TTS Continuing Education

Current TTS continuing education credits opportunities are listed below:

1. How to conduct Tobacco Treatment in Groups

Date: Spring, 2019. Specific date and time to be posted at a later date, $150/participant
Description: Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTSs) and health care workers who have a firm foundation in the cognitive/behavioral treatment strategies and pharmacotherapy for tobacco dependence will learn techniques for applying this knowledge within a group setting.

Audience: Recommended for those who have completed the UMass TTS Core Training or other CTTTP accredited TTS training, OR have extensive experience in 1:1 tobacco treatment.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, 35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, MA, 01608.

Registration: To be opened at a later date. register & pay $150 with a credit card click here. To pay by check or money or

Cancelation Policy: If you cancel your registration 2 weeks prior to the course, your fee is refundable less a $50 processing charge. After that date NO refunds will be given. Substitutions must be approved by the course director. There will be a $50 fee charged for each substitution.

Contact Information: For any questions about this training e-mail us at

2. Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic  
This is a free, interactive Web-based program designed by Dartmouth Medical School in collaboration with CDC for health care professionals to hone their skills in assisting pregnant women to quit smoking. Various continuing education credits are available. To learn more about this program go to: 

3. Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing 
University of Massachusetts Medical School is offering an intensive training in motivational interviewing. This is a 5 session course that provides in-depth training and coaching in motivational interviewing. While designed for providers working in Patient Centered Medical Homes it is open to all practitioners. There are in-person and on-line options. To learn more go to:

4. The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center(SCLC) is a national program that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center offers webinars on tobacco cessation. To view the or attend the webinars go to

5. Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
ATTC is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field. For a list of addiction treatment course offerings visit their site at

6. Varenicline: Where are we today? 
Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), a program administered by the University of California hosted a live webcast “Varenicline: Where are we today?” on September 20, 2012. To access the archived webcast visit their site at     

7. Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence 
ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user. For a list of Tobacco meetings and Conferences visit their website at

8. LaraSig: Health Professional Student Training 
This program has web-based trainings that provide support tools to clinicians, researchers, and consumers on a variety of health related topics including tobacco treatment training. To learn more go to their website at