ALM Global announces cannabis specialist designation

Coursework to be regularly updated to reflect fast-changing industry

ALM Global announces cannabis specialist designation


By Ryan Smith

ALM Global has announced the launch of the Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist (CICS) designation.

The CICS designation is being developed by ALM’s subject-matter experts and thought leaders in conjunction with insurance, legal and cannabis industry authorities, ALM said. The coursework for the designation is regularly updated to reflect the continually evolving cannabis industry.

“As marijuana legalization increases across the US, we wanted to create a professional designation that would benefit anyone serving or working in the ever-evolving cannabis industry,” said Molly Miller, ALM chief content officer. “The coursework is focused on providing an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities businesses face daily.”

According to ALM, the CICS is the most complete professional learning program available for insurance industry professionals, as well as growers, suppliers, manufacturers, dispensaries and others seeking to master the subject of cannabis coverage.

The six-course curriculum will enhance insurance professionals’ knowledge and skill related to the cannabis business. Those who complete the designation will gain insights into how the following relate to the cannabis industry:

  • Insurance
  • Risk management
  • Claims
  • Real estate
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Banking

The courses are also available individually for those seeking information on a specific area of the cannabis sector.

For more information on the CICS designation, visit ALM’s CICS webpage.

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