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Elements of the Tobacco Treatment Education Program

Our training is an 8 week-course. In the first 6 weeks of the program, trainees will complete online curriculum (listed below). Around Week 8, we provide an in-person or virtual Skills Building and Demonstration Day in order to reinforce concepts and allow trainees opportunities to network and practice skills. In order to successfully complete the course and qualify for a certificate of completion, trainees must complete the entire on-line course, participate in the one day workshop, and pass a short practical exam.

  • On-line Curriculum:

Section 1: Tobacco Use and Dependence Education

Section 2: Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Dependence

Section 3: Counseling and Behavioral Support for Tobacco Dependence

Section 4: Tobacco Treatment in Special Populations

Section 5: Tobacco Treatment in Practice

Section 6: Professional Development and Ethics

  • Skills Building and Demonstration Day
  • Final Practical Exam


This training is accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs. The KUTTS Training curriculum is based on a set of core competency standards for tobacco treatment specialists developed by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) within these 11 areas:

Tobacco Dependence Knowledge and Education
Counseling Skills
Assessment Interview
Treatment Planning
Pharmacotherapy
Relapse Prevention
Diversity and Specific Health Issues
Documentation and Evaluation
Professional Resources
Law and Ethics
Professional Development

Last modified: Feb 17, 2021

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