NAADAC and ATTUD Announce New National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP)

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, in partnership with the Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Inc. (ATTUD) and the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) announces a new National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.

“Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.  In addition, smoking tobacco causes more deaths among clients in substance use disorder treatment than the alcohol or drug use that brings them to treatment. In an effort to give more attention to the importance of smoking cessation and access to evidence-based tobacco treatment, we are pleased to be partnering with ATTUD and CTTTP to offer this new certificate program,” states Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Executive Director of NAADAC.

“ATTUD is thrilled to be partnering with NAADAC and CTTTP on the development of the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP). The NCTTP represents a game changer for the tobacco treatment field and is the culmination of many years of effort. The NCTTP will help ensure the tobacco dependent receive the highest level of professional care,” says Matthew Bars, MS, CTTS, ATTUD President.

The National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP) was created to standardize and unify tobacco competencies, knowledge, and skills on a national level and provides national, unified recognition of professionals who obtain this prestigious certificate.  By obtaining the NCTTP, tobacco treatment professionals are demonstrating to employers, third-party payers, and clients their advanced education in evidence-based tobacco competencies, skills, and practice.

To apply for the certificate, candidates must provide evidence of specific education and experience, including successful completion of a CTTTP-accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist training program and hours of tobacco treatment practice experience following completion of the training.  In addition, candidates must be tobacco-free for a minimum of six months and must agree to adhere to the Tobacco Treatment Provider Code of Ethics.  Specific eligibility and application requirements may be found at A list of accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist training programs may be found at

The initial test-exempt offering of this Certificate will be available until April 15, 2018.  Applications postmarked after April 15, 2018 will require successful completion of an examination to be awarded the certificate.

Questions? Please visit the NCTTP website at for details. All additional questions may be directed to Yao Kouassi, NAADAC Certification Coordinator, at 703.741.7686 x136 or [email protected].

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 95,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members, and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

The Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Inc. (ATTUD) is the global organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.

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