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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification Virtual Training Program May 2021

Virtual  training course  (EST)

  1. You must have access to a device that allows you to join each day of class. 
  2. You will need to leave your video on for the duration of each class.  
  3. You will need to provide an email address for zoom invites and course information.

IF PAYING BY CHECK, PLEASE CONTACT Heather McCary at 614-437-1521 or by email; [email protected] for further instruction.

All check payments must be received before May 24th 2021.


The Breathing Association's TTS Certification program issues two types of certifications: (1) Continuing Education Units (CEU) for counselors, social workers, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, etc. and (2) Provisional or Full Certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Both CEU certificates and Provisional or Full Certifications are only issued once the course is completed, and all required forms and payment are received by The Breathing Association.

Registration MUST be paid before attending the course. 

The Breathing Association’s Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Course (TTS) is appropriate for health professionals from many disciplines, such as nursing, medicine, psychology, dentistry and dental hygiene, social services, counseling, addictions medicine, respiratory therapy, and health education. This course prepares professionals to provide treatment for tobacco dependent persons in many clinical and community settings.


This course is accredited by Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP)


This course, like those offered by several other institutions across the country, has been designed to meet the  standards of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) for training, competencies, and credentialing of TTS trainees; the US Public Health Service Guidelines for treating tobacco use, and evidence-based recommendations of authoritative groups in the field.


      Early Bird Registration” $1000.00 if registered by April 26th, 2021.

     Late Registration* $1100.00 if registered from April 27th until May 9th, 2021

      Payment must be received before class begins on May 24th, 2021.

      Registration closes end of the day May 9th.


Fee includes access to course material, Learning Assessment, Continuing Education Certificate and Provisional or Full Certificate (Full Certification requires passing grade on test).  The fee is required to hold your reservation.

All fees must paid before the certificate will be released to the participant.

Applications will be accepted based on availability. The application deadline is two weeks prior to the beginning of the course or when maximum number of applications has been accepted.  




Requirements to participate in this course are as follows:

-A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related discipline, preferably with at least one year’s experience in counseling, health education, and/or patient care. Applicants must provide 1) a copy of the highest degree earned and 2) a Statement of Work Experience form, and 3) a resume.

-Documented Status as a tobacco-free person; at least six months tobacco-free (for recovering tobacco users).


-If you do not have a Bachelor’s Degree, you must provide 1) a Statement of Work Experience form and 2) copies of significant professional licenses/credentials in related fields.

-Documented Status as a tobacco-free person; at least six months tobacco-free (for recovering tobacco users).


Requirements for Certification


Persons who attend the Tobacco Treatment Specialist course and complete the Learning Assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion of the course. However, full certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist is a process that goes beyond the didactic coursework we offer. Requirements to receive Provisional Certification or Full Certification are as follows:


Provisional Certification: Those who attend the course and complete the Learning Assessment, but have not fulfilled the patient care requirements prior to the course will receive Provisional Certification.

Full Certification: Those who attend the course, complete the Learning Assessment, AND provide proof of experience in providing tobacco dependence treatment will receive Full Certification.


Contact time in tobacco cessation patient care may be either prior to or subsequent to the Tobacco Treatment Specialist course. For those with a Bachelor’s degree or less, applicants should demonstrate a total of 480 hours of clinical activity related to tobacco use cessation. Persons with a graduate degree or post-Bachelor’s qualifications in a health-related field (e.g., advanced-practice nursing) should show 240 hours of patient care activity in tobacco cessation. Several types of activity related to cessation can count toward this requirement:


-Delivering direct patient care in tobacco cessation in group or individual counseling sessions, and/or telephone interventions and follow-up
-Teaching classes about tobacco cessation and related issues
-Preparation time involved with cessation sessions or training classes
-Supervision of other healthcare personnel who provide tobacco cessation services



Candidates for full certification should complete the requirements for patient care activity within TWO years of taking the Tobacco Treatment Specialist training course.


Continuing Education: Continuing Education has been approved for the following disciplines: Chemical Dependency Professionals, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurses.


Continuing Professional Development

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) and The Breathing Association. The OSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The OSMA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Through their reciprocity agreements, many licensing, credentialing and professional organizations, such as the Ohio Board of Nursing, State Medical Board of Ohio, accept courses and hour for hour credits from any provider who is ACCME accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1™ credit.

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Registration closes May 9th, 2021.

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