Graduate Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Specialist
University of Kentucky

Program Details

The University of Kentucky offers a Tobacco Treatment Specialist Graduate Certificate online. Graduates will be prepared to deliver evidence-based treatment and promote change to reduce the toll of tobacco on public health. Coursework gives students the skills and knowledge required to treat tobacco dependence and promote tobacco cessation. 

This substance abuse counseling certificate examines evidence-based and culturally sensitive policy interventions to promote healthy communities, especially among vulnerable populations. Upon completion of this accredited program, graduates will earn a training certificate that is the initial requirement for obtaining the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP)

Topics covered in this certificate program include:

  • Tobacco use and counseling
  • Assessing tobacco use and treatment planning
  • Tobacco treatment pharmacology


  • Bachelor's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges