208 Lawrence Ave. Lawrence, NY 11559 US

(516) 239-5405 or (516)-445-3840

Welcome to the new 1A Tobacco Online Sales TraininG website!


About Us

Who We Are

The original NYS Online Tobacco Sales Training Course since 2009. 

Owner operated for faster service. 

Call Mike @ 516-239-5405 (Office) 

or 516-445-3840 (Cell) anytime. 

Why Choose Us?

Take the online course at your convenience.  Certificates usually sent within 1 business day of completion.  Protect your store from fines and penalties today!

Ready to Start?

Pay by check or credit card -$50

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Additional employees $25 each.  See below for deals & discounts.

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Our Service History

1A Tobacco Sales Training was formed in the summer of 2006 in preparation for Nassau County's Tobacco 19 Law, which took effect January 1, 2007.  Hundreds of store owners and employees were trained by the 1A Tobacco Sales Training team in the law and techniques to prevent underage sales, during sellout presentations at the Long Island Marriott.  In 2009 we were approved by the NYS Dept. of Health to offer the online version of our course, thus allowing store owners and employees the convenience of taking it at home.  It is by far the fastest and easiest way to get your 3 year NYS Tobacco Sales Training Certification.  Click here for Online Course

About the Owner

Mike DeRosa has been with 1A Tobacco Sales Training since it began in 2006.  He worked closely with Peter Sobol, the founder of 1A Tobacco Sales Training, in developing the course.  Mike has done live presentations of the course for over 10 years and is now the owner/operator of 1A Tobacco Online Sales Training.


"I've been using 1A Tobacco Online Sales Training since 2010.  I renew every 3 years, right after I receive my reminder card from them that my certificate is about to expire.  I'm on my 4th one now and wouldn't think of going anywhere else."  Denise G.-Glen Cove

"Working with Mike is so easy.  He explains everything and follows up on what he says.  I get employee discounts and he even delivers certificates locally."  Ahsan A.-Bellmore

"I was concerned taking an online course at first but so glad I did.  It saves time, is easy to follow and I received my certificate in 2 days.  He even e-mailed my a copy just in case!" Julio C.-Staten Island

Deals and Discounts

Additional employees from the same store who take the course within 30 days of the first employee cost $25 each.  Additional employee registers and pay by credit card ($50) while the 2nd one registers and chooses "Check /Money Order" option.  The 2nd one will be manually activated from our end.  Click here for Online Course


Q.  How much does the course cost?

A.  $50 payable by check or credit card.  Additional employees from same store are $25 each.  Each certificate is good for 3 years and then must be renewed.  Certificates are non-transferrable by an employee going to a different store.

Q.  How do you pay for additional employees?

A.  If you have 2 additional employees, pay for 1 by credit card and use check/money order option for the 2nd.  We will manually activate the 2nd from our end.  If you have an odd number of employees, send a check for $25 for the extra employee.

Q.  How many certificates do I need?  

A.  Check with your local municipality to see the minimum amount required (if any) for your store.  However, underage sales are penalized by the clerk who made the sale.  No certification of clerk=2pts. assessed (vs. 1 pt. if clerk has a valid certificate)

Q.  How long does the course take?

A.  There's no set time as everyone reads and answers questions at a different pace.  There is  also a 15 minute video to watch.    You can also stop and start whenever you like.

Q.  I need my certificate ASAP.  What are my options?

A.  First, take the course.  Then we can either scan and e-mail you a copy before mailing a hard copy, or we can discuss a way to get it to you in person.

Q.  I just got a violation for an underage sale.  Can you back date when I took the course?

A.  ABSOLUTELY NOT!!  The date you complete the course will be the date printed on the certificate.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

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1A Tobacco Online Sales Training

208 Lawrence Ave. Lawrence, NY 11559 US

(516) 239-5405 (Office) or 516-445-3840 (Cell) Anytime