Good Production Practices (GPP) and GxP for Cannabis

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
  • Fee: $995

Both Online and OnCampus training is available

*Recorded Program: (Duration: 8 Hours, Fee: $650)

Program Overview

Cannabis Good Production Practices (GPP) must be implemented by a cannabis Quality Assurance Person (QAP) to ensure that cannabis is consistently produced and controlled at all stages of production, packaging, labelling, and storage to meet the quality standards appropriate for their intended use. Learning about the GPP requirements is critical in producing quality cannabis products as per Health Canada’s regulatory requirements.

The program covers cannabis-related GPP, Good Agricultural Collection Practices (GACP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), Good Production Practices (GPP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Validation Practices (GVP) for cannabis production, cultivation, oil extraction, and product development processes.

The training may include practice tests, subtitles, and quizzes for a better learning experience.

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
GPP – Cannabis Regulation Act, Part 5
Quality Assurance Systems for Cannabis
Module 2
Overview of GxP for Cannabis:
Good Production Practices (GPP)
Cannabis Eu-GMP
Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Preventive Control Plans (PCP)
Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
Good Validation Practices (GVP)
Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)
Module 3
Quality Management Systems
QMS Programs and Policies:
Control Procedures
Sanitation Program
Pest Management Program
Calibration Program
Validation Program
Training Program
Audit and Inspection Programs
Other QMS programs
Module 4
Good Production Practices (GPP) for Cannabis (GDocP)
GPP regulatory requirements and applications for:
Filtration system
Sanitation Program
Cannabis Testing
Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
Module 5
EU-GMP – GPP Gap Analysis
Case studies

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the GPP, Part 5 – Cannabis Regulations Act
  • Apply GPP in various areas and processes of cannabis industry
  • Able to perform gap analysis between GPP and EU-GMP

Job Opportunities

  • Cultivation Technicians
  • Validation Assistants
  • Validation Specialists
  • Responsible Persons
  • Validation Scientists
  • Validation Engineers
  • Extraction Technologists
  • Quality Assurance Person
  • Master Growers
  • Assistant Master Growers
  • And more job opportunities

Who Should Attend

Cannabis Production and Distribution
Greenhouse Manager
Master Grower
Head of Security
Responsible Person (RP)
Regulatory Compliance
License Producer / Consultant
Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
Companies / Organizations
Public Health Professionals
Human Resources
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Quality Control (QC) Manager
Qualified Person in Charge (QPIC)
Alternative Quality Person in Charge (AQPIC)
Technical Writer
Research and Development (R&D), Analytical Development (AD)

Faculty of Good Production Practices (GPP) And GxP For Cannabis

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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Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Interesting and knowledgeable. Always end up with carrying good knowledge after the workshop. Looking forward to keep learning. Thankful to the dean for organizing a bunch of these in a diverse way to be an active learner. Year 2018.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


They were very good at providing all the details as per agenda and topics. Hope the same kind of workshop continues. NACPT did excellent hospitality and entertained the whole of the program. Thank you. Year 2018.

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.

Erik Chrons

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Program

Went in with limited knowledge and came out feeling like my sales will be a lot better now I’m more comfortable now that I understand my products.

Jose O. Cifuentes

This workshop provided great insight and information. The instructor was great. Year 2019.


The knowledge in the workshop is extensive and extremely helpful. The courses are great to network and share knowledge with people of different occupation backgrounds. Highly recommend it! Year 2020.


Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

The program is very informative and very helpful, covering all the quality perspectives, including validation and quality control. 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.


Overall the workshop was well-structured and organized which allowed us to get more information that we needed. What I liked most was the way how they (speakers) engaged in the seminar. I am so grateful to attend this workshop. Thank you so much. Keep on! Year 2018

Michael Lewis

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate 

Master Grower training was a great experience. The presentation was detailed with lots of examples and scenarios that could benefit us in the future. Year 2021.

Agnes Yu Lin

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Program

Helpful and useful information. Learned a lot behind cannabis and its effects. This will be extremely useful for my workplace.

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.

Paul DaSilva

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

This was very helpful and informative. The teachers were great as well. Year 2021.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

Excellent training. Exceeded my expectations. 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.

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.

Noah Johnston

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

Excellent teachers. Worth every penny! Year 2020.

Dominic Schiavone

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

Great course good teacher! Thank you Mr.Ousman!  I learned new things! Very nice professional team; always ready to help! I am very happy that I have been in the Master Grower training class! Year 2021

Company: Alphaleaf

Position: Production Personnel

Dan Pobojewski

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

It was good! Year 2020.

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

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.

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

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.


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.

Dr. Dail Crawford

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

The course was very informative and has increased my knowledge as a first-timer in getting into the industry. The lecturer was very thorough in bringing over the material. Year 2021.

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.

Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Cannabis Facility Management and Security Certificate

Learning where and what municipality you choose to operate in can have an outcome on success was good material to cover. Year 2021.


Tara Renwick

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

I found the four-day course very helpful with how the course material was relayed. The instructors were very knowledgeable and always willing to help with any questions. The instructors were very knowledgeable in cannabis and made it easy to learn and interesting online. All of them were so willing to help with any questions or concerns. Year 2021.

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

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.

Deepak Ranjit Martyn

The workshop was very helpful and innovative. It did give me an insight into the purpose of validation in the field of cannabis. Moreover, it covered aspects of validation in regards to raw materials, samples, facilities, finished products and the importance of sanitation. Year 2020.