NYS Certified Tobacco Sales Training Programs

Last Update: September 24, 2021

Retail tobacco dealers are not required by the Public Health Law to become certified trainers or to attend a training program. However, section 1399-ee of the Public Health Law allows tobacco retailers a reduced penalty for a sale-to-minor violation if the clerk who made the sale previously attended a State Certified Tobacco Sales Training course and holds a valid certificate of completion. Each Tobacco Sales Training Program is reviewed and certified by the Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection, and has minimum curriculum requirements. Programs expire and must be renewed every three years. For an application or questions about Certified Training Programs, contact:

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Community Environmental Health & Food Protection
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1395
Albany, New York 12237
518-402-7600
Company Date Approved Date Expires Contact Person Phone Mailing Address City, State, Zip
1 A Tobacco Training Online 11/2/2004 11/3/2022 Mike DeRosa (516) 239-5405 208 Lawrence Avenue Lawrence, NY 11559
7-Eleven 7/12/2005 7/6/2023 Kelley Miller (972) 828-6748 3200 Hackberry Road Irving, TX 75063
AAA In-Store Tobacco Training 2/19/2003 2/21/2024 John Radin (516) 889-6925 86 Troy Avenue East Atlantic Beach, NY 11561
AAA Online Tobacco Training 3/21/2016 3/22/2022 John Radin (516) 889-6925 86 Troy Avenue East Atlantic Beach, NY 11561
AAA Management Group, Inc. 9/3/2021 9/3/2024 Shaveta Massey (516) 348-3839 1878 Hempstead Tpke East Meadow, NY 11554
Alpha Marketing 4/18/2003 4/20/2024 Michael King (914) 697-5361 65 W. Red Oak Lane White Plains, NY 10604
Bolla Management Corp. 1/7/2005 1/10/2023 Satyapal Pingle (516) 512-6125 809 Stewart Avenue Garden City, NY 11530
Broome County Health Department 2/19/2003 2/21/2024 Kevin Sedor (607) 778-2837 225 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905
Cattaraugus County Department of Health 6/24/2004 8/8/2022 Chris Covert (716) 701-3391 1 Leo Moss Drive Olean, NY 14760
Certified Training Corp. 9/18/2013 9/19/2022 Michelle Coles (516) 860-4677 284 Benson Avenue Elmont, NY 11003
Chanatry's 2/11/2013 2/12/2022 Stephen Brooks (315) 724-4107 485 French Road Utica, NY 13502
Circle K, Inc. 9/12/2017 9/13/2023 Brian Ridgeway (330) 630-6300 935 East Talmadge Avenue Akron, OH 44310
Clinton County Health Department Online 3/5/2020 3/5/2023 Amanda Finckel (518) 565-4877 133 Margaret Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Consumer's Beverages, Inc. 5/19/2009 5/21/2024 Jason Wheeler (716) 570-3964 2230 South Park Avenue Buffalo, NY 14220
Crafts & Creations/ dba Kenyon's Variety 12/18/2003 12/19/2021 Michael Kapanek (716) 439-0961 859 Davison Road Lockport, NY 14094
Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems Inc. 3/6/2006 3/8/2024 Nicole Speranza (716) 886-0931 570 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202
Designs by Pyramid 7/28/2010 8/23/2022 Timothy Munson (607) 432-6239 18 North Street Oneonta, NY 13820
Dunne Manning Inc. (Lehigh Gas Corp.) 6/13/2008 7/24/2023 Kim Rittenhouse (610) 625-8127 645 Hamilton Street, Suite 500 Allentown, PA 18101
Fast Break 1/5/2006 2/17/2024 John Gallagher (516) 790-3693 69 Elmtree Lane Jericho, NY 11753
GRJH, Inc. 10/16/2018 10/17/2024 Lauren Simons (518) 789-0051 67 Main Street Milerton, NY 12546
Hickory Hill Market 6/5/2019 6/5/2022 Yvette Blain (607) 643-3454 45 Hickory Hill Road Windham, NY 12496
IGA Coca-Cola Institute 11/1/2007 11/2/2022 Jason King (773) 695-2611 8745 West Higgins Road, Suite 350 Chicago, IL 60631
King Kullen Grocery Co. 3/26/2004 4/5/2024 Jackie Asquino (516) 733-7184 185 Central Avenue Bethpage, NY 11714
KNC Holdings, Inc. 9/16/2003 9/18/2024 Christian King (518) 783-2100 21 Walker Way Albany, NY 12205
Korean American Small Business Service Center of NY Inc. 9/25/2007 10/4/2022 Sung Soo Kim (646) 417-3329 40-31 167th Street Flushing, NY 11358
Marshall Brothers, Inc. 6/12/2003 6/14/2024 Mindy Marshall (315) 834-6687 2737 Erie Drive, PO Box 1226 Weedsport, NY 13166
Micah Kwasnik, Esq. 3/3/2020 3/3/2023 Micah Kwasnik (917) 533-6822 1808 Barnes Avenue Bronx, NY 10462
New York Association of Convenience Stores 6/12/2003 6/14/2024 Alison Ritchie (518) 432-1400 130 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor Albany, NY 12210
Niagara County Health Department 8/20/2003 8/22/2024 Stacy Price (716) 439-7444 5467 Upper Mountain Road Lockport, NY 14094-1894
NYS Association of Service Stations 2/19/2003 4/1/2024 William Adams (518) 452-4367 6 Walker Way Albany, NY 12205
NYSASSRS Computer and Book Training 7/30/2010 7/31/2022 William Adams (518) 452-4367 6 Walker Way Albany, NY 12205
Online Tobacco Training LLC 3/6/2009 3/15/2024 Fran Hernandez (917) 838-4210 190 Hurd Street Fairfield, CT 06824
Price Chopper/ Golub Corp. 8/26/2003 8/28/2024 Eric Nelson (518) 379-1375 461 Nott Street, MB 605 Schenectady, NY 12308
Ready Training, Inc. (RTO) 4/25/2011 6/26/2023 Laura Wentling (800) 247-8514 1595 S. Mount Joy Street, Suite 100 Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Reid Stores, Inc. 8/25/2003 8/27/2024 Chris Henderson (716) 434-2885 100 W. Genesee Street Lockport, NY 14094
Repair Shops + Gas Dealers Association 10/27/2006 10/28/2021 William Adams (585) 423-9924 PMB#308 144 Fairport Village Landing Fairport, NY 14450
Rhinebeck Mart, Inc. 10/16/2013 10/17/2022 Hamza El Jamal (845) 876-3932 6885 Route 9 Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Rserving.com PSCC 4/20/2012 4/22/2024 Hannah Olsem (800) 247-7737 PO Box 192 Madison, SD 57042
SC Choice Mgmt. Group 12/1/2008 11/22/2023 Alicia McKune (845) 796-3565 PO Box 960 Rock Hill, NY 12775
Service Station Dealers & Automotive Services of Greater NY 1/5/2021 1/5/2024 Carla Obalde (914) 698-5188 421 Waverly Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Smokes 4 Less 7/16/2004 8/15/2022 Louis Asher (845) 454-1490 183 N. Hamilton Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Speedway LLC 9/28/2016 9/29/2022 Lori Lutz (937) 863-6904 500 Speedway Drive Enon, OH 45323
Speedy's (Parish Petro Inc.) 3/14/2012 4/6/2024 Cindy Barber (315) 396-9492 PO Box 6 Parish, NY 13131
SRS Supermarkets (Shop-Rite) 9/10/2003 9/12/2024 Marcia Valdes (845) 242-2698 176 No. Main Street Florida, NY 10921
Stewart's Shops 2/4/2004 2/5/2022 Jaqueline Merritt (518) 581-1201 PO Box 435 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Sunoco, LP. 10/14/2003 11/16/2024 Tanya Slater (610) 833-3702 3801 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC 9/5/2003 9/7/2024 Sheri-su Breski (717) 240-7541 1149 Harrisburg Pike Carlisle, PA 17013
TOPS Markets LLC 3/11/2003 3/15/2024 Michele Ganowski (716) 635-5895 PO Box 1027 Buffalo, NY 14240
TravelCenters of America 6/2/2005 7/8/2023 Debbie Shelton (330) 661-6023 8845 Lake Road Seville, OH 44273
United Refining Company of Pennsylvania 8/19/2003 9/22/2024 Lori Johnson (814) 726-4827 814 Lexington Avenue Warren, PA 16365
Wyoming County Health Department 3/14/2008 10/2/2023 Steve Perkins (585) 786-8894 5362A Mungers Mill Road Silver Springs, NY 14550