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The purpose of the Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training course is to provide a 100% online instructional experience for individuals seeking to complete a cannabis vending certificate program course. The education acquired in this course provides the cannabis industry with more qualified employees, which helps ensure compliance along the entire cannabis supply chain. We have designed our course to be affordable and effective, ensuring each student is properly trained in cannabis vending.

This training is designed for individuals who sell, handle or transport cannabis for a dispensary or retail store. This includes cannabis salespersons, transporters, managers and other vendors who must complete ANSI-accredited training to work in the cannabis industry.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can instantly download your certificate of completion. Your certificate will remain valid for one year after the issue date.

Our course accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) proves to employers that your training satisfies the highest standards of quality. You'll learn about applicable laws, regulations and industry standards for safe and legal cannabis sales.

This online Responsible Cannabis Vendor Training program received ANSI accreditation under ASTM D8403-21, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs within the Cannabis and Hemp Industries.

About ANSI-Accredited Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training

The Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training course prepares budtenders and other retail employees to sell cannabis products safely and legally in a tightly regulated industry.

Earning your ANSI-accredited Cannabis Responsible Vendor certificate online is fast and convenient. The course includes two hours of learning and a final exam that you have up to 180 minutes to complete.

Course topics include:

  • Cannabis Laws and Regulations in the United States
  • Effects of Cannabis on the Human Body
  • Safety Concerns Related to Cannabis Use
  • Performing Responsible Cannabis Sales
  • Health and Safety Standards in the Cannabis Industry
  • Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Requirements
  • Cannabis Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Cannabis Transport Requirements

As the cannabis industry continues to gain traction, the job market for budtenders, dispensary employees and other cannabis vendors is becoming increasingly competitive. Having the proper training can set you apart from other applicants and increase your opportunities.

According to Business News Daily, "the cannabis industry is a multibillion-dollar business that's poised to grow rapidly as new markets open and more states legalize medical and adult-use programs."

Whether you are a new entrant to the cannabis industry or a dispensary owner seeking training for your team, this program provides an ANSI-accredited certificate that is nationally and internationally recognized as a sign of quality training. You can learn more about the benefits of ANSI-accredited cannabis programs on the ANSI website.

Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training Outline

The ANSI-accredited Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training course covers eight modules on cannabis laws, safe and legal sales, industry requirements for cannabis vendors and more.

Upon completion of the course, you'll be prepared to:

  • Recall laws and regulations related to the sale and use of cannabis
  • Discuss the health effects of cannabis use
  • Identify signs of impairment and appropriate intervention techniques
  • List proper methods for assisting customers, checking ID and preventing illegal sales
  • Explain health, safety and packaging standards for cannabis distribution and retail sales
  • Outline the seed-to-sale distribution and recordkeeping process for cannabis
  • Describe best practices related to cannabis product delivery and retail sales

You can find a complete overview of each course module below.


Module 1: Cannabis Legislation in the United States

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Lawful sales and use
  • State vs. federal law
  • Legal recreational use
  • Legal medicinal use
  • Decriminalized states
  • Dispensaries vs. retail locations

Learning objectives include:

  • Summarize U.S. laws that regulate the sales and use of cannabis
  • Compare laws and regulations for dispensaries and retail establishments

Module 2: Effects of Cannabis on the Human Body

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • The physical and mental effects of cannabis use
  • Short- and long-term effects
  • Effects of cannabis on pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Interactions with other substances

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the physical and mental effects of cannabis consumption on the human body
  • Explain the risks of mixing cannabis with other substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications or illegal drugs

Module 3: Safety Concerns Related to Cannabis Use

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Signs of impairment
  • Unintentional consumption and overconsumption
  • Preventing accidental consumption or overconsumption
  • Driving under the influence of cannabis
  • General DUI laws and penalties
  • Impaired driving prevention

Learning objectives include:

  • Recognize signs of impairment caused by cannabis use
  • Recall appropriate intervention techniques for handling unintentional consumption or overconsumption of cannabis
  • Summarize U.S. laws related to driving under the influence of cannabis

Module 4: Responsible Retail Sales

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Responsible selling practices
  • Cannabis product knowledge
  • Medical cannabis products
  • Lower-dose cannabis products
  • Steps for checking ID
  • Identifying counterfeit IDs
  • Observing customers
  • Preventing illegal sales

Learning objectives include:

  • Determine methods for assisting and advising customers purchasing cannabis
  • Identify types of valid identification for age verification
  • Describe how to check identification properly to prevent underage sales

Module 5: Health and Safety Standards in the Cannabis Industry

Topics covered in Module 5 include:

  • Health and safety standards
  • Personal hygiene and prohibited actions
  • Cannabis facilities
  • Safe storage of cannabis
  • Sanitation of workplace
  • Waste handling and disposal

Learning objectives include:

  • List health and safety standards concerning the personal hygiene of staff
  • List protective clothing provided by employers
  • Explain health and safety standards related to the storage of cannabis products, as well as sanitation and waste management standards for cannabis-handling facilities

Module 6: Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Requirements

Topics covered in Module 6 include:

  • Cannabis packaging requirements
  • Cannabis labeling requirements
  • Labeling and packaging materials
  • Exit packaging
  • Child-resistant and tamper-evident packaging
  • Warning labels and labeling protocols

Learning objectives include:

  • Explain sustainability, tracking and security requirements for cannabis packaging
  • List labeling requirements for cannabis packaging, including product information, nutrition and warning labels

Module 7: Cannabis Supply Chain and Recordkeeping

Topics covered in Module 7 include:

  • Cannabis retail distribution
  • Supply chain
  • Inventory tracking regulations
  • Records management
  • Records inventory list
  • Patient records

Learning objectives include:

  • Discuss the stages of the cannabis seed-to-sale supply chain
  • Recall regulations related to inventory tracking and recordkeeping

Module 8: Cannabis Product Transport

Topics covered in Module 8 include:

  • Best practices for cannabis transport
  • Transport personnel
  • Transport managers
  • Transport agents

Learning objectives include:

  • List eligibility requirements and responsibilities for transport managers and agents
  • Discuss security measures for transporting cannabis between facilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs ANSI-accredited Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training?

This course is designed for cannabis vendors, including salespersons, managers and transporters, who are legally required to complete a cannabis certificate course.

Is this course accepted in every state?

The course satisfies requirements for ANSI-accredited cannabis training, but some states require cannabis employees to complete a course that covers state-specific laws and regulations. Ask your employer about specific training requirements for your state and job role.

Can I earn my cannabis responsible vendor certificate online?

Yes, our course is available 100% online. You can log in from any device and complete training at your own pace.

What is a cannabis responsible vendor certificate?

Graduates of this training program can instantly download a Cannabis Responsible Vendor Training certificate after successfully passing the course. This certificate proves to employers that you completed an accredited course and understand the basic principles of responsible cannabis vending.

When will I receive my cannabis certificate?

Your certificate will be available to download and print immediately after you complete the course and pass the final exam. You can also opt to receive it via email for free.

How long will my course certificate be valid?

Your certificate will remain valid for one year after the issue date.

Do I need to retake the course when my certificate expires?

Many employers require employees to retake the course before their certificate expires. You can ask your employer about specific training requirements for your role.

How long do I have to complete the course?

The course expires 180 days after registration.

What are the testing requirements for this course?

Each course module ends with a brief quiz, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to pass with a score of 70% or higher.

To earn your certificate of completion, you must pass a final exam. You have one hour to complete the 40-question exam. You have up to three attempts to attain a passing score of 75% or higher. If you do not pass the exam after three tries, you will be required to purchase the course again and start over.

Can I purchase ANSI-accredited Responsible Vendor Training for my entire team?

Yes. Managers and business owners can buy multiple courses at once to ensure their team members complete their required training. Fill out the form below to get started.

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