Cannabis Banking Certification

Paul Dunford
  • Live Session
  • Certification
From $299.00
  • January 18, 2022, 2:00 pm   EST
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after each live presentation.

Cannabis banking expert Paul Dunford will guide you through information-packed sessions filled with immediate action items. You will learn how to support a cannabis banking program in your institution while limiting risk and maintaining legal compliance.

By registering for this discounted certification program, your contact information will be shared with Paul Dunford.

Benefits of Certification

  • Understand the legal parameters of serving the cannabis industry
  • Expand your customer base to this lucrative sector
  • Evaluate and mitigate risk
  • Demonstrate your knowledge
  • Advance your career
Tuesday, January 18 - Friday, January 21, 2022; 2 PM Eastern
4 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period

Training Overview

Earn your Cannabis Banking Certification. Master the laws and risks of serving this lucrative industry.

The House approved a bill allowing financial institutions to do business with cannabis companies without fear of penalty. This legislation is an essential step toward helping you serve this $17 billion market.

The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act is gaining traction under the Biden administration. This bill is intended to improve access to banking services for state-legal cannabis businesses.

All financial institutions will likely be thrown into the cannabis banking fray in the near future. You need to understand the implications, risks, and rewards of serving this fast-growing industry. Your institution must immediately develop policies and practices that can grow with the legal cannabis landscape.

Our Cannabis Banking Certification program will enable you to:

  • Understand the legal parameters of serving the cannabis industry
  • Expand your customer base to this lucrative sector
  • Evaluate and mitigate risk
  • Demonstrate your knowledge
  • Advance your career

Gain insight through our comprehensive four-session program and earn a prestigious professional designation awarded by Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions and BankersWeb.

Cannabis Banking Certification

Webinar 1: Cannabis Banking Fundamentals

  • Decoding cannabis basics and jargon
    • Cannabis, marijuana, and hemp
  • Defining cannabis-related businesses
  • State regulatory programs
  • Federal banking guidance
  • Proposed federal legislation

Webinar 2: Evaluating Risk

  • Identifying categories of risk
  • Assessing risk to the financial institution
  • Risk rating cannabis-related businesses (CRBs)
  • Monitoring account activity
  • FinCEN reporting requirements

Webinar 3: Business Objectives

  • Understanding the cannabis market
  • Products, services, and account fees
  • Lending considerations
  • Costs to the financial institution: manual programs vs. automation
  • Market outreach and finding the "good" CRBs

Webinar 4: Effectively Managing The Risks

  • Basic workflows:
    • Account onboarding
    • Cash logistics
    • Account monitoring
  • Meeting examiner expectations
  • Case studies and best practices

Who Should Attend?

  • Board members

  • Presidents and CEOs

  • CFOs

  • Compliance and risk officers

  • Branch operations managers

  • Business development teams

  • Lending officers

  • Senior leadership teams

  • BSA compliance officers

  • Branch operations staff

  • Business development staff

  • Lawyers

  • Auditors

  • Examiners

  • Chief risk officers

Expert Presenter

Paul Dunford

  • Co-founder of Green Check Verified
  • Director of program development
  • Oversees the development and management of compliance programs
  • Experienced solution and deployment/support architect who has lead enterprise-scale digital transformation and mobile enablement initiatives across retail, healthcare, and education


Employers particularly appreciate BankersWeb certifications because they represent definitive confirmation of the mastery of the subject area.

Please follow these steps to earn your certification:

  • Attend all the training sessions in their entirety.
  • Gain access to the final exam at the conclusion of the last session.
  • Take the final exam and receive a score of 80% or better.   

If you have any questions about the certification process, please get in touch with us.

We look forward to your participation!

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