Based in Chicago, IGTM Education was created to meet the needs of the rapidly developing regulated cannabis industry. IGTM Education is a Responsible Vendor approved by Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations to provide Cannabis Education as well as provide dispensary agent training. You can find IGTM Education listed on the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations website by clicking here.
IGTM Education will provide a proof of completion certificate to all owners, managers, employees, and agents involved in the handling or sale of cannabis or cannabis-infused product employed by an adult use dispensing organization or medical cannabis dispensing organization as defined in Section 10 of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. The State Of Illinois will have access to all applicants who have completed training through our database.
IGTM Education has over 6 years of training experience in the Cannabis industry where we have trained hundreds of clients that are certified and can obtain employment or potential ownership in the Illinois cannabis industry. The state Of Illinois requires ALL workers and owners to have a minimum of 4 hours of training with a Illinois Responsible Vendor.
Why is Responsible Vendor training important?
In a newly regulated market it is important that we are not only adhering to the laws but that people know that there is a safe way for cannabis to be distributed, consumed and/or dispensed. It is also a state requirement that any employee or owner takes minimum 4 hours of training each year. think it will also help dispel the negative connotation around cannabis.
When will trainings take place, and how?
We offer training classes at our Chicago location and various satellite locations.
All class times are 11am to 2pm
- June 30th
- July 1st
- July 11th
- July 12th
To purchase tickets fill out form below in ”other details” list the date of the class that you would like to take. Payment instructions will be sent to the email you submit.
What will the training cover?
If you are involved in the handling or sale of cannabis or cannabis-infused product employed by an Adult Use Dispensing Organization or Medical Cannabis Dispensing Organization as defined in Section 10 of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act Shall Attend and Successfully Complete a Responsible Vendor Program.
**THIS CLASS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO THE ILLINOIS CANNABIS AND REGULATION TAX ACT**
Looking for Employment within Illinois Cannabis Industry?
There will be numerous Dispensaries looking to hire Budtenders/Dispensary Agents as recreational sales began January 1st, 2020. Have Your Resume Stand Out From The Rest by taking the Mandatory State Certified Course Ahead of Time. You Will Receive a Dispensary Agent Training Certification Upon Completion of Course.
Already Employed within Illinois Cannabis Industry?
The license of a dispensing organization or medical cannabis dispensing organization whose Owners, Managers, Employees, or Agents fail to obtain certification may be Suspended or Revoked under Section 15-145 or may face other Disciplinary Action.
- The roster of students who have passed this course will be accessible by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.
- This Dispensary Agent Course is the ONLY ONE REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
What does this training include?
- The training discusses the 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 according to the rules set forth by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
- The training includes the laws, rules, and penalties associated with the sale of cannabis to minors
- The training discusses quantity limitations on sales to purchasers and other relevant rules and laws associated with dispensing cannabis
- The training demonstrates acceptable forms of ID, including how to check identification and common mistakes made in verification
- The training discusses safe storage of cannabis
- The training discusses the state’s inventory traceability system and inventory taking processes
- The training discusses state laws and rules associated with waste handling, management, and disposal, including specifying that destruction shall always be done in clear view of a camera
- The training discusses health and safety standards
- The training discusses how to properly maintain records required by the Division;
- The training discusses security and surveillance requirements, including notifying trainees that the Division and Illinois State Police have 24-hour access to cameras in the dispensary
- The training includes a notification to trainees that the Division, the Illinois State Police, local law enforcement, and other state and local licensing and enforcement authorities are permitted to enter the dispensary
- The training discusses privacy issues related to purchasers, including purchasers who may be discussing medical issues
- The training discusses packaging and labeling requirements for sales to purchasers.