Budtending Class Info

Marijuana Workers Permit and

Budtending Courses

Bud Tending Course: 9.5 – 12 hrs

Tuition: $420

Classes are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays for two weeks, offered as a Day or Night Course Weekday semester class start times are 1:00pm -OR- 6:00pm, lasting three hours per class

Day 1

OLCC Marijuana Workers Permit Course – 1 hr

  • This class may also be taken separately from the Budtending Course for $35.
  • We make getting your card easy. In under an hour you can pass the test, receive your Certificate of Completion from OLCC, upload your credentials and have your application completely submitted.

Customer Service – 30 min

  • Getting to know your customer
  • Customer Flow Chart
  • The experience
  • Medical vs Recreational
  • New Customers
  • Existing Customers
  • Avoiding a plug in the plumbing
  • Checking in a customer

Point of Sales and Transactions – 1hr

  • Terminals and Systems
  • Making a sale
  • Barcodes and Product Tracking
  • Labels and receipts
  • Adjusting a sale (refunds, exchanges, etc.)
  • Checking stock (availability, price, units, extended information)
  • Dealing with terminal problems during a sale
  • Proper packaging for exit
  • Required documentation
  • Closing your register (including z-reports)

Products – 1hr

  • Types – edibles, lotions, tonics, flowers, plants, seeds, concentrates, extracts
  • Uses – a general overview of detail use for better customer results


Day 2

Opening/Closing – 30min

  • Best practices
  • Safe room procedures
  • Loading/unloading shelves
  • Opening/closing refrigeration display units
  • Cleaning
  • Re stocking supplies

Cash Handling – 30 min

  • Best practices for cash handling
  • Opening and closing a till
  • Tending cash drawer

Product Handling – 30 min

  • General hygiene
  • Safety
  • Health

Samples – 30 min

  • Presentation
  • Handling
  • Health risks
  • Policies and procedures
  • Security and volume control

Weights and Measures – 30 min

  • Using scales
  • Licensing
  • Calibration
  • Program integration
  • Planning
  • Reports

Packaging and Labeling – 30 min

  • Store Requirements
  • Product Manufacturer Requirements


Day 3

Security Measures – 30 min

  • Alarm and Video Systems
  • Best Practices
  • Hold Up Procedures
  • Detecting Problems
  • Fire and First Aid

Loss Prevention – 30 min

  • Preventing Loss
  • Managing Stock on the Sales Floor
  • Conversions
  • Weigh Heavy
  • Waste

Transfers – 30 min

  • Intake Procedures
  • Tracking and Documentation

Testing Requirements – 30 min

  • Understanding Test Results
  • Untested Products Handling
  • Documentation and Tracking

Inventory Management – 1 hr

  • Seed to Sales Tracking Systems – introduction to CTS, BiotrackTHC and supporting systems. Work on a live terminal with real software and hardware.
  • Tracking
  • Audits
  • Adjusting
  • Entering


Day 4


  • Students will be required to work on site in one of our retail dispensary facilities for a 2 hour shift. You will have the opportunity to work with one of our senior Bud Tenders in a real live environment and experience firsthand what it’s like to work in the exciting field of Cannabis.

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