FAQs

What are the starting dates for the UIS CAPE cannabis certificate programs?

New starts are available in August, & October 2021, with six more starts coming in 2022.

All programs will commence on the following dates:

– List of Intend Start Dates –
What is the registration deadline?

Students can register until the last day of the first week of a given course, i.e. for courses beginning on August 23, students may register through August 29. However, we recommend registering prior to the start date of the course.

Are UIS CAPE cannabis certificate programs designed for students to work at their own pace?

Yes, but with some structure. New course material is made available weekly for the duration of each program. Student study is primarily asynchronous (i.e. you may study at a time suitable for yourself). Students are required to pass online tests to progress through the program. You may “catch up” at your own speed, however you cannot progress through the course faster than the weekly release of new content.

How long does the program take to complete?

Each non-credit certificate consists of three eight-week courses. The certificate takes approximately six months in total to complete.

How much time should I expect to devote to the program?

Students should expect to dedicate 8-15 hours per week to adequately interact and complete coursework in the certificate program.

What type of qualification is associated with the UIS CAPE cannabis certificate programs?

Students who successfully complete each program will receive a certificate of completion from UIS CAPE.

Are scholarships or financial aid available for UIS CAPE cannabis certificate programs?

UIS CAPE cannabis certificates are non-credit, so they are not eligible for federal aid.

Why Green Flower?

University of Illinois Springfield CAPE has partnered with cannabis education platform Green Flower Media to produce credible cannabis certificates. Green Flower’s content curriculum features trusted information and perspectives from industry-leading cannabis professionals, delivered in a format designed using best-in-class learning practices.