TOBACCO TREATMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION - Charleston

Private Course - Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification

Course date:  May 15-19-2017

Location:  Charleston, WV

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The Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Program at Mayo Clinic is nationally accredited and we welcome participants from different backgrounds and ideologies. We appreciate and embrace the cultural diversity of our participants and currently have trained health care professionals from more than 37 different countries.

Recognizing a need for further training for those providing treatment for tobacco dependence, the education program offers a certification training program for Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS).  The overarching goal is to aid health care professionals in becoming competent in the provision of treatment for people who are dependent on tobacco and formally recognize that competence.

Although a national certification organization for TTS does not yet exist, there is a clear demand for professionals in the field for recognition of their expertise in treating tobacco use and dependence. The Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC) has worked closely with the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) and others to establish standards for core competencies, training, and certification of tobacco treatment providers. The NDC TTS Certification Program has been developed based upon these proposed standards.

We require all participants to be at least 6 months smoke-free. Please visit and review the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification public web page for additional course prerequisites and policies before registering for the course.

Course coordinators:

  • On-site course coordinator

Cinny Kittle, TTS
Director, Health Improvement Initiatives
Email:  ckittle@wvha.org
Phone: 304-353-9710

  • Mayo Clinic TTS Course Coordinator

Susan Bennett
Email: bennett.susan@mayo.edu
Phone: 507-266-0851
Fax: 507-255-0652

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