MED Occupational Licensing

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accommodate Walk-Ins for NEW Occupational Licenses you MUST make an appointment - please see below for information on making an appointment at one of our offices. 

The MED Occupational License allows the holder to work within MED licensed Medical and Retail Marijuana facilities or for vendors that provide services to MED Medical and Retail Marijuana business licensees.  There are two types of MED Occupational Licenses: 

  • Key Employee: employees that make operational or management decisions that directly impact the business.  An example of such an employee is a master grower that determines what or how much of a particular strain to produce. 

    • Application fee $250

  • Support Employee: employees that work in the business but do not make operational decisions.  An example of such an employee would be a budtender - the majority of occupational license holders are in this category. 

    • Application fee $75

  • Upgrade: your Support Occupational License to a Key Occupational License you must complete a new occupational license application.  Then make an appointment at one of the MED offices listed below to come and submit your application. Please note that you cannot upgrade your license with an occupational license renewal application, you must submit a new occupational license application.  Be Aware that you MUST bring in your current Support Occupational License for surrender. 

    • You have two options in regard to paying for the upgrade of your license – you may pay to upgrade your current Support license and keep your current expiration date ($203.65) or you may pay the full Key occupational license application fee ($250.00) and receive a new expiration date two years from the new issue date - if your application is approved.  

Both license types are good for two years from the date on which the license badge is issued.  

If you are interested in obtaining a MED Occupational License please download the Occupational License Application and review it carefully to ensure you are eligible to hold this type of MED license. 

MAKE an APPOINTMENT: all applicants for all NEW occupational license applicants must come into a MED office to submit their application, have their fingerprints taken and pose for a photo that will be placed on their occupational license badge. To make an appointment to submit your application please contact one of the following offices: 

Lakewood Office
1707 Cole Blvd., Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80401

Email for an appointment:
If applicants are more than thirty (30) minutes late to their
appointment they will be required to reschedule. 

Colorado Springs Office
1030 South Academy Blvd., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Call for an appointment: 719-570-5622


Longmont Office
275 South Main Street, Suite 101
Longmont, CO 80501

Call for an appointment: 303-866-2274

Grand Junction Office
632 Market Street, Suite G3
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Call for an appointment: 970-248-7181

Be aware that by applying for an occupational license you have agreed that if your application is approved, you will keep the MED informed of any change of your home address and other contact information.  You can do this via email at (Please note that there is an underscore between Dor and med:

Occupational License Renewal Information