The next training will be held from October 12-15, 2020 on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

The Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist (RMTTS) Training 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 Training 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.

NEW: National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP)

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) in collaboration with The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) has announced the establishment of a National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP). The NCTTP will replace the various certification programs that currently exist across the country. Accordingly, the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP) will no longer issue Tobacco Treatment Specialist certifications or renewals for the Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program (RMTTS).

We encourage anyone who is certified through BHWP, as well as anyone who is interested in becoming certified, to apply for the new NCTTP.  You can find applications and further details about the national certificate at: Questions about the NCTTP can be directed to NAADAC’s Certification Coordinator, at 703.741.7686 x136 or at

Please note that in order to apply for the NCTTP, RMTTS trainees will need to submit a new RMTTS certificate of completion along with their application. For those who plan to apply for the NCTTP, RMTTS certificates of completion will be provided upon request . If you have completed RMTTS and need a copy of this certificate, please send your request to

Training Schedule
The course is offered twice a year in May and October in the Denver Metro area. 

Program Costs
The fee for all four days of training is $1200.

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)
  • 20 entry-level and 2.5 advanced-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)

Program Overview
Program Agenda & Curriculum Outline
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)