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Meet Illinois Responsible Vendor Training Requirements

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Get All Your Training Needs Met with One Suite Offer

Congrats on getting your cannabis business license! Now that you’ve gotten through the arduous licensure process, we’re here to help you onboard and prepare your team as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

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Fulfill the IDFPR responsible vendor training 8-hour annual requirement Section 15-65(a)(5) of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act through our Professional Training Package, which consists of two courses, customizable content, exportable reports, and digital badges.

Here’s what’s included…

Illinois Responsible Vendor Training

This 2.5 hour, 12 module course contains critical content covering: safe work conditions, plant and product touching processes, and explicit audit expectations. It meets the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 2-hour course requirement laid out by the Division of Professional Regulation, Cannabis Enforcement Section 410.

This vendor training consists of the following topics:

  • Marijuana’s effect on the human body
  • Compliance with tracking requirements
  • Local and state licensing and enforcement
  • Public consumption and health & safety standards
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  • Module 1: The Law
  • Module 2: Forms of ID
  • Module 3: Proper Cannabis Use
  • Module 4: Packaging & Labeling
  • Module 5: Safe & Proper Storage
  • Module 6: Inventory Tracking
  • Module 7: Waste Management
  • Module 8: Health and Safety
  • Module 9: Security
  • Module 10: Inspections
  • Module 11: Purchaser Privacy
  • Module 12: Certification

Cannabis Care Course

Elevate your budtenders’ credibility and customer experience skills with this 3 hour, 10 module course that extensively covers the cannabis plant and its interactions with the human body. The training can also be used to meet IDFPR responsible vendor training hours required by Illinois.

This training consists of the following topics:

  • History and social impact of cannabis
  • Science of the plant to promote understanding of its holistic and therapeutic benefits
  • Strains, terpenes, cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system
  • Medicinal uses and qualifying conditions
  • Methods of delivery

Your Company Playbook

Simplify and accelerate your unique cannabis business HR processes and practices to increase staff retention and performance. Our customizable plug-and-play system allows you to add your organization’s documents and branding to one centralized place for streamlined employee onboarding and development. The learning material included may also be used to meet IDFPR responsible vendor training hours required by Illinois. 


It may include your distinct:

  • Mission and vision
  • Employee handbook 
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Company brand showcase

We vetted several companies and selected Grown In because it was above and beyond anything that we saw out there!

Margaux Weinstein, MSO Compliance Attorney

Join the many operators who’ve strengthened their workforce through our professional courses.

Steer clear of state audit errors + costly penalties

All the laws, legal parameters, and professional regulations for the cannabis industry in Illinois can seem daunting and confusing, but they can’t be ignored if you want to operate and expand your company on good terms.  

Understand the Illinois Training Mandates for Cannabis Businesses

On June 25, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 410 ILCS 705, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, which requires that all recreational and medical cannabis employers in Illinois provide Responsible Vendor Training training to all employees.

Our training courses are designed by industry experts to meet the latest Illinois statewide requirements provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR Emergency Rule updated July 15, 2021).

Common IL RVT guidelines to keep everything in check

Who needs Responsible Vendor Training?

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. 

When do employees need Responsible Vendor Training?

RVT must be received within 90 days after the first day of employment at a dispensary. 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. 

Equip your team. Mitigate risk. Begin with a click.

Don’t get caught up in the HR weeds

Reduce the mess of managing employee training with our intuitive, mobile-friendly learning platform that allows you to seamlessly assign courses, track learner progress, and distribute credentials.

Automate the annoying stuff

Pre-schedule enrollments, renewal messaging, and completion documentation to save you time and energy. API and FTP integrations are also available for HR systems.

Protect the nitty gritty stuff

Let go of any fears about data breaches or information losses that keep you up at night! We’ve got you covered with API integrations, SSO, SCORM, and extensive security features.

Easily access the important stuff

View company-wide reports and individual certifications earned by employees with the click of a button – and print them too! 100% of employee learning is transparent 24/7.

Receive support on all the stuff

Never feel alone in trying to sort out a setup or resolve an unexpected snafu. We have a dedicated team committed to providing round-the-clock compassionate support just for you!

Grown In meets the needs of our growing business by providing a tailored program employees can do in the comfort of their own home.


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