MCIA Certified Caregiver

MCIA’s Certified Caregiver Program
is designed for caregivers who cultivate on behalf of patients.

Benefits of the MCIA Caregiver
Certification:

  • Valuable Lifelong Caregiver Certification.
  • Access to legal forms and documents.
  • Verified cannabis cultivation and caregiving knowledge.
  • Connect with other Missouri Certified Caregivers.
  • Certified Distinguished Caregiver level certification option.
  • Certificate Applicants receive one month MCIA trial membership.

MCIA’s Certified Caregiver Program

It’s no secret Missouri’s medical cannabis industry is ready to explode with opportunities. Becoming certified as a medical marijuana caregiver can help you stand head and shoulders above a crowded field of self-proclaimed experts.

That’s why MCIA is offering a valued industry caregiver certification. Medical cannabis patients can be assured that a MCIA Certified Caregiver is competent, qualified, and a skilled professional who knows the law and honors patients’ rights. Over 40,000 new Missouri medical cannabis patients are searching for knowledgeable caregivers who can provide them with quality medicine, cultivated with care, while staying in compliance. You should be one of those caregivers.

This certification program is designed specifically for Missouri caregivers who intend to cultivate on behalf of patients. However, the MCIA Caregiver Certifiate will be an important credential used by the Missouri Cannabis Industry to gauge your basic level of competency for an entry level commercial cultivator or dispensary agent. That could increase your marketability for any cannabis-related industry job.

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Despite the emphasis on cultivation, a full one-third of the knowledge requirements are directly related to caring for the patient.

Earning the MCIA Caregiver Certificate will give your patients the assurance that you have a thorough understanding of your responsibility to serve patients’ care needs and protect patients’ legal rights. Our goal is to create a program that encourages a culture of mentorship and education where certificate holders feel compelled to ‘bring up’ others who also wish to become caregiver-cultivators.

A free self-study guide is available to help participants keep costs low. You also have the option to employ the help of an online mentor, or educator. Exams were built by a group of experienced patients, caregivers, and health care providers. MCIA will maintain a list of education providers as they come online with courses.

Foundational Certification Track

The first level of MCIA Caregiver Certification requires passing two exams in order to apply for certification.

Exam A $35.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Exam B $20.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Application $99.00

Up to $24 discount for qualifying MCIA Annual Members
Purchase

Membership

Applicants for Foundational Certification will receive a complimentary one-month trial Individual Membership. Become a member before applying to enjoy significant discounts.

Study Guide

Yours FREE! A comprehensive study guide is available for self study.
Download

 

Advanced Certification Track

The second level of MCIA Caregiver Certification requires passing three exams in order to apply for certification.

Exam A $35.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Exam B $20.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Advanced Exam $55.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Application $199.00

Up to $49 discount for qualifying MCIA Annual Members
Purchase

Membership

Applicants for Advanced Certification will receive a complimentary one-month trial Individual Membership. Become a member before applying to enjoy significant discounts.

Study Guide

Yours FREE! A comprehensive study guide is available for self study.
Download

Distinguished Certification Track

The final level of MCIA Caregiver Certification requires passing three exams and completing 1 year of documented giveback as an Advanced Caregiver in order to apply for certification.

Exam A $35.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Exam B $20.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Advanced Exam $55.00

15% MCIA member discount available.
Purchase

Application $249.00

Up to $61 off for current MCIA Annual Members.
Purchase

Membership

Applicants for Distinguished Certification will receive a complimentary one-month trial Individual Prime Membership. Become a member before applying to enjoy significant discounts.

Study Guide

Yours FREE! A comprehensive study guide is available for self study.
Download

Additional Information

Renewals will be required every other year with no additional tests. Renewal applicants in good standing who meet all of the requirements will pay 50% of the cost for the original certification application and receive MCIA discount membership.

An established committee of patients, caregivers, and health care providers will determine ongoing renewal requirements for the certification.
Applicants may apply for the next level at any time provided the prerequisites are met. For example, a Foundational Certified Caregiver may apply for the Advanced Certification once they have passed the Advanced Exam. You will not need to retake Exam A and Exam B.  Alternately, you may skip the Foundational level and immediately become an Certified Advanced Caregiver.

There is no need to retake any exam once 80% mastery is demonstrated.

Discounts:

  • A 15% discount code is available to all MCIA Members
  • MCIA Individual (Annual) members will receive an additional 10% off application and renewal fees.
  • MCIA Prime (Annual) members will receive an additional 25% off application and renewal fees.

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Manage Your Certified Caregiver Account

MCIA Certified Caregiver Program registered members can access their account at the following links. You can purchase exams, manage applications, and update your profile by accessing the following links:

Our MCIA Certified Caregiver Program team is always available via email to answer any of your questions about the program. Click here: Caregiver@mocia.org

MCIA Membership

The MCIA Certified Caregiver Program is one of the many new initiatives of the Missouri Cannabis Industry Association. MCIA has a new and experienced leadership team equally focused on patients and businesses, not just profits. The Missouri Cannabis Industry Association wants to provide an open and fair opportunity for everyone to participate in our industry. We’re excited to be the only association to now serve as a platform for the cannabis business community, allied organizations, patients, and caregivers. Let’s work together for better opportunities with an Adult Use initiative. Consider joining MCIA. Once you apply to take the Foundation Certification, MCIA will extend the offer of a trial membership for one month.

For additional information on joining MCIA please use our Membership Contact Form below, or you can email the Membership Director Amanda Goff with your questions. membership@MoCIA.org

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Membership dues are non-refundable. MCIA will never share members’ personal contact or payment information with any other parties without written consent.

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