Online training program for cannabis workers now available

By Charles Lefebvre
May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm

EDMONTON, AB – The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has launched a new training program for people interested in working in the recreational cannabis industry.

The SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training Program launched this week and is available online at

Completion of the program will allow workers to apply with the AGLC to become qualified cannabis workers. Prior to legalization, which is expected to take place this summer, individuals may meet the requirements to become a qualified cannabis worker in Alberta but will not be formally approved to work in the cannabis industry until legally able to do so.

The training highlights policies and practices that promote socially responsible service and sale of non-medical cannabis, according to a news release.

Retail cannabis workers, retail cannabis licensees and cannabis representatives working to promote products for a licensed cannabis supplier are required to complete the training.

Albertans anticipating to work in the recreational cannabis industry can now take the SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training program and apply with the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission to be a Qualified Cannabis Worker.

The program costs $25 plus GST and will take an estimated four hours to complete. Certification is valid for five years from the date of successful completion of the program.

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