Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training

2018 Training Schedule

What is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS)?

A Tobacco Treatment Specialist is a professional who possesses the skills, knowledge and training to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for tobacco dependence across a range of intensities. (ATTUD, 2015)

TTS Competencies

The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) has established a set of competencies for Tobacco Treatment Specialists. The competencies serve as a measure to provide best practices for effective treatment of tobacco use. View the list of competencies.

Training Fees:

  • Basic Skills for Working with Smokers online course: $175
  • TTS Core Certification Training: $1,000

Training Prerequisite:

Prior to attending the TTS training, all candidates must successfully complete the Basic Skills for Working with Smokers online course. Access this course.


NAADAC, in partnership with the Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Inc. (ATTUD), and the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) announces a new National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP)

This national certificate program was created to standardize and unify tobacco competencies, knowledge, and skills on a national level and provides national, unified recognition of professionals who obtain this prestigious certificate. By obtaining the NCTTP, tobacco use professionals are demonstrating to employers, third-party payers, and clients their advanced education in evidence-based tobacco competencies, skills, and practice.


  • $150

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Test-Exemption Eligibility Period

  • October 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  • Applications postmarked after April 15, 2018 will require successful completion of an examination to be awarded the Certificate.

Eligibility & Application Requirements

Candidate must:

  1. Provide evidence of one of the following:
    • High School diploma plus 4,000 hours (2 years full-time) of human services work experience to be documented in the application.
    • Associate’s Degree plus 2,000 hours (1 year full-time) of human services work experience to be documented in the application.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  2. Provide a certificate of successful completion of a Tobacco Treatment Specialist training program that is accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Program. Click here for a current list of accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist training programs.
  3. Acquire 240 hours of tobacco treatment practice experience following the completion of training. This experience must be completed within a two-year period. This practice experience must be documented in the application.
  4. Be tobacco-free (including use of electronic nicotine delivery devices such as vaping and e-cigarettes) for a minimum of the six months prior to submission of this application, and must attest to this in the application.
  5. Adhere to the Tobacco Treatment Provider Code of Ethics and sign a statement that he or she has read and adheres to the Tobacco Treatment Provider Code of Ethics.
  6. Mail application and all supporting documents with the non-refundable application fee of $150 to:

    National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice
    44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Note: Application must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2018 to qualify for this special test-exemption offer.

For additional information on the certification process visit the NAADAC website at


For additional information or questions regarding the TTS training, contact Lena Gray at 734-998-6222 or email