Beginning October 1, 2016 CTTTP will implement a $500 application fee.
A Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training Program must meet or exceed the following standards to be considered for accreditation.
The applying program must:
- complete the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Application for Program Accreditation
- effectively cover all the required skill sets within the eleven (11) Tobacco Training Specialist Core Competencies as specified on pages 8-21 of the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Accreditation Application
- meet or exceed the minimum number of hours devoted to each of the eleven (11) Core Competency areas as specified on page 8 of the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Accreditation Application
- provide a minimum of 24 hours of instruction
- assess or evaluate participant knowledge of program content; include a final assessment (e.g., case study, simulated patient, multiple choice examination) designed to measure trainee knowledge; and address participants who do not demonstrate sufficient command of program content
- include instruction on the national guidelines established or adapted for use in the country in which the training is being conducted (e.g., USPHS Clinical Practice Guidelines for US trainings)
- invite participants who serve culturally and linguistically diverse populations
- not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability
- accommodate participants with disabilities and be handicap accessible
- be presented by experts in the field of tobacco treatment
- provide tobacco treatment resources for trainers to use with their clients or patients
- have a defined refund policy, cancellation policy, and grievance procedure
- collect evaluations of the training program from participants
After a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training Program achieves accreditation, the following is required to remain accredited.
The accredited program’s designated contact person must:
- provide an annual status report including any changes in:
- purpose, structure, or activities;
- changes in faculty or instructors; and
- changes in assessment processes.
The designated contact person will be notified of the deadline and reporting requirements approximately 60 days before the annual report is due.
- Notification will be sent approximately 60 days prior to the date the fee is due.
- submit a complete re-application packet after 5 years, in order to maintain accreditation. The designated contact person will be notified approximately 90 days before the re-application is due.
- inform firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a change in designated contact person, or other significant information change for the program, such as address, telephone number, Web site, e-mail, etc.
- contact email@example.com if there is a significant change to the program’s purpose, structure or activities.