ANAB-Accredited Responsible Cannabis Vendor Training

Become a responsible budtender by enrolling in our ANAB-accredited cannabis handler course.

We are not yet an approved vendor in all states.

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Credit Type: Certificate

Credit: 4 Hour(s) | Language: English | 4.5 (2 Reviews)

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About this Course

This course begins with an overview on cannabis establishments and what they are, followed by a discussion of the general laws and rules regarding cannabis. Training and information on state-specific and business-specific practices are the responsibility of individual licensed employers. Rules vary widely from state-to-state. While we have provided a very brief summary of cannabis's legal status in each of the states, the regulating board, and some notes, you need to use the links provided for each state to fully educate yourself on the specifics of your state. Similarly, while the third lesson in this course discusses some basics of retail cannabis site safety, there are a number of state specific and local rules you will need to be aware of and follow.

After we review the basic laws and rules governing the medical and retail cannabis industry, we discuss who can and cannot lawfully purchase cannabis. This is followed by a lesson on validating identification and preventing underage sale of cannabis products.

Next, we will learn about the different types of cannabis products currently available and how cannabis can affect people in positive and negative ways. We will give you suggestions for how to avoid customers overconsuming cannabis and experiencing negative effects. This is followed by a discussion of how to identify someone who is impaired by cannabis and what to do if the situation is unlawful. The course explores tips, techniques, and methods to identify at risk cannabis consumers who are clearly impaired, and it is extremely important for the safety of all that you know how to properly deal with these customers.

After you have completed all seven lessons, there will be an end-of-course test with 45 (40 graded and 5 ungraded) questions.

Note that there is a different regulating body in every state that governs the cannabis industry, but 360Training has produced this course as an independent guide for cannabis handlers, with a particular emphasis on individuals working in customer-facing roles as cannabis handlers or budtenders.

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Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion


Renewal Requirements

3 years 



4 hours


Learning Type

100% online, available 24/7 


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go


Course Updates

Content is updated and current 

Topics Covered

  • Lesson 1: Cannabis Basics
  • Lesson 2: Licensed Cannabis Establishments & Basic Site Safety
  • Lesson 3: Best Practices for Cannabis Vendors
  • Lesson 4: Cannabis Products & Consumption Methods
  • Lesson 5: How to Determine Valid Identification & Prevent Underage Consumption
  • Lesson 6: Identifying Persons Impaired by Cannabis
  • Lesson 7: Legal Liability and State-specific Specific Laws

What You’ll Learn


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what cannabis is along with the laws and rules regarding cannabis
  • Explain the difference between different cannabis species and cultivation methods 
  • Explain why retail licenses and handler permits are necessary and how to protect them
  • Understand the best practices for cannabis handlers, including customer service, cash handling, and patient/consumer privacy 
  • Describe unlawful acts and the consequences and identify ways to prevent unlawful acts
  • Know what to do to prevent administrative and criminal liability
  • Become familiar with basic site safety for both retail cannabis establishments and delivery vehicles
  • Know how medical cannabis works and the process for medical cannabis patients, caregivers, and physicians
  • Understand what is and is not legal concerning the sale of recreational cannabis
  • Identify the harm cannabis can cause to pregnant women, adolescents, and the elderly
  • Know how to verify identification to avoid underage sales
  • Recognize cannabis products and identify what is considered a cannabis edible
  • Determine the appropriate dosage, overconsumption and who should avoid cannabis consumption and why
  • Recognize the signs of cannabis abuse
  • Identify a person impaired by cannabis and when impairment compromises the safety of others
  • Learn how to politely but firmly refuse a sale to an intoxicated person


Is your responsible vendor training course approved in my state? 

Our Responsible Vendor Training course is ANSI-accredited; however, it may not be approved in your state. While it’s still beneficial for informational purposes, double-check with your state regulations for any training course approval requirements. 

When does my course expire? 

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise. 

For more information about course expiration dates, please read our Terms of Use

What if I need a refund for my course? 

If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet: 

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request. 
  • You have NOT: 
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam. 
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion. 
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course. 

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund. 

You can find more information about our refund policy here

How quickly will I get my certificate of completion?  

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.    

What can I do if I lose my certificate of completion?  

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or   

Regulatory Information

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Name:ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
Address:1899 L. Street, NW11th Floor

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