2.5 SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training Program (SellSafe)

Cannabis Representative Handbook


  1. Managers, supervisors and all employees of a cannabis representative involved in the marketing, promotion and sales of a cannabis supplier’s products must meet SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training certification requirements.
  2. (Deleted Mar 2022)
  3. (Deleted Mar 2022)
  4. (Deleted Mar 2022)
  5. SellSafe certification must be maintained by successfully repeating the SellSafe program (including passing the exam) before the certification expiration date.
  6. Cannabis representatives must provide proof of SellSafe certification at the request of an AGLC Inspector. Proof of SellSafe certification includes:
    1. paper printed certification card that has a QR code;
    2. (Deleted Mar 2022)
    3. clear image of the certification card (i.e. image, photograph or screen shot) saved on the staff member’s mobile device/phone. (Amended Mar 2022)
  7. (Deleted Mar 2022)
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  9. A cannabis representative’s SellSafe certification will be immediately suspended if charged federally or provincially with the offence of giving, selling, or supplying cannabis to a minor.
  10. Cannabis representatives whose SellSafe certification is suspended are not permitted to continue working as cannabis representatives.
    1. If found not guilty of the charges, the representative may reapply to AGLC for reinstatement of their SellSafe certification; or
    2. If found guilty of the charges, the representative’s SellSafe certification will be cancelled and they will not be permitted to recertify for a minimum of 5 years.



  1. To aid compliance with Sellsafe Cannabis Staff Training certification requirements, it is suggested licensees keep a log of employees that are Sellsafe certified. The log should include the following information:
    1. employee name as it appears on the certification card;
    2. SMART Training registration number; and
    3. expiry date.

      (Added Mar 2022)
  2. (Deleted Mar 2022)
  3. The SellSafe certification program is found on the SMART Training
    website at sellsafe.aglc.ca. (Amended Mar 2022)
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