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 January 1, 2025. More information about RVT standards is available in the Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) Application Guidance and under COMAR 14.17.15.05(E)(2)—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 Guidance, 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 14.17.15.05(E)(2).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of approved Responsible Vendor Training (RVT) providers:
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.
Note: Approvals are listed in alphabetical order and are not indicative of any ranking. MCA is reviewing additional RVT programs. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.