ASTM WK73703

    New Guide for Vocational Certification Programs within the Cannabis/Hemp Industry

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D37.06 | Committee D37 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This guide provides best practice information to certificate issuers for administering certification programs within the cannabis industry. It will include requirements for both the entity issuing the certificate and requirements for the specific certificate programs for which it issues certificates. It provides a foundation for the recognition or accreditation, or both, of a specific entity to issue a specific certificate or certificates to individuals after successful completion of a certificate program. It addresses best practices pertaining to certification of individuals and the implementation of education or training programs. The use of the term cannabis within this guide includes all hemp and hemp products.


    8.1Cannabis; certificate; certificate program; body of knowledge, vocational credentials, continuing education; accreditation; credentialing; education; learning; training


    As the Cannabis Industry continues to grow, it plays a significant larger role in the global economy. Because of the regulatory nature of the industry, the need for certified professionals within the industry becomes increasingly imperative. The current cannabis industry reflects a global environment where best practices can be standardized through training and certifications for common vocational activities would benefit and help standardize the industry. To administrate the certifications, empowered bodies shall administer their respective accreditation/certification programs following the standards defined within this practice. This guide represents an attempt to standardize the certification process within the industry, thereby assuring best practices and high-quality value relative to the certifications a certifying entity may provide.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Cary Black

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