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In order to optimize compliance, OMMA is extending the credentialing deadline to Feb. 29, 2024. Background checks dated on or after Dec. 2, 2023, will be accepted. This response is necessary to address circumstances with the licensing platform that are outside of our control. Our promise to you: We are working with our licensing vendor day in and day out to fix bugs in the system as they arise. Learn more at Employee Credentialing.

Employee Credentialing

UPDATES:

• In order to optimize compliance, OMMA is extending the credentialing deadline to Feb. 29, 2024. Background checks dated on or after Dec. 2, 2023, will be accepted. This response is necessary to address circumstances with the licensing platform that are outside of our control.

Our promise to you: We are working with our licensing vendor day in and day out to fix bugs in the system as they arise.

Thentia has updated portal landing pages to create a better user experience! You may now go to the main portal access page and select "Access Portal." You'll be prompted to log in with your email address, or create a login if you don't have one. Once logged in, you'll see options for Patient Portal, Business Portal or Credential Portal.

People who submitted credentialing applications prior to this update will still be able to locate their application through this process.


Senate Bill 1704 (2022), a new state law passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor, requires employees of licensed medical marijuana businesses to apply for and receive a credential.

Employee is defined in OMMA Rules at OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13).

The credential authorizes the employee to work at a licensed medical marijuana business. 

See OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13) in OMMA Rules and 63 O.S. § 427.14b (OSCN 2023) in state statutes.

The initial application period opens Jan. 1, 2024. Current employees of medical marijuana businesses, as defined in OMMA Rules at OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13). must apply for a credential on or before Feb. 29, 2024.


Quick Links


Apply for an Employee Credential

The initial application period opens Jan. 1, 2024. Beginning on that date, log in to the Thentia licensing portal to apply for an Oklahoma medical marijuana business employee credential.


Credential Application Requirements

When you log in to the Thentia licensing portal to apply for a medical marijuana business employee credential, you will be asked to provide:


FAQs for Employees

A medical marijuana business employee credential is required by a new state law — SB 1704 (2022), passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor. Employees of licensed medical marijuana businesses must receive the credential. 

See OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13) in OMMA Rules and 63 O.S. § 427.14b (OSCN 2023) in state statutes.

See OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13) in OMMA Rules for information about who is considered a medical marijuana business employee for purposes of credentialing.

Log in to the Thentia licensing portal to begin your application. If approved, OMMA will mail the credential to the address provided in the application.

The initial application period opens Jan. 1, 2024. Current employees of licensed medical marijuana businesses must apply for a credential on or before Jan. 31, 2024.

Beginning March 1, 2024, new employees at a licensed medical marijuana business must have a valid credential.

The employee credential application fee is $30, plus a processing fee of $2.72 if you pay with a credit/debit card or $1 if you pay by electronic check.

Renewal applications, updated credentials and replacement credentials will also have an application fee of $30, plus a processing fee of $2.72 if you pay with a credit/debit card or $1 if you pay by electronic check. 

The fee is $15 for an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) name-based background check.

The credential is similar to a badge. OMMA will mail the credential after approval of an application. The credential number and details will also be shown on your profile in the licensing portal.

Credentials will be valid until Jan. 31 of the following year. 

A name-based Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) background check is required for the application. It must be dated within 30 days of the application date.

Within the application, applicants will be directed to the OSBI to complete the background check. Applicants must submit the completed background check along with a completed Attestation Regarding National Background Check to be able to finish the application. 

The attestation form and the name-based OSBI background check will temporarily meet the national background check requirement included in a new state law, House Bill 2095 (2023).

No. Applicants may submit government-issued photo IDs.

No. You must create a profile in the credential portal for a credential application. You may use the same email address to create a new profile in the credential portal. If you started or submitted a credential application in the commercial portal, you will be able to locate it in the credential portal.

Visit omma.ok.gov/contact to get in touch.


FAQs for Businesses

A medical marijuana business employee credential is required by a new state law — SB 1704 (2022), passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor. All employees of licensed medical marijuana businesses must apply for the credential. 

See OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13) in OMMA Rules and 63 O.S. § 427.14b (OSCN 2023) in state statutes.

See OAC 442:10-5-1.1(13) in OMMA Rules for information about who is considered a medical marijuana business employee for purposes of credentialing.

The initial application period opens Jan. 1, 2024. Current employees of licensed medical marijuana businesses must apply for a credential on or before Jan. 31, 2024.

Beginning March 1, 2024, new employees at a licensed medical marijuana business must have a valid credential.

The credential is similar to a badge. OMMA will mail the credential after approval of an application. The credential number and details will also be shown on the applicant's profile in the licensing portal.

Use OMMA Verify at ommaverify.ok.gov to check a credential's validity.

Licensed medical marijuana businesses are required to ensure  their employees have a valid credential or pending credential application.

Employees must apply for, or get help with, a credential on their own. It's the employee's responsibility to apply for the credential. The employer may request to see the confirmation email sent to the employee once the employee has applied. 

Employees will receive a confirmation email once they submit their application. The employer may request to see the confirmation email.

Visit omma.ok.gov/contact to get in touch.


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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding medical marijuana business employee credentialing, visit omma.ok.gov/contact to get in touch.

You may find rule citations on this page helpful. For a more comprehensive understanding, review all OMMA Rules at omma.ok.gov/rules. If you have questions about the rules, OMMA encourages you to seek legal counsel.

Last Modified on Feb 21, 2024