Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (RMTTS-C) Program
The Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (RMTTS-C) Program is offered by the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program. It was developed to train interdisciplinary healthcare providers and community and public health professionals to become tobacco cessation champions for their organizations and communities. The program offers the highest quality tobacco treatment specialist program based on the latest evidence-based tobacco cessation research and treatment strategies.
The RMTTS-C Program provides a comprehensive, focused, and convenient process by which individuals can master the core competencies defined by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) and can attain certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. For more information about how accreditation and the professionalization of this certification work, please see the Journal of Smoking Cessation article, Increasing the Quality and Availability of Evidence-based Treatment for Tobacco Dependence through Unified Certification of Tobacco Treatment Specialists.
The course is offered twice a year in May and October in the Denver Metro area in Colorado.
The entire certification program is $1,200, which includes training, examination, and certification. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.
Continuing Education Credits
BHWP is certified to offer continuing education credits from the following organizations:
- 20.75 contact hours from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
- 21.50 entry-level continuing education contact hours (CECH) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
- 20.50 continuing education hours from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)