February 21-24, 2017 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training

//February 21-24, 2017 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training
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1-fsu-college-of-medicine-logoThe Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program at the Florida State University College of Medicine has developed the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training: 3-Day Foundation Course to provide an in-depth understanding of tobacco dependence as well as the essential science-based treatment tools necessary to help tobacco users achieve freedom from their addiction.

The training format allows for an interactive and comprehensive educational experience. Participants can expect to leave the training feeling competent to effectively treat patients for tobacco dependence. The curriculum provides knowledge of evidence-based treatment methods and provides participants with necessary skills and tools needed to assess and treat smokers.

Our TTS training meets all of the requirements set forth in the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence as well as the national standards for competencies for Tobacco Treatment Specialists. Trainers for the 3-Day Foundation Course are FSU College of Medicine faculty and staff and faculty from FAMU College of Pharmacy.

Additionally, our training offers an optional 4-hour Quit Smoking NOW (QSN) Facilitator training on the fourth day. The QSN Facilitator session prepares tobacco treatment specialist (TTS) to offer the six-session QSN classes in their communities.


The training includes the mandatory 24 hours of training and the following 11 Core Competencies:

  • Tobacco Dependence Knowledge and Education – 2 hours
  • Counseling Skills – 5 hours
  • Assessment Interview – 3 hours
  • Treatment Planning – 2 hours
  • Pharmacotherapy – 4 hours
  • Relapse Prevention – 2 hours
  • Diversity and Specific Health Issues – 2 hours
  • Documentation and Evaluation – 1 hour
  • Professional Resources – 1 hour
  • Law and Ethics – 1 hour
  • Professional Development – 1 hour

The following sessions are offered

  • Quit Smoking NOW (optional half day training)

Optional Training
An additional, optional day of training is also available. From 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 24th the Quit Smoking (QSN) NOW Facilitator training is available. The QSN training is not mandatory for certification.  It’s available for those interested in offering six-session QSN classes in their communities. More information on QSN.

In-State Participant Pricing

TTS 3-Day Foundational Course $230
Optional QSN Facilitator Course
Out-of-State Participant Pricing
TTS 3-Day Foundational Course $375
Optional QSN Facilitator Course $45

Hotel Reservations

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa
10000 Turkey Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 345-0000
A special group rate of $120 is available and includes breakfast and free self-parking.
Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-502-7058 option 3,1. Please be sure to use Group Code 61-264, Reservations must be received by the Resort no later than Jan. 20, 2017. All Group guest reservations require a minimum deposit equal to one (1) night’s room & tax to be charged on a major credit card.
NOTE: Conference Registration does not include or guarantee your accommodation reservation at The Westgate Resort (the conference venue). Hotel reservations must be made separately.
All day coffee, lunch and afternoon snack is included with your training registration.
Cancellation Policy

A new cancellation policy is now in effect. Before registering for this training, please be sure to review the cancellation/refund policy here.


Date: Feb 21, 2017 07:45 AM – Feb 24, 2017 04:30 PM

THIS LIVE EVENT IS ALSO OFFERED April 25, 2017 – April 28, 2017 in Orange Park, FL

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Registration closes on Feb 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Others treating tobacco dependence
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Social Workers


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