Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatment Training, Now Available from Anywhere

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

Summer 2022 Training Schedule

The Duke-UNC TTS Training Program features a blended format of self-paced video modules and live virtual sessions across two weeks to maximize flexibility for adult learners.

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

Virtual Training Days 1 & 2: July 18-19, 12pm to 5pm ET (via Zoom)

Mid-Course Work: 5 hours, self-paced online

​Virtual Training Days 3 & 4: July 25-26, 12pm to 5pm ET (via Zoom)


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 manual, 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 $1,250, to be paid upon registration. Please inquire about our partial scholarships!

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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