Zoom In: Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program

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A leading comprehensive evidence-based tobacco treatment training course for healthcare professionals and the public health sector is now 100% online. Participants across the country can begin earning their National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP).

The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program (TTS) — a collaboration of the Duke Smoking Cessation Program at Duke Cancer Institute (Quit at Duke), the University of North Carolina Tobacco Treatment Program, and the North Carolina Division of Public Health — has recently made its nationally accredited course available as a virtual, web-based experience that blends online self-paced training and live interactive training sessions comprised of didactic instruction, problem-based learning activities, applied practice problems, and practice counseling.

The course utilizes 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.

Completion of the course fulfills the training requirement for the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP), offered by the Association for Addiction Counselors (NAADAC). Self-paced pre-course work, mid-course work, and attendance at the live online training sessions is required. (The next virtual TTS training session will be held June 8-16.) The national certificate also requires passing an examination and providing evidence documenting 240 hours of tobacco treatment practice experience following the training.

Course participants must attest to being tobacco free for at least six months prior to participating in the program.

Cost for the training is $1,100 to be paid upon registration. Registration fee includes access to self-paced online video modules, live interactive virtual training, a comprehensive tobacco treatment textbook and workbook, application processing, and CME coordination. Partial scholarships are available.

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Email Jennifer Greyber or call her at 919.668.5042 for more information.

Training Schedule

  1. Pre-Course Work
    4 hours, self-paced online
     
  2. Live Online Training Session I - June 8-9, 2020
    2 days, 10 hours total, via Zoom
     
  3. Mid-Course Work
    4 hours, self-paced online
     
  4. Live Online Training Session II - June 15-16, 2020
    2 days, 10 hours total, via Zoom

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.

​Certification

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.

Credit

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.

  • Physicians: Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team. Participants who complete training and register for Continuing Medical Education (CME) will receive 27.75 hours of CME. CME credits can be used by physicians, pharmacists who are clinical pharmacist practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, NC respiratory therapists, and some other healthcare providers.
  • Nurses: Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 27.75 hours
  • Pharmacists: Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); 27.75 hours
  • Social Workers: The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program has been endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers--North Carolina chapter for 27.75 social work contact hours.
  • Behavioral Health Providers (including psychologists and addiction counselors), educators, and others: We strongly encourage individuals to inquire with their specific licensing boards to determine whether this activity is accepted for credit before registering for the course.