Become A Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

This 30 hour curriculum will provide education on evidence-based clinical interventions for the treatment of tobacco dependence and prepares health care or related professionals to become certified in the treatment of tobacco dependence.

Upcoming Class:

May 1-31, 2022

Early registration Now through 2/28/2022 – $1,000
Late registration 3/1/2022 – 4/17/2022 – $1,100
Registration closes 4/17/22 at midnight EST

Nationally Accredited CTTTP Program

The Breathing Association is one of only 22 nationally accredited programs and the only program in Ohio.

100% Self-Paced Online

Students have thirty days to complete the 14 different learning modules; affording them enough time to work at their own pace.

Continuing Education Credits Available

Up to 30 Continuing education credits are available for respiratory therapists, nurses, counselors and social workers.

Continuing Professional Development

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).

Resources Provided

Participants receive access to all course materials and resources.

Course Curriculum

  • Tobacco Dependence Knowledge and Education
  • An American Crisis; A Chronic Disease
  • Pharmacotherapies for Tobacco Addictions
  • Rational for Current and Future Practices
  • Counseling Skills and Motivational Interviewing
  • Smokeless Tobacco and Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Assessment Interviewing
  • Treatment Planning
  • Conducting Group Sessions
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Diversity and Cultural Issues
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Women
  • Tobacco and Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder
  • Professional Resources & Professional Development
  • Law and Ethics

Faculty

Thomas Houston, MD

Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD

Chizimuzo (Zim) Okoli, PhD

Registration 

Early Registration: Now until 2/28/2022

Late Registration: 3/1/2022 – 4/17/2022

Registration Closes: 4/17/2022 at midnight EST

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Future Classes

September 1-30, 2022

Early registration Now through June 30,2022 – $1,000
Late registration 7/01/2022 – 8/21/2022 – $1,100
Registration closes 8/21/22 at midnight EST

Renew your CTTS Certification:

Your CTTS certification must be renewed every two years from the time of your initial certification. Recertification requires confirmation of 18 CEU credit hours obtained within the last two years. The fee is $100. Please click on the recertification below to complete your application and email, fax or mail to Heather McCary at Heather.Mccary@breathingassociation.org or (614) 437-1521.

CTTS Recertification

WHAT IS A TOBACCO TREATMENT SPECIALIST?

Certified  Tobacco Treatment Specialists, or CTTSs, are professionals who are specially trained to provide treatment for individuals seeking to stop using tobacco.

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Accredited status means that The Breathing Association program was thoroughly reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of international experts who agree that this program meets the standards put forth by industry experts in your country.