Oaksterdam Launches BUDTENDING LIVE – Certification Course Offered in Real Time for the First Time
By Bethany Moore
January 3, 2022
/ Education

Oaksterdam Launches BUDTENDING LIVE – Certification Course Offered in Real Time for the First Time



Wensdy Von Buskirk 

Oaksterdam University Communication Specialist 


(734) 658-8893 


Certification Course Offered in Real Time for the First Time 

OAKLAND, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2021) — Oaksterdam University, America’s first cannabis college, is proud to announce we will offer our Budtending Certification Program LIVE, online in real time for the first time this spring. Registration is open now for the virtual four-week course, which begins March 16, 2022. Students who complete the course will get skilled and certified for a Budtending career. 

Oaksterdam coined the term “budtender” and has long offered the most comprehensive cannabis education available for this important job. Budtending is a great way to enter the fast-growing cannabis industry, and this course offers everything students need to know to land a job, increase their skills, or pivot into a new career. 

Developed by leading experts, OU’s Budtending Certification Program offers an introduction to cannabis cultivation and extraction with a background in cannabis history, law and advocacy. We examine the breadth of cannabis cultivars and products on the market, along with how they affect the body. We also highlight customer relations, and areas unique to cannabis retail including product handling, security and patient safety. 

Classes meet for two hours once a week for four weeks, March 16-April 6. Students who complete the course leave with an Oaksterdam University Budtending Certification, respected industry-wide. OU also offers our Budtending Certification Self-Paced, for those who wish to complete the course online at their own pace. 

3630 High St #19271 • Oakland, CA 94619 • 510-251-1544 • oaksterdamuniversity.com

To learn more about our Budtending Certification Program or to schedule an interview, contact OU Communication Specialist Wensdy Von Buskirk, wensdy@oaksterdamuniversity.com


Oaksterdam University, America’s first cannabis college, has been the forerunner in providing the highest quality training to people interested in a career in the cannabis industry. OU’s faculty is composed of professionals, academics, and subject matter experts who have taught over 50,000 OU alumni from over 40 countries. 

Oaksterdam offers live virtual semester and self-paced courses including The Business of Cannabis, Horticulture, Budtending Certification Program™, Commercial Extraction and Manufacturing, and more. With roots going 25 years deep, OU is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community, industry, regulators, and government. Visit OaksterdamUniversity.com 


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