Private Course - Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification

Course date: September 25-29, 2017

Location: Superior, Wisconsin

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TTS Application Materials

The Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Program is nationally accredited, and we welcome people 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 to 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 by 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 attending our course to be at least 6 months smoke-free. Please visit and review our Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification public web page for additional course pre-requisites and policies before registering for the course.

Course Coordinators

  • Onsite Course Coordinators

Jill Doberstein

Essentia Health


Phone:  218-786-2512 (Work)


Sue Tollas

Essentia Health


Phone:  715-817-7025

  • Mayo Clinic TTS Course Coordinator

Susan Bennett
Phone: 507-266-0851
Fax: 507-255-0652

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