TTS Core Training

The TTS Core Training is an intensive 4 - day, evidence-based training program designed for persons who deliver moderate to intensive tobacco treatment services within a health care or community setting. The curriculum is designed to address a set of core competencies for tobacco treatment specialists first defined by the Massachusetts Certification Steering Committee in 1998, and further defined by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) 

Cost: $1000/person

Dates of the next TTS Training


  • September  26 - 29, 2016.(Agenda and Hotel Information) Registration deadline is September 5, 2016.
  • April 3 - 6, 2017. Registration deadline is March 13, 2017.

 Who is Eligible to Apply

The course is designed for health workers who want to master the necessary core competencies for providing evidenced-based treatment for nicotine dependency. The following criteria must be met before attending the core training:

  1. Completed Basic Skills for Working with Smokers course or be registered for either the online or in-person course before you register for TTS Core training.
  2. Completed Basic Skills for Working with Smokers course either online or in-person at least 2 weeks before starting core training.
  3. You must be tobacco-free for six months prior to attending core training.

We offer; CHES/MCHES (22.5 CEUs), Social Workers (22.5 CEUs), Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (22.5 CEUs), Mental Health Counselors (22.5 clock hours), RNs/LPNs (21.5 contact hours) and a general certificate of completion (22.5 total hours) for all other participants. To view a list of the organizations that have approved for CEUs and clock hours go to TTS Course CEUs and Clock Hours. Note that; this activity has been submitted to ANA Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours, please call Denise Jolicoeur 508-856-5886.

For more information go to:

- Registration

- Goals and Objectives (pdf small icon 17x17 pdf)

- Goals and Objectives

- Core Competencies

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