Yes, please contact us at [email protected] and let's discuss what set up and package works best for your organization.
Our promise and mission at ACTA to ensure that cannabis education and certification is available and accessible to everyone, so we intend to live up to this promise in our discussion.
Do you offer free trials?
Yes! If you are a current or prospective team member of any Marijuana Establishment, then message us at [email protected] with your name, email, number, and organization information. Then, we'll get you set right up!
Are you certified by the relevant state-level organizations?
Yes, we are certified in Massachusetts, Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, and Vermont.
Massachusetts: we have been certified by Massachusetts' Cannabis Control Commission ("CCC") to be an official Responsible Vendor Training provider (link to the CCC's official list).
Alaska: we have been certified by Alaska's Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office ("AMCO") to be an accredited Marijuana Handler Permit provider (link to AMCO's list).
Colorado: we have been certified by Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division ("MED") to be an accredited training provider (link to MED's list).
Illinois: we have been certified by Illinois' Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("IDFPR") to be an accredited training provider (link to IDFPR's list).
Vermont: we have been certified by Vermont's Cannabis Control Board ("CCB") to be an accredited training provider (link to CCB's list).
Do you notify us if our certification is about to expire?
Yes - if you choose us as your certification provider! In Massachusetts, we notify you at least 1 month in advance of your official expiration date, and will send you weekly reminders until you confirm completion of the RVT program.
In Alaska, we will also notify you at least 1 month in advance of your Marijuana Handler Permit expiration date, and send you weekly reminders until you confirm completion of the renewal course.
Can I take this course on my IPhone, smartphone, tablet, and/or computer?
Yes - you can take our course wherever you may have internet access, whether that be your phone, tablet, or computer. Our learning management system will track your progress across devices.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit and debit cards that are processed via Paypal.
How can I submit my ID for verification?
After you register for a course, you will be able to begin the program and upload a photo your ID to your official, secure portal. A scanned copy or legible photo of your ID (front and back) is sufficient.
How do I receive my certification?
Upon completion of the course, you will be asked a 20-question multiple choice question, and need to score at least a 70% or above.
Do you allow exam retakes?
Yes - we are highly confident that our curriculum will fully prepare you for the final exam. And if you don't succeed in the first attempt, we will provide you immediate feedback so you're well prepared in future attempts!
How can I or my team best remember the lessons learned in the course?
At the end of the curriculum (and before the exam), we provide a summary of all the key takeaways and learnings that are most broadly applicable to your daily career.
Who needs to take these certification courses?
As of 2023, it depends on your state of operations and state-level regulations require the following:
Alaska: Each licensee, employee, or agent of the marijuana establishment who sells, cultivates, manufactures, tests, or transports marijuana or a marijuana product, or who checks the identification of a consumer or visitor, must obtain a marijuana handler permit before being licensed or beginning employment at a marijuana establishment. Further, certified Marijuana Handlers must renew their license every 3 years (3 AAC 306.700).
Massachusetts: All Marijuana Establishment Agents that are involved in the handling or sale of Marijuana shall successfully complete the 4-Hour Responsible Vendor Training within 90 days of hire and every year thereafter (935 CMR 500/501).
Colorado: A person, Employee Licensee, manager, or Controlling Beneficial Owner may receive a “responsible vendor” designation" if training is completed within 90 days of hiring AND every 2-years thereafter. Note that Delivery and Hospitality licensees must complete additional curriculum as provided by the approved Delivery and Hospitality supplements, respectively (1 CCR 212-3)
Illinois: All owners, managers, employees, and agents involved in the handling or sale of cannabis or cannabis-infused products employed by an adult use dispensing organization or medical cannabis dispensing organization must complete their Responsible Vendor Training within 90 days employment AND every year thereafter (Section 10 of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act).
Vermont: Two training programs are required in Vermont...
General Employee Training: All employees of Cannabis Establishments must complete trainings within 60 days of hire and annually after that (Board Rule 2.2.5(b))
Retail Employee Training: All customer-facing employees of retail Cannabis Establishments must complete trainings (Board Rule 2.2.5(c))
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