TēCA raises the bar for cannabis-related trainers and course developers with IAS accreditation
The ēLearn Cannabis Academy (TēCA), a division of the ēLearn Academy, is the first cannabis-related training and curriculum development organization to be accredited through the International Accreditation Service (IAS) Training Provider and Training Course Developers (AC371) program.
TēCA’s mission is to provide the cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) industries with a “Gold Standard” learning experience through IAS-accredited courses that are available 24/7/365 online. The TēCA certificate credential, earned by trainees after passing an online proctored exam, will recognize and validate an individual’s qualifications to work in the cannabis and CBD industries and enhance their legitimacy and professionalism.
When asked about the importance of accreditation, Robert Cochrane, chief learning architect for the eēLearn Academy said, “Legitimate accreditation is the future of the industry. Training, education and credentialing are vital to providing greater professionalism, consistency and standardization in the cannabis and CBD industries. Our goal is to prepare knowledgeable cannabis dispensary technicians by providing the most comprehensive and detailed employee training program available anywhere. To accomplish this goal, we need to ensure that TēCA credentialed customers are qualified, and our curricula meets, and even exceeds, regulatory and recognized standards.”
The IAS Accreditation Criteria for Training Providers and Training Course Developers (AC371) requires training agencies to demonstrate competence, both in the way of qualified trainers and curriculums. The comprehensive accreditation process requires an evaluation of the training agency’s corporate structure, facilities, staffing, curriculum, program development and administration. The IAS approach aims to ensure that accredited training programs prepare trainees to be efficient and competent to meet the needs of industry, regulators and consumers. It strengthens the professional and academic reputation of training programs.
Dr. George Anastasopoulos, IAS vice president of global development and compliance, welcomed TēCA’s AC371 accreditation as the first of its kind that solely focuses on the training and curriculum development for the cannabis sector, setting an international benchmark and a best-practice model.
“The TēCA certificate will enhance the professional recognition of a person’s qualifications to work in the cannabis and CBD industries,” he added.