2 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

About the Program

This one-year graduate certificate program is the first of its kind in Ontario. With the increase in cannabis product commercialization, there has been a growing demand for regulation and quality assurance experts. In this program, you will develop the knowledge and expertise to grade and maintain product quality in a highly regulated industry. Your learning will include interpreting and understanding regulatory standards governed by the Cannabis Act and Regulations. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to seek careers in cannabis regulation or quality assurance in medical or cannabis production organizations.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Preparing and managing quality documents and records
  • Analyzing clinical data
  • Developing components of a quality manual
  • Applying quality assurance frameworks
  • Mitigating risks for an organization
  • Supporting security system oversight
  • Supporting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the manufacturing and distribution of various cannabis products

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model

  January May September
Year 1 Semester 1 Work Term Semester 2


Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Scientific Writer and Reviewer