About the Course

Smart Choices Cannabis Retail Certification is a responsible sales training program for Manitoba's new cannabis retailers. Anyone involved in the sale of cannabis must have this certification. The program contains four modules, including:

  1. Understanding Cannabis Risks
  2. Cannabis Myths and Lower-Risk Use
  3. Identifying and Responding to Intoxication
  4. Young Persons and Identification


Employers Register Here

Smart Choices Cannabis Retail Certification is currently being offered, at no charge, to employees that are working in Cannabis Retail Stores in Manitoba. Employees have the ability to take the Program on-line or paper-based, by employers sending their required information, as listed on the attached form, to the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC). Once the forms are received, the Smart Choices Coordinator will forward access codes directly to the employees that have requested on-line training. If they requested paper-based training, the coordinator will mail the Smart Choices Cannabis Retail Certification Manual and exam directly to them.

If the employee takes the program and exam on-line, they will be able to immediately print their temporary certificate and be mailed a wallet-sized certificate within a week. If they fail their first attempt at the exam, they will have the ability to re-take the exam as many times as required, to pass.

Fax the following sheets to: Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC) at 204-956-1700
or scan and email to: Vanessa Hernandez at

Fax Cover
Request for Training
Access Codes Sheet