Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Upcoming Dates

Registration closes one week prior to the program date OR once the program reaches full capacity. Please register and submit payment early to reserve your spot.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Duquesne University Tobacco Treatment Specialist program is a training program that certifies an interdisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals as Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS). A TTS is a professional who possesses the skills, knowledge, and training to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for tobacco dependence across a range of intensities and in a variety of settings including but not limited to hospitals, community health centers, HMOs, medical and dental practices, educational settings, social service agencies, tobacco treatment centers, telephone quitlines, and mental health centers. The TTS may engage not only in providing treatment but also in educating others (professionals and patients) about tobacco dependence treatments.

This training program is nationally accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTP). It is an intensive course taught through self-paced online modules focusing on the skills needed to effectively treat tobacco dependence, culminating in a one-day live skills training held on campus. Through the expertise of the course faculty, participants will be guided in using the skills of motivational interviewing, medication management, and other evidence-based strategies to support effective tobacco treatment.


Jamie McConaha, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP, CTTS, CDE
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Chris O'Neil, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, FCCP
Assistant Dean of Curricular Development & Interprofessional Education

Elizabeth Bunk, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Duquesne University Center for Pharmacy Care


Duquesne Preceptor/Alumni: $505

*Have a group interested in TTS training? Private training sessions available to groups of 11 or more. Contact Dr. Jamie McConaha for details.*

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Cancellation Policy

Reservations for the program cannot be held until the registration fee is received. Cancellations received in writing (via email) at least seven days prior to the program will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee if an access code to learning material was not processed. If the access code was processed, a refund minus a $150 cancellation fee will be provided. Please contact the program coordinator if you need to cancel your registration. Duquesne University reserves the right to cancel the program at any point in time. In that event, each participant will be notified via email and a full refund will be made.

Communications Policy

All communications will be sent to the email address submitted at the time of registration. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that the email address submitted is correct. If you need to communicate with the Certificate Program coordinator, please communicate using the email address used for registration.

Please note that communications may be delayed during observed University holidays.

Zoom Etiquette Policy

To ensure an environment conducive to effective communication, please follow the Zoom Etiquette guidelines in the link below when participating in any Zoom meeting. If a participant does not adhere to the guidelines listed, they will be asked to leave the meeting and must take the course at a different time. Faculty reserve the right to remove a participant for distracting or inappropriate behavior. If a future offering is not available, the participant understands that a refund will not be available.

View the the University's official Zoom Etiquette Policy here and click on the "Zoom Etiquette" tab.