Pre-Employment Basic Training Online

Training You Need to Land the Job

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Here are a few reasons you should enroll now!

Abby Hutmacher, Colorado Pot Guide writes " there are more dispensaries in Colorado than Starbucks, McDonald’s and 7-Elevens combined -- and the numbers keep growing."

Budtender Education Authors write- "There will be a significant increase in demand for Marijuana Establishment Agents (budtenders) It is unlikely you will land a job without some kind of training or experience. If you are looking to join the marijuana industry this course if for you."

*This course is for the pre-employed this is not the MA RVT Program for employed agents.

This online course is a comprehensive look at what you should know before applying for a job as a Marijuana Establishment Agent.

1. "No Shoes Required"

2. Enroll in course, study whenever or where ever you like using a computer or mobile phone.

3. Take the quizzes, retake the quizzes until you receive a 80% or better.
4. You have 30 days to complete the program. Certification of attendance will be emailed to you.

Our mission is to provide you with the information and requirements you will need to prepare for an interview in a Marijuana Establishment. The curriculum is designed to teach all learners. The program is user-friendly, informative and engaging and is presented to you using multiple methods of presentation. Pre-employment training will give you the basic knowledge required to take that first step into the cannabis industry. It is more than a just a strain! See the units of study below.

My email is [email protected], and we can provide you with additional information.

Your Instructor

Kristi Talagan M.Ed, Lori Lima RN
Kristi Talagan M.Ed, Lori Lima RN
Founder, Author and Responsible Vendor Trainer Massachusetts #453123. KT&LL Education Consultants LLC


Kristi Talagan, M.Ed

For over three decades, I have been working as an educator and administrator in Massachusetts. During that time, I was responsible for overseeing an inner-city school system's safety and security systems.

Responsibilities included writing policies and procedures, compliance training, professional development seminars such as; Crisis Intervention and de-escalation, educational law topics, behavior management, substance abuse, Restorative Justice, social emotional learning, and Mindfulness. During my tenure, I worked with educators, security staff, community police, gang units, drug units, DOJ, court systems, mental health providers, city, state, and federal staff on regulatory issues and reform. I have attended trainings for internet-based threats/hacking and security breaches presented by the FBI in Massachusetts. Additionally, I am trained in ALICE/active shooter training.

I worked daily for over twenty years keeping illegal substances out of the hands of minors. The goal was and still is to provide a safe and drug free environment so learning can take place.

Today, I offer marijuana workforce education to prevent the diversion of marijuana to minors, while supporting the safe and responsible access to adult use marijuana in Massachusetts.
In addition to my M.Ed, I hold a BS degree in Management Information Systems. I have five years of experience working with companies conducting systems analysis and training to work in tandem with state regulations.
As a professor at a local Boston college, I develop and instruct classes in the Workforce and Development Department.
I have been awarded multiple grants for my innovative curriculums from the MA Governor's Office for Workforce and Development to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to address core equity-related challenges in schools Get Stuff Done! Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The RVT program was designed using a Universal Design method. UDL methods break down the barriers to understanding complicated (regulatory) or difficult to understand material so that all have equal access to the curriculum.

I also dabble into to growing marijuana and summer veggies! I enjoy writing blogs about my journey with this misunderstood plant.

Founder, KT&LL Education, Bud Education

Lori is a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lori has over twenty years of experience working in a Boston based hospital. She has many years of experience working with medical marijuana patients. She has been awarded several grants for her medical innovations and is working with MIT and a major Boston Hospital on a medical prototype. She has a wealth of knowledge on qualifying conditions and the use of medical marijuana. Her wit and compassion make her a keeper!

Together we offer you a deep-dive into compliance training to guide you in becoming a "Responsible Vendor."


Office Phone: 781-429-7540

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts and ends within a 30 day period! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 30 days - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days of purchase and we will give you a full refund.
How do I receive my certification of attendance
To receive a certificate of attendance you must pass the quizzes and the final test with 80% accuracy. Email us with your preferred name and email address at [email protected] when you have finished the course. We will check our analytics to verify you have take the program in full. Once confirmed we will email you a downloadable and printable certification of attendance in your name.
What happens if I fail the course?
You need to achieve a score of 80% or higher on an exam to pass. If you fail an exam, you'll be given another opportunity to take the exam; however, to ensure the integrity of our program, you will not be able to retake the exam more than three times. If you wish to discuss the results of your exam, feel free to contact us at [email protected]
Do you provide phone support?
Yes! You call us at 781-429-7540. You can also get fast support by emailing us at [email protected] Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. We're here to assist you however we can!
Do you give credits for this course?
We believe that all people employed to dispense marijuana and products should be trained to work safely and responsibly. Because we are not a university, we list our course and issue certificates based on the completion of the quizzes with 70% participation and accuracy. Listed on the certificate is the approximate hours to complete which averages between 3-6 hours. The certificate will be issued through KT&LL Education Consultants L.L.C.
What type of classes do you offer?
1. Pre-employment online training, Just register for the course. 2. In-house face-to-face workshops and exam. 3.. Online program with real-time testing for employed MEA. My email is [email protected], and we can provide you with additional information.

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