The PBC Cannabis Banking Certification Program was developed to assist bankers and compliance professionals in establishing a standardized baseline of knowledge around cannabis banking to help continue meeting the growing demand for qualified cannabis banking talent required by the industry.

The PBC Level I Certificate course is now live. This marks the inaugural course in the PBC Cannabis Banking Certification Program, initially introduced at PBC Conference 2023. The Level I course is an online, self-paced program offered at $149. For more information and enrollment, please visit

Level I Course content includes:

  • Cannabis Legalization History
  • Cannabis Industry Terminology
  • Foundational Guidance documents for Cannabis Banking
  • Key Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Regulations applicable to Cannabis Banking
  • Taxes and Bankruptcy
  • PBC Cannabis Banking Ecosystem

The PBC Level I Certificate is designed for banking and compliance professionals keen on grasping the foundational concepts of cannabis banking and compliance. It serves as the pre-requisite to the advanced PBC Level II Certificate and the prestigious PBC Certified Cannabis Banking Professional designation.

Bankers and compliance professionals are encouraged to join the growing PBC Community and stay engaged with the latest cannabis banking trends and insights at the annual PBC Conference in Washington, D.C.

The 5th annual PBC Conference will be held on September 4-5, 2024, and will bring together 500+ industry executives and government regulators for two days of panel sessions, keynotes, exhibitors, lunch, and networking happy hours.

For more information:
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