Responsible Vendor Training (RVT)

Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) programs support licensee compliance and enhance the
safety of Maryland medical cannabis patients, adult-use consumers, and industry employees.
All registered cannabis business agents in Maryland must complete an MCA-approved
Responsible Vendor Training by July 1, 2024. More information about RVT standards is available in the Responsible Vendor Training (RV​T) Application Guid​ance​​ and under COMAR—Cannabis Business Agents.

​​Who is eligible to provide Responsible Vendor Training?

Business entities, cannabis education professionals, and other qualified professionals who meet 
minimum qualifications may apply (see 
Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) Application
, Owners and Key Personnel). An owner or employee of an entity providing a RVT is not permitted to have employment by or interest in a Maryland cannabis licensee or registrant.
Please note, approved Responsible Vendor Training providers may elect to add additional,
value-added, material outside of the scope of what MCA requires in COMAR

How do I apply as a Responsible Vendor Training provider?

Business entities and cannabis education professionals who wish to be considered as an MCA  -​​approved RVT provider may apply through the online application here: RVT Application form​.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Allow at least 90 days for review of applications.
Questions may be directed to publichealth.mca@maryland.gov​​.

The MCA has approved the following Responsible Vendor Training providers. Only the training providers listed below have been approved by the MCA to administer Responsible Vendor
Training. Please email publichealth.mca@maryland.gov​ to report a business or individual
claiming to have MCA approval that is not on this list.

List of approved RVT providers - Coming soon!​​​​​​​​​