Introduction to Cannabis Validation

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

*Recorded Program: (Duration: 8hours, Fees: $895).

Program Overview

Testing method validation is a mandatory requirement of the Cannabis Regulations Act. However, companies must know the importance and benefits of all cannabis processes and system-related validation programs in order to maintain high standard products, regulatory compliance, consistency, error-free processes, and systems.

In the validation training program series, Introduction to Cannabis Validation will give you an overview of process-related validation, sanitation validation, system validation, validation regulatory requirements, and all other benefits of validation.

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
What is Validation
Validation Regulatory Requirements
Benefits of Validation
What needs to be validated in the Cannabis Processes/Systems
Module 2
Overview of Process Related Validation
Process Validation
Cleaning/Sanitation/Sterile Validation
Packaging Validation
Analytical Testing Method Validation
Transportation Validation
Module 3
Overview of System Validation
Facility Validation
Equipment Validation
Utility Validation
Computer Validation
How to perform validation
Master Validation Plan (MVP) or Validation Master Plan (VMP)
Module 4
Protocol components
Case study

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand all required system validation in the cannabis production facility (equipment, utility, equipment and computer)
  • Apply validation approaches in various system validation
  • Understand system validation components
  • Design validation protocol
  • Determine validation plan
  • Report writing
  • Train the employees for better validation performance

Job Opportunities

  • Cultivation Technician
  • Validation Assistant
  • Validation Specialists
  • Validation Scientist
  • Validation Engineers

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who wants to develop a validation related career in the cannabis space
  • Licensed Producers
  • Responsible Person (RP)
  • Master Grower (MG)
  • Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
  • Engineers
  • Validation Associates
  • Technicians
  • Technologists
  • Consultants

Faculty of Introduction to Cannabis Validation

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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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.

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.


Len Luna

Graduate from Cannabis Fundamentals and Retail Certificate Training

I learned a lot about legal products by the OCS, as well as the respect you are to always give the city. It’s great to have that knowledge to pass on and compare OCS to the blackmarket. Happy to have been a part of the course. Would recommend to everyone! Thank You!


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


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.

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.

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.

S. Robert Ballok

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

The program was very informative and they took the time to explain things, answer all questions, and were careful that all advice was within regulation. I would highly recommend this program. Year 2021.

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.

Sivasankari C.

Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

The entire session is informative. Mr. Gavyd and Mr. Louis were very patient and addressed each one of our questions in a detailed manner. Dr. Steve’s presentation was very detailed and informative. Thanks, dean for arranging these speakers. Would highly recommend this program to everyone. Year 2018.


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.

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.

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.


Graduate from Cannabis Plant Science Certificate Program

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Dan Pobojewski

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

It was good! Year 2020.

Natalia Martsyniv

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Thank you for nicely organized and presented materials. 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.

Nathanial Stonefish

Graduate from Cannabis Responsible Person Certificate Program

Hearing all the requirements a responsible person has was eye-opening. Glad to had a walk-through on the process it would take to become one. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul DaSilva

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

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


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