannabis Key Personnel

Overview

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.

Certificate Programs

Testimonials

Jacob

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

It gave me the knowledge about Cannabis Regulations Act & requirements of cannabis industry and role of QAP in this industry setup. Year 2018.

Dario Jeginovic

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis Certificate Program

Useful to hear from experienced professionals and to validate the information currently understood. Year 2019.

Senior Consultant at CannDelta Inc.

Jason Cotton

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

Overall I think the Master Grower training was well presented with loads of great tips and information! Year 2020.

Kera Hendricks

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

Using “layman’s terms” for those who are less educated. More inclusivity – games, tests, quizzes, etc. All useful information; debunked many myths.

Rohan Robinson

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

The class was highly informative and engaging. I had a lot of fun learning about cannabis and its chemical/biological properties. A lot of the information I learned today I could pass on to customers that come into my stores.

Trainee

Very useful and very detailed. I enjoyed learning from the instructor very much.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Thank you for nicely organized and presented materials. Year 2018.

Alpesh Patel

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

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. Year 2019.

Quality Assurance Specialist

Leonardo Castillo

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

As an experienced bud tender, I found the information to be extremely informative. As the cannabis industry continues to grow we need to be more and more informed and having a course in this can allow many people to properly learn about the benefits and negative effects of cannabis.

David Limacher

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

The course was well presented with excellent instructors who possess great skills in providing real-world examples. The course materials are excellent and will be great for future references. This course will be beneficial to our organization. Thank you for putting on a great course. I learned a lot and plan on putting what I learned into action. I will proudly refer other people interested in cannabis courses to NACPT. Year 2021.

David Gelsomino

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

An extensive and comprehensive master grower session with 2 knowledgeable experts on an important part of the supply chain. Year 2020.

Ravi Chandiran

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

I found it really that the technical writing was in particular adapted to the medical cannabis sector with appropriate assignments to enhance the learning experience . All the questions were answered in a very professional manner to give insight into processes applied to medicinal cannabis sector. Year 2018.

Marcin Mista

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

For me, as a person that never grow, everything was very clear, and I liked this master grower program a lot! I found out many new things that I never knew about, and I was really very interested about all the material he discussed. Year 2020.

Alireza Asghari

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

It was very useful and many information was covered during this training. Year 2020.

Quality Assurance Manager at ROSE LifeScience Inc.

Juliet Nagudi

I learnt a lot of information in just two days. Very educational and taught by well educated, learned and experienced trainers. Thank you. Year 2020.

Earlam Jermain Leon

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

It was a very informative and educational training. The professors did an excellent job explaining every aspect very thoroughly which made it easy to comprehend. I am happy this was done as it is one of the most essential aspects of the entire process. Year 2021.

Olivia Brown

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

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. Year 2019.

CEO at Professional Cannabis Consulting Inc.

Juliet Nagudi

Graduate from Effective Technical Writing for Medical Cannabis Sector

The training you provided exceeded my expectations. It assures you and my continued relationship and further training with you. Thank you. Year 2018.

Jagmeet Raina

Highly informative and goes over job/workplace based protocols according to ACMPR. The instructors were amazing and outlined everything in an organized manner. Year 2020.

Kayleigh

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

This workshop is the best one out in the industry world. Great price, great information. Year 2018.

Chandresh Vyas

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

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. Year 2019.

Quality Assurance Manager

Rachel Lyza

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans Certificate Program

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.

Nutrition Manager, Canadian Society of Nutrition Management

Mousumi Sur

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

The workshop is well organized, with ample amounts of information. Year 2018.

Fabiana Lapa

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Great QA training program. Valuable Information. Year 2020.

Senior Account Manager at Isolocity

Luis Hoxha

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans Certificate Program

I compliment this pharma college for structuring this set of programs to deliver the very needed knowledge towards this amazing industry that is about to thrive. My compliments to the director and her amazing team for their professionalism. Year 2018.

Master Grower at Medz Cannabis inc.

David

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

I learned a lot….Thanks! I had no idea how complex the cannabis business was. There are so many variables and it is obvious that we are in the early making of this business. This is great for NACPT! I look forward to making this business grow. Year 2018.

Verena Brand

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Cannabis is a very interesting plant and very sensitive. Presenters including Luis were very knowledgeable. Year 2018.

Michael Lewis

Graduate from Cannabis Facility Management and Security Certificate

Facility management was an eye-opener of things like supply and demand, economy, and overall cost. The difference between things you want and the things you need. Year 2021.

Arundati Dandapani

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis Certificate Program

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.

Ketan Miyani

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Excellent workshop! Please keep it up and come up with other important topics! Thank you! Year 2018.

Ifteen Mohammed

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Very informative and interactive workshop. Speakers were very knowledgeable on their respective topics. Sufficient time was provided for questions. Year 2018.

Feng Jia

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

This training is very helpful for me to have a deeper understanding of the QAP rules in the work and the HC requirements for Cannabis industry. Year 2021.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Excellent training. Exceeded my expectations. Year 2018.

Cesar Urbizo

Before the training I didn’t know anything about validation in process, packaging and sanitation. Personally I learned a lot about this topic and realized the importance of it. I consider it very interesting. Year 2020.

David McDonald

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

The most potentially useful part of this program is the networking that was accomplished. Year 2020.

Owen Mitchell

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Helped reinforce concepts and helped me to visualize. It gave me a better idea of what to expect in the Cannabis Industry. Year 2019.

Quality Assurance Associate at Sevenleaf.ca

Alain Costanzo

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

This was a good course. I got a lot of good information from both the students and trainer. I look forward to continue learning and becoming a certified master grower. There is always something new to learn in this industry. Year 2020.