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Smart Choices Certification

Important Information about MTEC Smart Choices Online Training

Please be advised, effective August 29, 2022 the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC) will no longer administer the Smart Choices Programs.

MTEC was contracted by the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (now re-named Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority) to develop and deliver the responsible service of alcohol program in 2001 and has been administering and delivering the renamed and updated programs since that time.

The LGCA has made the decision to deliver the Smart Choices Responsible Service and Smart Choices Cannabis Retail programs themselves.

A few important notes:

  • MTEC sold Smart Choices up until 4:00 PM on August 26, 2022 and they will be valid for 5 years.
  • If you purchased Smart Choices in 2016 the certification will be valid until the expiry date on your certificate. If it expired in 2021, the expiry date was extended until December 31, 2022.
  • If you purchased the program and received an access code but didn't start and complete the training program by noon on August 29th, you will be issued a replacement access code by the new vendor after September 1st.
  • MTEC will no longer be administering the Smart Choices programs after August 29th at noon.
  • Classroom training, paper-based and bulk purchases will no longer be offered.

MTEC has been honoured to administer and deliver the It's Good Business, Serving It Safe and ultimately Smart Choices programs over the past 21 years and look forward to continuing to serve the hospitality industry in Manitoba with our comprehensive selection of on-line and classroom training programs.

Sincerely,
Shannon Fontaine, CEO Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC)
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