The Dutch Competence Cannabis Chain Foundation (SVCK) aims to increase competency within the cannabis chain by providing education within the cannabis chain, acting as an examining body for obtaining various certificates of professional competence, and managing its own register, which is used to determine whether one or several certificates of professional competence have been obtained.
The foundation organizes training programs, lectures, projects, and activities.
Education for coffee shop employees is a current subject. The society requires educated coffee shop employees with knowledge of the facts who can, for example, point out possible health hazards to their customers, refuse to sell cannabis in certain cases, and offer instructional material.
For this, SVCK has developed the Competency Cannabis Salesman Training Program together with a number of leading partners.