Extraction Head – Cannabis Modern Extraction Practices

Live Session

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

Both Online and OnCampus training is available

Program Overview

Cannabis Extraction Head is a key person for any Processing Licensed Producers as they oversee all activities that require GPP application, technical extraction knowledge, skills, and management skills. This program will equip you with the regulatory requirements and all responsibilities of a Head of Extraction as well as choosing the right extraction methods for appropriate scenarios, extraction techniques and post-extraction processes, process efficiencies, sampling, and testing requirements.

As part of the regulatory requirements, the Head of Extractor must have appropriate levels of competencies, training, and experience in the extraction role.

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

Part 1: Day 1
Module 1
Starts with the Grow
Choosing a Product
Growing /Harvesting for Consumption VS
Growing /Harvesting for Extraction VS. Growing /Harvesting for Infusion
Module 2
Choosing a Method
Ethanol Extraction
Solvent less
CO2 Extraction
Harvesting, Handling, and Storage
Part 2: Day 2
Module 3
Extraction Methods:
Requirements and Expectations
Solvent less
CO2 Extraction
Module 4
Post Extraction
Terpene Isolation and Collection
Cannabinoid Isolation
Oil for vapes, oil for edibles

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to determine the appropriate extraction techniques and post-extraction processes
  • Increase extraction process efficiencies in accordance with the regulatory standards
  • Oversee and manage extraction process related activities and facility
  • Ability to perform samples for testing
  • Troubleshooting

Job Opportunities

  • Extraction Technician
  • Extraction Technologists
  • Extraction Head
  • Cannabis Consultants
  • Validation Scientist
  • Validation Engineers

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who wants to learn about modern cannabis extraction techniques
  • Technicians
  • Technologist
  • Cannabis Licensed Producers

Faculty of Extraction Head – Cannabis Modern Extraction Practices

Ousman Nauffer

C.O.O., Master Grower, Responsible Person, Quality Assurance Person – CannJah Pharm Inc.

Ousman Nauffer is a highly efficient Quality Assurance professional with over 5 years of industry experience in developing and implementing effective quality control processes and structures in manufacturing, technological and corporate environments. Ousman possesses a good understanding of the essentials of safety and quality and has a background of achievement in supporting all levels of management. 

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Joe Quarles

Extraction Technologist

Joe Quarles has over 20 years of work experience as a Cannabis Extraction Technician and Quality Assurance Specialist. After getting a start in the chemical field, he switched to cannabis and brought his training and experience to over 20 labs where he is able to help businesses in their start-up phase.

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Rathi Pharam

Rathi Param

President / Founder & Dean

– B.Sc., Post Graduate Pharma QA & QC, MBA / TECH

Rathi Param is the president/founder of NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), and Validation Tech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from the University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute. She is an innovative and creative leader with more than twenty years of hands-on experience in many scientific industries (medical cannabis, medical devices, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical), complemented with fifteen years of academic and corporate training experience. She possesses extensive expertise and knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Formulation, Validation, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing Technology, Process Improvements, Auditing, and Inspection.

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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.

Sheri Norman

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

Amazing instructors and network availability. Good information. Year 2020.

Samir Aghabab

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

I honestly think your staff did an amazing job as well as the extended classes shows your dedication to helping each student. Year 2018.

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.

Varatha Govi

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

This is a new area for me & it provided me an excellent insight into Master Grower Program which will help me to have a comprehensive understanding of Cannabis program for QAP. The instructor was very knowledgeable and shared his own experience as well which helped. Course material is very detailed and will help as a reference in the future. Year 2020.


The instructor is very thorough, charismatic, and engaging. He was able to make the course very easy to understand and enjoyable to learn.

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.

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

Fabiana Lapa

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Great QA training program. Valuable Information. Year 2020.

Senior Account Manager at Isolocity

Zana Gabriel Gordon

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

Yes everyone involved with the cannabis industry should have this basic or more informative/in depth training in order to familiarize themselves with background knowledge. Hands on/visual interactions would be a nice addition to the course.

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.


It was useful for clarity on the cannabis space. I learned a lot about what job roles and opportunities are available in the cannabis industry. Year 2019.

Katsirakeron McComber

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

This master grower training was very useful in reassuring that all my studies have been correct along the line of following all aspects of GXP. Year 2020.

Production Team Member at Sublime Culture


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.

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.

Nav Sidhu

Graduate from Preventive Control Plans for Cannabis Certificate Program

Very good starting point for PCP. Year 2019.

Manager – Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Motif Labs

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

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

Hozefa Karodiya

It was nice to attend the workshop for process-related validation for cannabis. I have experience with the validation process but here I came to know more about the process validation and with cannabis, it was new for me. It was an excellent experience with this two days workshop. I got great information. Year 2020.

Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate 

They provided a vast understanding of different methods of cultivation. Along with an understanding of regulations and requirements that need to be met. Year 2021.

Wesal Sewulih

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

It is a great opportunity for me to attend this workshop. I really enjoyed. Thanks!

Nathanial Awram

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Program

Information was delivered in a very thorough manner. The course was full of very useful/valuable information. I enjoyed the open floor which allowed for a level of comfort, interaction and asking questions and great opportunity to learn and educate myself/ourselves on the biochemistry of cannabis and human physiological responses; as well as useful anecdotal research.

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 Responsible Person Certificate Program

Responsible person training was great, made me think of how important it is to be aware and responsible of things that are going on in the facility that you can improve on or prevent. Year 2021.

Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

Seeing how strict the regulations are within facilities is satisfying as a recreational consumer. Year 2021.

Roxana M. Olaru

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

Kunal goes very in depth, with passion. I learned a lot today and will definitely carry this with me and spread my knowledge to others. I would 10/10 recommend this to other cannabis retailers.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Excellent training. Exceeded my expectations. Year 2018.

Michael Lewis

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

Quality assurance training was very good with the content examples, how you stressing about the protocols of a QA person and what is expected. Seems to me that QA is always learning more information that is corrective and beneficial. Year 2021.


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.

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.

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

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.

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.