Certification Details

Training Time: 3:00 Hours (Average)

Enrollment Duration: 90-Day Access

Credential Issued: Badge & Certificate

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EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

Authorized: Green CulturED has been approved by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide our Worker Protection Standard (WPS) (Approval: #XXXXX) that aims to reduce pesticide injuries in cannabis cultivation operations.

Our Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Certification provides cannabis-specific guidance to meet the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) training compliance requirements for cultivation operations with WPS rules. All cultivation workers must be trained on the WPS compliance requirements if a pesticide used during horticulture has an “Agricultural Use Requirements” on the product label.

Every pesticide label will contain requirements for its training, decontamination, notification, and emergency assistance. In addition, this label will provide specific instructions and exceptions about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required, notification of workers, and restricted-entry intervals. This WPS certification is required for all agricultural workers in the United States – including all owners or supervisors – for farms, forests, greenhouses, or nurseries where pesticides are used on any type of agricultural plant production (including cannabis cultivation).

This cannabis-specific WPS certification goes into even greater detail on how to protect industry workers since several pesticide products used by cultivation operations will have an “Agricultural Use Requirements” label. You will know if any specific product is covered by the WPS if you see the following statement in the “Directions for Use” section of the pesticide labeling area called “Agricultural Use Requirements”. When that’s the case, workers must abide by the WPS standards and any additional safety requirements that go beyond all the EPA compliance.

All “Agricultural Workers” and “Pesticide Handlers” must receive training every year on pesticide safety before they begin working and employers must keep training records for a minimum of two (2) years. Learn how this WPS requirement includes pesticides used on plants and soil or even growing mediums plants are cultivated in (“General Use” and “Restricted Use” pesticides are covered by the WPS). Our certification utilizes EPA-approved materials, training will be delivered through training videos, and must be delivered in a language they can understand.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Micro-Learning Format

  • Time: 3:00 Hours (Average)
  • Video: 2 Self-Paced Training
  • Resources: 2 eBooks (PDF)
  • Glossary: EPA Legal Terms
  • Assessment: 2 Quizzes
  • Grade: 70%+ Required
  • Display: Badge & Certificate
  • Validity: 1-Year Renewal
  • Language: English (CC)
  • Enrollment: 90-Day Access
  • Format: On-Demand Video
  • Authorized: EPA-Approved

Core Curriculum

We’re Authorized by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to Deliver Our Cannabis-Specific Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Program.

Worker Protection Standard

More than 2,000,000+ agricultural workers (non-cannabis) who must complete this training yearly that comprises of two (2) major groups covered by the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) which requires “Pesticide Handlers” and “Agricultural Workers” mandated by the EPA’s requirements.

Training Time: 0:00 Hours (Average)

eBook Resource: 00 Pages (PDF File)

Final Assessment: 20 Questions (70%+)

WPS Cannabis-Specific

The purpose of the WPS is to protect agricultural cannabis industry workers from pesticides and their residues. If the pesticide label that you are applying includes “Agricultural Use Requirements”, workers must be trained on the requirements of the protection standards.

Training Time: 0:00 Hours (Average)

eBook Resource: 00 Pages (PDF File)

Final Assessment: 20 Questions (70%+)

Micro-Learning Experience

Engaging & Interactive Training

  • Access to all micro-learning videos, each is filled with engaging videos & digital materials created by leading EXPERTS who do this every day in the cannabis industry.

Supplemental Learning Activities

  • Downloadable resources & access activities anytime from any device or via our Mobile App to complete your training anywhere & even 100% offline (NO Internet is required).

Knowledge Assessment Quiz

  • Assessments are at the very end of every micro-learning module so you'll need to ACHIEVE a grade of at least 70% to assess & validate your cannabis industry knowledge.

Digital Certificates & Badges

  • Upon passing, instantly receive your digital certificate(s) and/or badge(s) that acknowledges your accomplishment & DISPLAY your knowledge on LinkedIn to build credibility.

Responsive Support Team

  • You’ll see we’re quite different by how our team provides a thoughtful, HUMAN response to all your inquiries in two (2) hours or less (during Monday – Friday business hours).

Members-Only Community

  • You'll join our EXCLUSIVE member community, where we'll help you build a network with professionals in the cannabis industry & alert you to opportunities that fit your skillset.

Accreditation & Authorization

Our "Claim-to-Fame" is Being The "Most Accredited (or Authorized)" Training Provider in The Industry to ENSURE What We Do Actually Meets All Those Cannabis Regulator Requirements.

Colorado MED

We're authorized by Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) to deliver our entire Responsible Vendor, Cannabis Delivery, Hospitality & Social Consumption required training.

MED Authorized

Massachusetts CCC

We've been authorized by the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) in Massachusetts state to provide the Basic & Advanced Responsible Vendor Training Curriculum that is required.

CCC Authorized

Illinois IDFPR

We're authorized by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide their state-required Responsible Vendor compliance training for handling cannabis.

IDFPR Authorized

West Virginia OMC

Authorized by West Virginia's Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) where the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) has authorized our state-required industry education certification.

OMC Authorized

Alaska AMCO

Authorized by Alaska's Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) to deliver our entire Marijuana Handler Permit training that is required for all of the state's licensed establishment agents.

AMCO Authorized
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Federal OSHA

Authorized Outreach Trainers for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to provide Department of Labor (DOL) 10/30-Hour Card via our recognized Authorized OSHA Trainer team.

OSHA Authorized


Authorized by Utah Department of Agricultural & Food (UDAF) has authorized as a 3rd-party training program provider to certify all of the medical cannabis agents that are required to be compliant.

Utah Authorized

Washington DOH

Authorized by Washington's Department of Health (DOH) to provide their medical cannabis consultant training program that is required in all licensed retail stores with a medical endorsement.

Washington Authorized

Washington DC DOH

We're authorized by Washington D.C.'s Department of Health (DOH) to deliver their medical cannabis industry certification that will be required for every manager of licensed facilities in the district.

District Authorized

Ohio BOP

Authorized by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy (BOP) as a foundational dispensary & continuing education to certify all employees that are required to be compliant in the state's medical cannabis industry.

Ohio Authorized

Vermont CCB

Authorized by the Vermont Cannabis Control Board (CCB) as an authorized trainer of customer-facing employees of retail cannabis establishments in the state to legally sell products to consumers.

Vermont Authorized


We're authorized by Maryland's Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) to deliver their Cannabis Dispensary Agent Training (CDAT) as a responsible training provider that's required to be compliant.

Maryland Authorized

Federal EPA

Authorized Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Trainers for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide their compliance training to "Agricultural Workers" & "Pesticide Handlers" employees.

EPA Authorized

NCIA Association

We're a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) who's a top-notch non-profit that's always advancing the interests of our cannabis & how they're supporting our economy.

NCIA Member

SHRM Membership

As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) which is a professional membership association that promotes the role of Human Resources (HR) via education.

SHRM Member