The CERTIFIED TOBACCO TREATMENT SPECIALIST is not an independent clinical practice credential and should only be used for work within health care or counseling settings. Private practice counselors must have a license approved by the Division of Consumer Affairs to provide independent counseling.
Must complete UMDNJ’s Tobacco Dependency Program of 42 hours and submit the original certificate for review.
- Masters or above in Human Services field with one year of full time counseling or health care experience. (1 year = 2000 hours) or
- Bachelors in Human Services with two years of full time counseling or health care experience or
- CADC/LCADC/ nursing or other recognized health related qualification, with four years of full time counseling or health care experience.(2 years = 4000 hours, 4 years = 8000 hours).