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Join Us For Our Next TTS Training!

July 15-23, 2024 | 30 CE hours | $1,300

Inquire about our partial scholarships and group discounts! Register Now >>

Program Overview

The Duke-UNC Comprehensive 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. Through a combination of interactive, virtual sessions and online self-paced training, Duke-UNC TTS offers leading-edge, evidence-based continuing education in a fun and engaging online experience.

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).


​National Certification

There are several pathways to national recognition as a tobacco treatment professional. Completion of the Duke-UNC TTS training program fulfills the training requirement for any of these pathways; other requirements, such as an exam and/or documentation of tobacco treatment work experience, may be required to complete these national recognition programs. For more information, please visit our national certification page, or these following sites:

Tobacco Treatment


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 designated as a jointly accredited activity by Duke Continuing Education and Professional Development for up to 30 CE hours. The Duke-UNC TTS Training Program is accredited to provide AMA PRA Category 1, ANCC, ACPE, and IACET CEUs. More info >>


Program Cost
Cost for the virtual training is $1,300, to be paid by credit card upon registration. Tuition includes access to all online and virtual course sessions, a comprehensive TTS training manual, and CE credit processing. Partial scholarships are available for eligible applicants; see our FAQ page for eligibility reqirements. Ask us about our group discounts for multiple participants registering together from one organization!

Early Bird Discount

Register by June 1 for our Summer TTS training to get $150 off course fees. Early Bird discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Start Here!

Use this form to access our free CE activity, get info about registering for a training, or request a callback from our office staff.


Our TTS training experience consists of two main elements--self-paced, video modules  and 4 half-day, live sessions via Zoom--spread out over a two-week period to allow maximum flexibility for busy healthcare professionals.



Pre-Course Video Modules (July 1-15):

5 hours, self-paced

July 15, 2024: Virtual Training Session 1

12pm-5pm ET (Zoom)

July 16, 2024: Virtual Training Session 2

12pm-5pm ET (Zoom)


Mid-Course Video Modules (July 16-22):

5 hours, self-paced


July 22, 2024: Virtual Training Session 3

12pm-5pm ET (Zoom)


July 23 2024: Virtual Training Session 4

12pm-5pm ET (Zoom)


Evaluation and Certificates


*Click HERE to view our sample detailed course curriculum

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

Duke-UNC TTS Onsite Training: Our History and the Future


The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program launched its first on-site training in 2016 and is committed to making TTS education accessible to anyone, whether in North Carolina, the US, and beyond. We plan to continue to offer our trainings in a flexible online format for busy healthcare professionals.

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