Enrollment is Closed for 2022 for our Certified Cannabis and Health Coach Program!
But, we have great news!
We're now offering our NEW Certified Cannabis Educator Program gives you everything you need to fully understand the cannabis plant and to effectively teach others about it. This program was designed for people who want to incorporate cannabis into their current wellness businesses and for people who want to create content (authors, bloggers, youtubers), put on workshops, and educate the public.
If you want to talk with someone about which program is right for you, you can book a free discovery call here.
In any new and developing industry, there’s always a lot of confusion about what to call things. To us, a Cannabis Coach is:
A well-trained, experienced, and Certified Health Coach who specializes in cannabis education.
Cannabis coaches are advocates for the plant and the people it can help. They're also well-informed and educated so they feel confident to answer the wide-range of questions that come your way as a cannabis professional. Additionally, cannabis coaches are coaches, who understand how to effectively support someone as they make changes in their lives.
Our Certified Cannabis Coaching Program has closed enrollment for 2022, but schedule time with us to discuss our new Certified Cannabis Educator Program, here.
CCI coaches are trained to guide and educate their clients and students around cannabis in a way that brings balance back to the endocannabinoid system. They use our signature method that combines:
- Cannabis education that focuses on healthy cannabis use and client care
- Natural health and wellness practices that are holistic and natural
- Effective coaching skills to help clients build new habits, overcome resistance, and build awareness
Yes. If you feel called to be a pioneer in your state or nation, you’re welcome to join us to become fully trained and certified. We are not lawyers and as such will never give legal advice, but will always ask that you follow local laws, even as you advocate against those policies to abolish prohibition in your area. We caution that working with clients in prohibition states and nations can raise ethical and legal dilemmas for both you and your clients, so working with a lawyer is essential to make sure you follow any restrictions as you start your business.
No. We provide training and certification to people from all around the world. Cannabis is a plant that can help on a global scale, and we’re here to support anyone who feels called to do this work.
If you’re already a yoga teacher, culinary nutritionist, health coach, massage therapist, or other health and wellness professional, you’re perfectly positioned to start helping others with cannabis by becoming a Certified Cannabis Educator.
While we don't make any claims about how many clients you'll get or the income you'll make after our programs, many students (like the ones below) start enrolling paying clients while they’re still in the program.
“My first paying client starts tomorrow!” - Gina
“Now I can celebrate my first paid client that isn't a friend or relative!” - Darlene
“I had my first Discovery Call at 1 today and now have my first paying client!” - Amy
“Woohoo, I just got another paying client!” - Stephanie
"I have completed all the training modules and homework actions. I am working with 4 clients (two starting next monday). I am going to celebrate like crazy today! This accomplishment is especially meaningful to me because of all the health issues and home issues that have popped up during the program. Thanks Corinne and Niki and all the Tribe for all your support throughout the program." - Kevin
From the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching - "Training program accreditation standards and processes require that the field concerned be of a given level of maturity. Given the relatively nascent and rapidly evolving nature of the field of health & wellness coaching, the NBHWC has established the first national standards for the approval of health & wellness coach training programs. This is a developmental step toward eventual program accreditation in the health & wellness coaching profession."
We’re also members of like the Marijuana Policy Project, and Americans for Safe Access.
Not at all. We’ve designed our curriculum so that it’s possible to enter as a beginner, but still interesting if you’re an expert. If you have limited (or no) experience with cannabis, we’ll make sure you learn everything you need to know, and nothing you don’t.
We won’t use any terminology without explaining it, and you’ll get hands on practice talking about cannabis until you’re so comfortable with it it’ll be like saying “pass the salt”.
I came into this program not knowing anything. High school was maybe my last real experience. I knew there was a lot more to it and knew the industry was moving in an interesting direction. I didn’t know if I wanted to be a health coach, I just knew this was going to be the program that had the most information.I have so much more confidence with the information and sharing it with others. - Maggie
I am pretty much an open book, as I am very new to cannabis. I am a baby boomer who believed the Reefer Madness nonsense I was taught so this information is so freeing for me. I am not happy to have been lied to, but finally all this great and helpful information is being released and is helping so many people. -Terri
We’ve had many students who have considered themselves experts who tell us the experience was very educational.
“I learned so much. I already thought I knew so much, and I learned so much.” - Joy
I just learned more about the plant in a 16 minute video than I did budtending for 2 years! - Thinacha
We also go beyond information and teach you how to facilitate transformation. You’ll learn the skills to apply what you already know to help people get healthier without overwhelming them. We’ve had students in the program who were engineers, rocket scientists and PhD’s who found the program to be educationally fulfilling.
Our courses are designed to be taken 100% online. Unlike many training programs that are scrambling to move their offerings to the web due to the coronavirus, our program was born on the internet and that’s what it was made for.
We know the ins and outs of online learning and know exactly what an online program needs to be so that you can find success in it. We built in accountability, support, and community, so even though the program is entirely virtual, it doesn’t feel robotic.
With accountability and community support built into the program, we know you can do this. We keep the vibe up, the work interesting, and the fun levels high. This isn’t the kind of program you have to drag yourself to.
Goodness no. We would never drown you in TMI. You’ll go through this program week by week. We’ve curated the content so it shows up right when you need it. This will help keep you on track and on pace to finish the program and complete the certification requirements.
In order to gain your Certified Cannabis Educator certification within the 8 week time frame, expect to spend 4-6 hours a week on the program. You have 12 months to complete the program, so if you need more time, you’ve got it.
For.ev.er. This program is a professional resource for you. You keep it forever so you can go back and grab handouts, look things up, or redo parts of the program when you need a refresher. Not only do you get to keep your program, but you’ll also get any new updates to the program. You’ll never have to enroll again to get the most up-to-date information.
Yes. We’ve had several students who didn’t personally use cannabis, but saw the benefits others were experiencing, did the research, and felt called to do this work. If you’re a health and wellness professional, your clients may already be talking to you about CBD or asking you about cannabis.
If you feel called to support other people with this medicine, but don’t feel called to use it yourself, we’re here to help you understand what your clients are going through, what they may need help with, and how to guide them through the process.
We offer a limited amount of need-based scholarships to women, veterans, BIPOC, and people who have been directly impacted by the ongoing war on drugs and who can powerfully demonstrate their commitment and vision to this work. If you believe you qualify for financial aid apply here.
In the end, only you know the answer to this question. We don’t want you to choose our program because it’s the best, but because it’s the best for you. CCI students chose us over other training programs because the training we provide and the life they want to create are in alignment.
“2 years ago, I had this realization that I needed to change my life. I was crying in the bathroom at work and I realized I wanted to help people with cannabis, but I didn’t know what that was going to look like. So I started blogging and built some of that. I budtended for awhile but that didn’t fit the bill. But now through coaching, I feel like I’m stepping into that vision for my life that I really wanted when I was crying in the bathroom.” - Heather
“These past few years I’ve been looking to make a career transition. I’ve owned my business for years, but bwasn’t doing something I was passionate about. I knew I needed to be doing something that was using my gifts; something that would impact people and change the world. Cannabis had impacted my life in such a positive way, and I knew I wanted to enter the cannabis industry, in some way that would help people. When this came up - and there have been a lot of things I considered doing - but I was like ‘I know what path I’m taking’. I made the decision on the spot, and I’ve never done that. But it was just such a good fit for everything I’m passionate about.” - Linnea
If you have any other questions, we’re here to help you decide whether our program is a good fit. No pushiness or gimmicks. Just answers and support.
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