Best Practices

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Best Practices


You can become a leader in Maine’s tobacco treatment community simply by learning about and adhering to nationwide best practices. Here are some of the steps you’ll need to take:

Earn your National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment

MaineHealth CTI’s Tobacco Treatment Education and Training Program is a nationally accredited provider of the core training requirements necessary to apply for a National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP) – one of only 18 such training programs across the country. Learn More >

This prestigious certification was created as a way to standardized and unify tobacco competencies, knowledge and skills on a national level, and as a way for healthcare professionals to ensure best practice performance standards and demonstrate their advanced education in evidence-based tobacco treatment to employers, third-party payers and clients.

To earn your certification, you must provide evidence of specific education and experience, including successful completion of a CTTTP – an accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist training program (such as the one offered by MaineHealth CTI), as well as 240 hours of tobacco treatment practice experience within a two-year period following the training.

In addition, you are expected to “practice what you preach” by being tobacco-free for a minimum of six months. You also must agree to adhere to the Tobacco Treatment Provider Code of Ethics.

Eligibility and application requirements may be found at

MaineHealth offers free in-service trainings for clinicians on best practices for treating tobacco dependence. For more information about onsite training opportunities, call 207-662-7154 or email [email protected].