Safe Harbor Services Certification Programs

Develop the knowledge and acquire the resources necessary to running a successful and profitable cannabis banking program by training with established industry leaders.
These certification programs are designed for banking professionals and ancillary staff.
Our July 2020 inaugural session is at capacity. Please check back for dates in the next quarter for our next certification session.
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Why Safe Harbor?

  • 5+years unparalleled cannabis banking experience
  • Program refined by 14 state and federal exams
  • Experienced cannabis banking professionals
  • Processed in excess of $5+ billion ($2.5 billion in 2019)
  • Managed portfolio of ≈ 600 accounts including licensed and ancillary accounts
  • Proven Safe Harbor program implementation with multiple banks and credit unions nationwide
  • Strong reputation for high-level compliance; working with regulators, legislators and law enforcement to ensure safety and stability

Who Should Attend?

  • Bankers and senior management looking for specialized skills
  • Board members
  • Compliance managers
  • Bank Secrecy Act Officers (BSAO)
  • Risk department staff
  • Third-party professionals (CPAs, legal team, etc.)

Objectives & Content

  • Understanding of necessary resources for a successful and profitable cannabis banking program
  • Getting started and overcoming barriers to entry
  • Cash management
  • Reporting and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) software
  • Legal and regulatory considerations
  • FinCEN (U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network)

“Safe Harbor helped us build a robust cannabis banking program from the ground up. They’ve truly seen it all, providing us with proven solutions for unchartered territory.”

— Affiliated Financial Institution

Certification Program Offerings

DAY 1 | Safe Harbor Academy

Get all the basics in this one-day overview ideal for professionals seeking an understanding of the banking opportunities offered by this exciting new industry.

No Certificate

DAY 2 | Safe Harbor Cannabis Banker Oversight Certificate

A deeper dive into the cannabis banking industry including BSA policy, resources, oversight responsibilities and program management.

Safe Harbor Cannabis Banker Oversight Certificate

DAYS 3 & 4 | Safe Harbor Cannabis Banking Certificate

Now that you know the big picture, dive into the details on what is required in a cannabis banking program to include risk mitigation, BSA monitoring and training, etc.

Safe Harbor Cannabis Banking Certificate

DAYS 5 | Affiliate Exclusive
Safe Harbor Cannabis Banking Certificate

Apply all the knowledge to automated systems to keep the program compliant at the
banker and service level.

Affiliate Exclusive
Safe Harbor Cannabis Banking Certificate

Inaugural Session: July 13-17, 2020 – FULL

The inaugural training and certification session will take place July 13-17, 2020 in Denver, CO.

Location: Double Tree by Hilton, Denver, CO.

Visit our registration page for additional details on pricing, daily agendas and logistics.

Space is limited, claim your spot today!

Please note that our inaugural session has reached capacity. Please check again soon for upcoming sessions in the next quarter.

Meet the Instructors

Sundie Seefried

Safe Harbor Services is the brainchild of Sundie Seefried, currently the CEO of Safe Harbor Services and Partner Colorado Credit Union. A 35-year veteran of the CU industry, in 2014, she saw that CRBs needed financial services and that Colorado communities would be safer if the new industry had access to banking solutions.

Amanda McComb

Amanda’s unique cannabis banking perspective started with years of hands-on industry experience. From the front line to managing the Credit Union’s greatest risk— BSA/AML practices— Amanda has served as the initial banker for the Safe Harbor Private Banking Program since 2015 and is currently Vice President of Safe Harbor Services.

Michael O’Neill

Michael brings a 360-degree view of the cannabis banking industry. His years as an Executive, Senior BSA/ Compliance Officer, Auditor, Consultant and Federal Regulator, offer attendees the keen insight needed for designing, deploying and administering marijuana-related business banking successfully.

Kimberly Seefried

As the Safe Harbor Implementation Manager, Kimberly was responsible for onboarding over 80 accounts, in three states, in the first 10 months of the program’s existence. Working closely with financial institutions involved in the Safe Harbor program, she’s responsible for servicing $75 million in monthly deposits.

Join our inaugural session July 13-17, 2020 – FULL

Please note that our inaugural session has reached capacity. Please check again soon for upcoming sessions in the next quarter.

Register Now