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Writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) For Cannabis

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) For Cannabis

Course Outline

This course reviews the regulatory requirements (GMP/GLP and Cannabis Regulations) of SOPs and their role in License Producer’s operations. It then launches into a series of topics, interactive exercises and group discussion on how to write effective SOPs and manage and maintain this critical documentation system.

The workshop emphasizes practical issues such as:

  • The benefits of SOPs
  • The logical approach to defining the SOPs procedure
  • List of SOPs required for Licensed Producer or Establishment Licensing
  • Writing SOPs
  • Critiquing an example of a badly written SOPs
  • Applying learned techniques to a specific task and writing a SOPs

The course provides ample opportunities for group discussions, case studies and exercises. It enables participants to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the Health Canada’s and other regulatory agencies’ expectations.

  1. Overview of Regulatory Requirements (GMP and Cannabis Regulations)
  2. The role of SOPs in Quality Documentation systems
  3. SOPs List
  4. SOPs Maintenance
  5. Designing an SOPs Template
  6. SOPs writing and Ensuring the Flow of the Document
  7. Writing Tips for a Concise, Unambiguous Document
  8. SOPs as a training tool
  9. The Change Control System related to SOPs


November 6, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


AAPS Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4R4 Canada