HempStaff is the original Illinois Dispensary Training Certification since 2015! This course is for owners and dispensary employees that must complete the state-required Illinois
HempStaff is the original Illinois Dispensary Training Certification since 2015! This course is for owners and dispensary employees that must complete the state-required Illinois Responsible Vendor Training. The cost for this 2 Hour Training is a one-time special price of $99 (FREE for previous HempStaff students)! If you are NOT currently employed by a dispensary, but looking to break into the industry, check out our Dispensary Agent Training Course – Click Here.
This course will be held LIVE ONLINE on Wednesday, October 23rd @ 9:00AM-11:00AM CST
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Prefer an in-person class? One will will be held on November 23rd.
This is an annual course REQUIRED for Illinois Dispensary Owners and Agents, no later than December 1st (or 90 days after their hire).
Note: We do require you are currently employed by a dispensary, as this course MUST be taken within 90 days of hire.
The best news – previous HempStaff students attend at NO CHARGE for the 1st time and for only $79 for the webinar every year after! First time students can attend the webinar for only $99! Our next course will be this online Webinar on October 23rd.
If you would like to attend this training as a previous student email us at email@example.com. You must currently be working in a dispensary to attend this course.
Below are some FAQ Answers on this training:
What topics are covered in the required Illinois Responsible Vendor Training?
Training modules must include training on:
- Health and safety concerns of cannabis use, including the responsible use of cannabis, its physical effects, onset of physiological effects, recognizing signs of impairment, and appropriate responses in the event of overconsumption;
- Laws and regulations on driving while under the influence;
- Sales to minor prohibitions;
- All relevant Illinois laws and rules;
- Acceptable forms of identification, including how to check identification and common mistakes made in verification;
- Safe storage of cannabis;
- Compliance with all inventory tracking regulations;
- Waste handling, management, and disposal;
- Health and safety standards at the dispensary;
- Maintenance of records;
- Security and surveillance requirements;
- Permitting inspections by State and local licensing and enforcement authorities;
- Privacy issues; and
- Packaging and labeling requirements
Who needs to receive training from a Responsible Vendor?
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 as defined in Section 10 of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act.
Are all Principal Officers required to receive training from a Responsible Vendor?
The only agents that are required to receive the Responsible Vendor Training are those involved in the handling or sale of cannabis or cannabis-infused products. However, all agents, including all Principal Officers, must meet the 8-hour training requirement found in Section 15-65(a)(5) of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.
Can a Responsible Vendor provide all 8 hours of the training required by Section 15- 65(a)(5)?
Yes, provided the training meets all the requirements of Section 15-40(i)(3) and 15-65(a)(5) of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Currently, HempStaff of
fers a 2 hour add on, which covers cannabinoids, terpenes and cannabis products in depth and gives you 4 hours of the required 8 hours of training. An additional 4-hour course will also be offered in 2020, so you will cover all your required annual training with HempStaff courses.
When must individuals receive the training from a Responsible Vendor?
The training must be received within 90 days of September 1, 2019 or within 90 days before or after the first day of employment at a dispensary, whichever is later. Training received outside of the 90-day window will not meet the training requirement imposed by Section 15-40(i) of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. The Commission and the student will be sent a Certificate of completion within 48 hours of completing the training.
How often must individuals receive training from a Responsible Vendor?
Training must be received annually.
Note: You must order by 9 AM October 21st to receive your course manual prior to class.
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