Leading Edge, Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatment Training

Event: Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program, Sponsored by Augusta Health, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health

When: October 19-20 & October 26-27, 2020

Where: Virtual

Cost: $950 for early registrants / $1,100 regular price*

Sign up now! Registration closes on October 16! »

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The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program is now making its program available as a virtual, web-based experience. Through a combination of interactive video classes and online self-paced training, Duke-UNC TTS offers leading edge continuing education in a fun and engaging online experience.

The Duke-UNC TTS Program combines findings from the most current evidence-based research on pharmacotherapy, population-based issues, practical guidance on running a practice, and targeted skills in tobacco dependence counseling. Information is delivered through a blend of self-paced online learning and interactive virtual sessions comprised of didactic content, problem-based learning activities, applied practice problems, and practice counseling. All participants receive our comprehensive tobacco treatment textbook, which may be used as a valuable reference after the completion of the course.  

Program Accreditation
The Duke-UNC TTS Program is fully accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs, and the training provides education in all core competencies for tobacco treatment specialists as set forth by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). The competencies serve as a measure to provide best practices for effective treatment of tobacco use.



Completion of this course fulfills the training requirement for the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP), offered by the Association for Addiction Counselors (NAADAC). The national certificate also requires passing an examination and providing evidence documenting 240 hours of tobacco treatment practice experience following the training. Please visit the NAADAC website for additional information about the national certificate.



Course participants must attest to being tobacco free for at least 6 months prior to participating in the program.


The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program has been reviewed and designated as a jointly accredited activity by Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development for 27.75 hours. Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team. Please visit our website for more specific information about credit hours for other medical and behavioral health professionals.


Program Cost
*Cost for the virtual training is $950 for first 50 registrants ($1,100 thereafter), to be paid upon registration. Reserve your spot early to save!

Training Program

  • Pre-Course Work
    4 hours, self-paced online


  • Live Online Training Session 1 - October 19, 2020
    12pm t0 5pm EDT (via Zoom)


  • Live Online Training Session 2 - October 20, 2020
    12pm t0 5pm EDT (via Zoom)

  • Mid-Course Work
    4 hours, self-paced online


  • Live Online Training Session 3 - October 26, 2020
    12pm t0 5pm EDT (via Zoom)

  • Live Online Training Session 4 - October 27, 2020
    12pm t0 5pm EDT (via Zoom)


What Our Participants Are Saying About Duke-UNC TTS Virtual Training

"I want to first commend you and everyone on all their hard work. That program was incredible and so well run. Each speaker was a true professional in the area and was great at presenting... and this is hard on Zoom. It was so educational for me and my team."

--Brett Schussel, MSN, FNP-BC, University of California Los Angeles

"This is the most professional and best Zoom course I've taken. All of the speakers were very knowledgeable and very good presenters."

--Mary McElrath

"This has been an excellent program!! I really liked the fact that it flowed over two weeks. It made it easier to absorb all of the information. Very impressive collaborative effort."

--Joanne Zick, MHA, RRT, RPFT, RCIS, WakeMed Health & Hospitals