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Sanitation and Testing Requirements for Cannabis Production

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

*Recorded Program: (Duration: 8 Hours, Fee: $760)

Program Overview

This program helps develop sanitation procedures for cannabis facilities, equipment and personnel through records, pest controls, training programs, inspection, and investigation.

All key personnel, including QAP and RP, must learn the importance of quality control systems and cannabis product testing requirements (including starter materials, in-process, bulk, stability, and finish products) to evaluate the quality of the products for release or rejection. The QAP and RP also evaluate the CofAs and take appropriate corrective actions and preventive measures. This training program provides a step-by-step guide to all aspects of sanitation requirements for corporates using relevant case studies.

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
Cannabis regulatory sanitation requirements
Expectation and current guidance
Objectives of Cleaning and Sanitation
Approved list of detergents and sanitizers
Module 2
Cleaning and Sanitation Program for production
Cleaning and Sanitation Procedure (SOP) for storage
Cleaning and Sanitation Procedure (SOP) for extraction
Module 3
Self-Inspection Procedure
Cleaning and Sanitation Records
Cleaning and Sanitation Verification
Module 4
Deviation, Out of Specification and CAPA
Training of personnel and record keeping
Cleaning validation requirements
Cleaning validation approaches for better performance
Module 5
Pest Control
Case study
Analytical Testing Requirements
Biological Testing Requirements
Physical Testing Requirements
Stability Studies
Shelf-life establishments
Mandatory Testing Requirements
Non-mandatory Testing Requirements
Module 6
Testing Specification
Appropriate Testing Instrument and Software Systems
Certificate of Analysis
Method Development
Method Validation
Module 7
Out of Specification Result (OOS)
Out of Trent (OOT)
Outsourcing and Quality Standards
Training Requirements
Human Resources documents
Packaging, Labeling and Shipping
Case Study

Learning Outcomes

  • Able to understand the regulatory requirement for cannabis sanitation and quality control programs
  • Able to determine the testing requirements on various cannabis products
  • Develop and implement effective quality control systems
  • Able to evaluate the testing results for product release
  • Develop and implement effective sanitation programs
  • Develop and figure out validation plans and approaches for better performance

Job Opportunities

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

Who Should Attend

Cannabis Production and Distribution
Responsible Person (RP)
Greenhouse Manager
Master Grower
Regulatory Compliance
License Producer/Consultant
Quality Assurance Person (QAP)
Public Health Professionals
Economic Development Professionals
External Testing Labs
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 Sanitation and Testing Requirements for Cannabis Production

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fabiana Lapa

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

Great QA training program. Valuable Information. Year 2020.

Senior Account Manager at Isolocity

Jose O. Cifuentes

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

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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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

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.

Sheri Norman

Graduate from Cannabis Master Grower Practices Certificate Program

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

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.


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.

Mousumi Sur

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate Program

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

Rosa Jerez

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

This program was very detailed and specific. The teachers took their time explaining every single step throughout from beginning to end. The attention to detail is very good and very patient with all students. Year 2021.

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.

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.

Paul DaSilva

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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


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


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.

Dan Jin

Graduate from Quality Assurance for Cannabis Certificate 

Very informative and comprehensive. Thank you. 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!