MD Anderson is one of 28 sites accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to provide a five-day class for individuals interested in becoming credentialed as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). The program offers the highest quality tobacco treatment training, based on the most up to date evidence in tobacco cessation research and treatment strategies. We welcome participants from all health care disciplines and cultures.
Our goal is to train interdisciplinary health care providers and public health professionals to become tobacco cessation champions for their organizations and communities.
- March 25-29, 2024
- June 3-7, 2024
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program or would like to be added to the participant waiting list for trainings.
This activity is intended for health care providers and behavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation of tobacco and nicotine products.
This particular track takes place on Thursday of the training week. The lectures covered are Pharmacotherapy, Treatment Planning, and Relapse Prevention. Please note those who complete the 1 day training are not eligible for the Tobacco Treatment Specialist exam nor credentialing. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
By way of a generous donation to the Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program from Mr. Ellis J. Williamson, a World War II Veteran and retired member of the Army Air Corps hailing from Gallatin, Texas (Cherokee County), scholarships will be available for the 2024 trainings. This is a $900 scholarship available to employees of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital or Medical Center in the United States, who provide tobacco and nicotine cessation services for patients. To learn more information or inquire about eligibility for the scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MD Anderson’s Certified Tobacco Training Program is an intensive, five-day course focused on the skills needed to effectively deliver tobacco cessation treatment in both a clinic and community setting. Faculty and presenters are MD Anderson physicians, psychologists, counseling, education staff and other MD Anderson professionals.
A partial list of curriculum topics includes:
- Counseling Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- Diversity and Disparities
- Treatment Planning
- Tobacco Dependence and co-morbid conditions
- Relapse Prevention
The last half-day of the program will consist of an examination which tests both knowledge and counseling skills. This training program is designed for health care professionals already providing tobacco dependence treatment and for those with a strong interest in entering the field.
Registration fee for all five days of the virtual training: $1,100.00
Prescriber Track fee (Thursday only): $250.00
We also offer special discounts for professionals working in academic, government, non-profit and limited resource settings:
Academic, Health Science Center or Schools of Health Profession employees - $900.00
Registration Fee for employees working in FQHC’s, LMHA’s, state and local health departments (5 spaces only) - $500.00
The Prescribers Track takes place on Thursday of the training week. The lectures covered are:
- Treatment Planning
- Relapse Prevention
Those choosing this 1-day training are not eligible for the Tobacco Treatment Specialist exam nor credentialing.
The following Continuing Education (CE) credits can be earned:
- Up to 31.25 hours of CE credit for M.D., D.O., PA, APN and RN
- Up to 30 hours of CE credit for LPC, LMSW and LMFT
- Up to 32.25 hours of CE credit for CHES and MCHES
1. Implement best practice patient screening and care procedures
2. Demonstrate understanding of best practices and complications related to tobacco cessation
3. Identify multiple treatment plans, techniques and available resources to offer as patient care
4. Provide patient education on new and emerging tobacco products
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment being offered
In support of improving patient care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1
Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
No commercial support has been received for this activity.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited
Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or
others are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest
have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
Registration is limited in order to facilitate learning and maximize interaction with the experienced faculty. For more details and to register for upcoming trainings, please see list of trainings listed above in the "upcoming trainings" section.