Region: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Meet us in San Francisco, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2020!

CBD Medicine Studies Conference

The Cannabinoid Medicine Studies are endorsed by the Cannabinoid Industry Association and offers certification courses that are overseen by our partnered physician and CMO, Adam Abodeely, (MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS) to provide specialization and continuing education platforms for its CBDIA members, CBD industry and medical professionals.

As the CBD industry continues to grow, there are many evolving complexities that require strategic know-how and the most up-to-date knowledge on the nuisances of the industry to get ahead. Our courses offer the key essentials to prepare the CBD industry to take on these demands to be able to help their clients and patients reach their goals.

All of the CMS Certification curricula is physician or PhD written and taught.

Registration Notes:

  • Customize your CBD Medicine Studies Conference experience by selecting Certification Workshops a la carte
  • All CBD Medicine Studies registration will include admission to General Session and Exhibit Hall
  • All CBD Medicine Studies + NCIA Conference will include admission to General Session, Exhibit Hall, and 4:20 Networking Reception
  • Separate Registration/Ticket purchase required for admittance to NCIA Conference, workshops, tours, investment, and ancillary conferences

Available Certification Workshops

Tue, September 29

Certified CBD Consultant (8 Hours)

Accredited CBD Compliance Consultant (8 Hours)

Wed, September 30

A Day with Mackay: The Cannabinoid Extraction Certification (5 Hours)

Certified Flavonoid Specialist (2 Hours)

Accredited Terpene Specialist (2 Hours)

Certified CBD Blending Formulator (2 Hours)

Certified Minor Phyto. Specialist (2 Hours)

CBD Sports Specialist (2 Hours)

Certified CBD Pain Management (2 Hours)

4:20 Networking Celebration

Thu, October 1

Certified CBD Senior Care Specialist (2 Hours)

Certified CBD Skincare Specialist (2 Hours)

Extraction Course (5 Hours)

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Certification Descriptions

8:00AM - 5:00PM: Certified CBD Consultant

The CBD industry is booming and needs your help to continue to grow. But, as a new vertical, there are many evolving complexities that require strategic know-how and the most up-to-date knowledge on the nuisances of the industry to get ahead. This course offers the key essentials to prepare you to take on these demands and help your client reach their goals.

Whether you are a medical professional, CBD company, consultant, or looking to break into the CBD industry in a big and meaningful way, this course will provide you the most recent and valuable information to help lead clients to success.

The Certified CBD Consultant (CCBDC) credential shows that you have the skills to work with clients and patients today—and entertain the research of tomorrow. You’ll gain the confidence to tailor CBD into basic health and wellness programs.

The curriculum includes:

  • 8 hour Course
  • 8 session credits (*4 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored exam: 50 multiple choice questions
  • 12 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Certified CBD Consultant)

Technical Requirements:
Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

8:00AM - 5:00PM: Accredited CBD Compliance Consultant

As the CBD industry grows, so does the need for the knowledge and skills to comply with any and all regulations surrounding it. The CBD Compliance Consultant credential will provide an in depth look at the steps and processes needed to get any CBD company in line with compliance procedures and protocols as required by the FDA and other governing bodies. This 8-hour course will highlight each phase of CBD compliance and equip you with the necessary skills to become a sought after consultant who is able provide this in need service and knowledge to any growing or existing CBD company.

The curriculum includes:

  • 8 hour Course
  • 8 Session credits (*4 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 40 multiple choice questions
  • 12 CEUs per year for renewal
Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

7:00AM - 9:00AM: Certified Flavonoid Specialist

The Certified Flavonoid Specialist (CFS) credential will give you the expertise in the newly explored world of cannabis flavonoids, their health benefits and the ability to entertain the research of tomorrow. Flavonoid Specialists are formulators, practitioners and professionals with the knowledge to design and implement custom formulations, programs and other applications of Flavonoids. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skills and professional distinction.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Certified Flavonoid Specialist)

Technical Requirements:
Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

9:30AM - 11:30AM: Certified CBD Blending Formulator

Cannabinoids are the chemical components of the cannabis plant that provide a vast array of benefits. The Certified Cannabinoid Blending Formulator (CCBF) credential provides the knowledge for you to design custom cannabinoid blends for health, wellness, and product creation. An in-depth understanding of the function and benefits of individual cannabinoids alongside the intriguing possibilities when blended together is the substance of this certification that will provide a key advantage to cannabinoid progress.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2-Hour Course
  • 4 Session credits (2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Certified Blending Formulator)

Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass the exam, after which they must retake the required course.

10:15AM - 3:15PM: A Day with Mackay: The Cannabinoid Extraction Certification

In A Day with MacKay: The Cannabinoid Extraction Certification you will receive an overview of the principles and practices of CBD extraction. The many hands on demonstrations this certification offers you will leave with an understanding of how coffee, hemp, and clothes are similar chemically and in production. You will appreciate the vast number of ways to make eggs, tea, and even cake and how you can increase your productivity with hemp and cannabis extraction. You will gain an understanding of measuring the potency at each stage of sample preparation, extraction and post-processing; possibly saving your extraction operation thousands of dollars a week.

The curriculum includes:

  • 5 hour Course
  • 4 Session credits (2 Required sessions)
  • “What Products Do Your Customers Actually Want” Lecture Series
  • “The Cutting Edge of Cannabinoid Science” Panel
  • Video Proctored Exam: 25 multiple choice questions
  • 10 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Extraction Certification)

Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass the exams, after which they must retake the required course.

12:00PM - 2:00PM: Certified Minor Phyto. Specialist

The Phytocannabinoid Chemistry & Cannabinoid Isolation Specialist (PCCIS) credential makes you a recognized expert of Phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoid Specialists are formulators, practitioners, researchers, and professionals with the knowledge to design and implement custom programs for patients, custom formulations or other applications of Phytocannabinoids. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skill and professional distinction.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 25 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal

Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

2:00PM - 4:00PM: CBD Sports Specialist

The Cannabinoid Sports Specialist (CSS) credential will give expert knowledge into the research and development of the ongoing study into the role cannabinoids can play within sports science. From increased performance to heightened recovery, cannabinoids are proving to show exciting possibilities in aiding athletes and active folks alike. A Cannabinoid Sports Specialist will possess the knowledge, insight, and ability to implement different cannabinoids into varying sports-related applications and stands to solidify themselves in a solid professional position as cannabinoids become more widely accepted in both professional and amateur sports through treatments, training and functional applications.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 Session credits (2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal

Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

4:00PM - 6:00PM: Accredited Terpene Specialist

The cannabis industry has made great breakthroughs in the understanding of the contribution of different cannabinoids to therapeutic effects of the plant.

Advances in cannabis genetics have also debunked many of the older theories of the plant, including the dichotomy on “indica” vs. “sativa.” As we enter 2020, there is a greater recognition and understanding of the importance of terpenes to the effects of cannabis, rather than strains alone.

Terpene specialists are often practitioners, formulators, and other professionals with the knowledge to better implement terpenes into their work.

With such a large array of terpenes, many of which can also be found in other plants, this course offers the in-depth knowledge required to contribute to this fascinating, and growing, niche in cannabis.

The Accredited Terpene Specialist (ATS) credential makes you a recognized expert of terpenes and their health benefits and applications. Earning this certification demonstrates advanced skill and professional distinction.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
  • Proctored exam: 25 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal (CEUs for CBDIA’s Accredited Terpene Specialist)

Technical Requirements:
Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exam, after which they must retake the required course.

9:00AM - 11:00AM: Certified CBD Pain Management

Of the many known benefits of CBD consumption and treatment, pain management may be one of the most intriguing. The CBD Pain Management Consultant credential will provide a working knowledge of the methods and manners into which CBD can be utilized to assist individuals working through pain. From common aches and pains to severe chronic issues, CBD shows considerable promise to help a variety of pain-related maladies. This 2-hour physician taught course will enable you to effectively assess those suffering through pain with suggestions and guidelines to better manage their discomfort through CBD consumption and supplementation.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 Session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal
Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

11:30AM - 1:30PM: Certified CBD Senior Care Specialist

The world of CBD is ever expanding and with this increased availability of products and the benefits they can provide comes a need for specialized focus in the industry. The Cannabinoid Senior Care Specialist credential is a 2-hour, physician taught course focused on how cannabinoids can assist with the needs of seniors in a variety of interesting and substantial ways. Learn cutting-edge research into the field of cannabinoids and directly apply this knowledge towards senior care. The valuable and progressive skills and understanding provided within this course will allow another line of care to ensure the health and happiness of the older generation.

The curriculum includes:

  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 Session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal
Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the Cannabinoid Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.

2:00PM - 4:00PM: Certified CBD Skincare Specialist

Become a key player and qualified expert in the exciting and quickly growing realm of CBD skincare products with the Certified CBD Skincare Consultant Certification. This course will take an in-depth look at all angles of this section of the industry from the most popular benefits offered by CBD skin care products to the vast potential for market growth that is on the near horizon. Learn which types of CBD skincare products are expected to increase in popularity in success over the next few years and gain a thorough understanding of the current market structure and where it is headed. Participants will also learn the ins and outs of starting their own CBD skincare line including considerations such as formulas, packaging and labeling, modes of distribution, and pricing. The world of CBD skincare is bright and full of potential and this course offers a chance to secure your shot a success within it.
The curriculum includes:
  • 2 hour Course
  • 4 session credits (*2 Required panel sessions)
  • Video Proctored Exam: 20 multiple choice questions
  • 8 CEUs per year for renewal
Technical Requirements: Renewal courses must be designated by the CBD Industry Association. Certification prospects have two opportunities to pass their exams, after which they must retake the required course.