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National Cannabis Risk Management Academy

 *Coming 2023

Professional Cannabis Risk Manager Certification

NCRM Academy offers the Professional Cannabis Risk Manager Certification online. Covering a range of subjects such as occupational safety & health, compliance, medical cannabis, and talent optimization, our certification prepares students for the many risks of cannabis operations. Instructed by subject matter experts that are recognized and respected in their particular fields and the cannabis industry.

If you are a cannabis professional, or an aspiring professional, navigating your way into or through the industry, adding this designation can significantly boost your career prospects. Becoming a Professional Cannabis Risk Manager – commonly known as a PCRM – is a worthwhile goal as you plan your career.

Whether you are an experienced cannabis operator, compliance professional, safety professional, insurance broker, or if you are just beginning your career being a PCRM will make you stand out, in a crowded industry, and show your breadth and depth of knowledge in managing the numerous risks found in cannabis operations. Separate yourself from the crowd and show your current or future employer you are dedicated to keeping cannabis businesses safe and successful.

Becoming a NCRMA Member is a GREAT way to SAVE on the PCRM Certification – AND get additional benefits!

Professional Cannabis Risk Manager Certification


  • 33 courses
  • 6 areas of focus
  • 26+ Hours of Education
  • 14 Contributing Educators
  • PCRM Online Exam
  • Certificate of completion

Certification valid for 12 months. Must complete (5) approved Continued Education courses from the NCRM Academy annually to maintain certification in good standing. Courses must be completed within 12 months of purchase.

NCRM Academy offerings are designed to keep members up to date on relevant topics and provide insights that can be applied to your cannabis business. With new courses being developed regularly at the direction of our members, our goal is to provide risk education to cannabis companies from experts across the industry.

Expand your industry knowledge and expertise through our dynamic course offerings

Cannabis Occupational Safety and Health 

Direct and indirect costs related to worker injury can be very expensive. Protect your most important assets, your workers, with courses designed and developed to keep workers safe.


Cannabis Ergonomics

At the NCRMA, our view on ergonomic risks is a priority. We support businesses and their employees by helping them create best practices and safe workplaces. These courses are designed to educate employers and their valued employees on:

  • Injuries associated with ergonomic hazards from repetitive motions
  • Identify hazard controls and ergonomic processes for operations
  • Develop optimal workflows
  • Introduce best practices and mitigation strategies for ergonomic risks in the cannabis industry.
  • Worker’s Rights

Cannabis Product Safety

Product contamination is one of the major issues in the industry and if unchecked, can be detrimental to individual businesses and the industry as a whole. These courses are designed to help keep cannabis products safe at every step of the process and ultimately deliver a safe product to the customer.


Cannabis Talent Optimization

The biggest risk in the cannabis industry comes from your employees. Having the right people in the right roles can make or break your business. Low morale and disgruntled employees can post the biggest risks in the cannabis industry. These courses are designed to help organizations develop a well-balanced and high functioning team.


Cannabis Compliance

The cannabis industry is especially unique with the complexity of its rules and regulations. For businesses to succeed in this industry, they must adhere to complex and sometimes confusing rules that are ever-changing. These courses were developed to give you both a broad and specific understanding of the regulators and rules governing the industry.


Medical Cannabis

One of the greatest tragedies of prohibition is that benefits of cannabis have not been understood by science. Advent Academy and The Doctors Knox have developed world class medical courses to inform everyone from budtenders to doctors on the benefits of cannabinoids and the medical uses of this plant.


Cannabis Business and Cost Reduction Planning

Understanding the fundamentals of risk management and insurance as they pertain to the cannabis industry is imperative to establish a sustainable business. These courses are developed to give operators, consultants, and risk managers the skills to mitigate risk in this industry. These courses are a requirement in completing your Risk Management Certification.


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