The TTS Program consists of four days of on-site training and 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.
The Duke-UNC TTS Program is fully accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs, and our 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).
Completion of our course fulfills the training requirement for the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP), offered by the Association for Addiction Counselors (NAADAC).
Course participants must attest to being tobacco free for at least 6 months prior to participating in the program.
Participants who complete training and register for Continuing Medical Education (CME) will receive 27.25 hours of CME, which are applicable to physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators, and others.
Cost for the training is $1,100 to be paid upon registration. Registration fee includes on-site training, training manual, application processing, CME coordination, and light refreshments and lunch. Please inquire about our partial scholarships!
What our Participants are Saying About Us...
I feel so fortunate to have attended the Duke UNC tobacco treatment training. The training and educational experience helped me to understand the addiction process and the changes in the brain chemistry caused by addiction to nicotine. It also made me aware of new evidence in tobacco treatment which I now feel confident using with my patients and sharing with their providers. This has helped me to assist patients to become smoke free that would not of had a chance without this knowledge. The training was excellent and I feel it was invaluable for helping to treat our tobacco dependent population.
--Colleen, Winston-Salem, NC
The training was exceptional with lots of resources! I make it a habit to screen for tobacco use in all my patients regardless of setting (oncology, BH or family practice). The tobacco service by TTS is important and we had really good feedback from all providers about the service. Most importantly, helping patients quit using tobacco has been rewarding for both their physical health and mental health.
--Chue Black, Winston-Salem, NC