The Minnesota tobacco retailer training is designed to help tobacco retailers comply with Minnesota and federal laws that regulate the sale of tobacco, electronic delivery devices, or e-cigarettes, and tobacco-related devices. The training takes approximately one hour to complete and is divided into three sections. There are a total of 25 questions, and the retailer must correctly answer 17 questions to be awarded a certificate. The certificate will be emailed to the email address provided by the retailer at registration.

This training focuses on federal and state laws for tobacco retailers. Cities and counties across the State of Minnesota have additional laws about the sales of these devices that retailers are also required to comply with. This training was created originally by the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota in 2016 and updated in 2020 after the Minnesota Legislature passed Tobacco 21, raising the tobacco sales age to 21. It was done with assistance from the Public Health Law Center and the Minnesota Department of Human Services-Behavioral Health Division.

Minnesota Retailer Training

For any questions on the training, or if you are a licensing authority looking for a list of tobacco retailers in your area that have passed the training, please contact Esha Seth at 651-646-3005 or

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