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TTS Training Program Completion and National Certificate

Three components are necessary to successfully complete the TTS Training program:
  • Meeting one of the Education / Experience eligibility prerequisites
  • Attend this TTS Training Program in its entirety
  • Pass the TTS Training Program Evaluation with a score of 70%

To take the TTS Training Program Evaluation:
Download the TTS Training Program Evaluation Application Form

National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP)

The new NCTTP is now available! This is a transitional step on the pathway to national certification.

We encourage all prior and new trainees to apply for this certificate. It is of value for several reasons, including:

  • Its status as a national credential is far more meaningful than any institutional or state document.
  • It is likely to have implications regarding billing for services in the future
  • Possession of the NCTTP will hopefully provide a smooth ‘grandfathering’ option to ultimate national certification

Three steps are planned in the transition to develop a full national certification:

  1. Those who successfully complete a CTTTP-Accredited TTS Training program and meet all requirements BEFORE April 15, 2018 are now eligible for a “test-exempt” option to receive the NCTTP. The NCTTP is a non-renewable document.
  2. Those meeting the requirements AFTER April 15, 2018 are also eligible for the NCTTP, but must also take and pass the certificate test.
  3. The proposed National Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (NCTTS) credential should be ready to receive applications from eligible professionals in 2019. It is anticipated that the eligibility requirements will be similar to the NCTTP, but will include a newly developed certification examination. This certification will be renewable, however the criteria for renewal have not yet been established. The current plan includes that those who already possess the NCTTP at that time will be eligible for a simplified ‘grandfathering’ process.

For more information:

Dr. Payne has been involved in the development of the NCTTP and the proposed upcoming national certification. He will post updates on this page as they become available.

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