Cannabis Head of Security

Live Session

  • Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Level of Training: Intermediate | Expert
  • Mode of Delivery: Live, Interactive and Instructor-led Webinar
  • Fee: $995

Both Online and OnCampus training is available

*Recorded Program: (Duration: 8 Hours, Fee: $895)

Program Overview

Cannabis Head of Security is a Health Canada requirement for Licensed Producers. Learn the security plans, systems, risk assessments, reports, workplace violence, training, product security, cyber-attacks, business continuity, and other related topics required for a qualified HoS.

The program will also cover how to develop and manage security operations and policies in cannabis facilities, mobilize security vendors, and cannabis risk management procedures in compliance with Health Canada requirements.

Attendees may interact with the class and lead trainers for more clarifications or concerns.

Program Offers

  • Register for 3 certificate programs at NACPT and get any available 1-day training for free.
  • Attendees will be issued the certificate of completion at the end of training program.

Additional Program Info

  • Program Module
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Job Opportunities
  • Who Should Attend

Program Module

Module 1
Introduction to Head of Security
SOPs, Organizational Security Plan, and Physical Security Plans.
Budgets, P&L, and Procurement
Module 2
Security Systems (Cameras, Card Readers, Intercoms, Alarms) and Safety Supplies.
Access protocols for employees, Visitors, and Contractors.
Risk Assessments.
Module 3
Incident Reports, Statistics, audits, inspections, Cannabis Tracking (CTLS).
Emergency Incident Response (Fire, Bomb Threat, Power Loss, Suspicious Activities).
Workplace Violence / Harassments.
Module 4
Security Awareness Training Delivery.
Product Security – Transport and Storage.
Module 5
Cyber Attacks, Business Continuity, Theft and Loss control.
Concluding Remarks and tests.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Supervise and manage security operations in Cannabis Facilities in a manner that is effective and compliant with Health Canada requirements.
  • Guide management and investment decisions on physical security infrastructure and systems procurement, installation, and operation.
  • Develop and deploy security operating procedures and company security policies relevant to Cannabis facilities.
  • Mobile security vendors – guarding, alarm monitoring, IT, and others in support of cannabis security operations.
  • Understand security risk and facility vulnerabilities and take the necessary actions to mitigate them.

Job Opportunities

  • Head of Security (HS)
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Master Grower (MG)
  • Responsible Person (RP)

Who Should Attend

Cannabis Production and Distribution
Responsible Person (RP)
Greenhouse Manager
Master Grower
Head of Security (HP)
Security Personnel
Cannabis Production and Distribution
Responsible Person (RP)
Greenhouse Manager
Master Grower
Head of Security (HP)
Security Personnel
Regulatory Compliance
License Producer/Consultant
Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
Companies/Organizations, Security Companies
Pharmacy/Dispensary Owners
Economic Development Professionals
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Quality Control (QC) Manager
Qualified Person in Charge (QPIC)
Alternative Quality Person in Charge (AQPIC)
Technical Writer

Faculty of Cannabis Head of Security (HS)

Alex Goldstein

CPP, CISSO, Faculty Member of Industrial Cannabis Production Technology

Alex Goldstein, CPP, CISSO, holds an Honor BA from York University, double-majoring in Criminology and History, a Certified Protection Professional Certification from ASIS International, and a Certified Information Systems Security Officer Certification from the United States Committee on National Security Systems. In his 14 years of progressive experience servicing the Canadian public sector and private Security industries, most recently, he worked with Led Threat Risk Assessments and suitability reviews, site audits, Standard Operating Procedure reviews, and site/design plan consulting for cannabis companies across Canada. Over the last few years, Alex has been closely working with many start-ups and existing leading cannabis companies to develop security plans, plant management systems, and facility design.

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Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Cannabis Head of Security Certificate

The information in this chapter was in-depth for anyone looking to become head of security or anyone looking to hire a competent person. Year 2021.




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