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Certified Tobacco Educator

The Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE) credential recognizes healthcare professionals who provide tobacco prevention and cessation services to their clients. This new credential demonstrates to your clients, peers and supervisors that you have the competencies to provide comprehensive, evidence-informed care in tobacco. This new credential is based on two sets of competencies:

  • the Foundational Health Education Competencies
  • the Tobacco Education Competencies.


Requirements to challenge the Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE) Exam

1. You must have a degree or diploma in a recognized healthcare profession
that includes counselling within its scope of practice.

2. You must complete one of the following health education programs:

Alberta Health Services
Foundational Health
Educator Workshop

Phone: 780 361-1381
Email: tru@albertahealthservices.ca
www.albertaquits.ca

The TEACH Project
Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH)

Foundational Health
Educator Workshop

Phone: 416 535-8501 ext. 31600
Email: teach@camh.ca
www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com

Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.
Foundational Health
Education Program

Phone: 416 236-9555
Email: hello@healthelearning.ca
www.healthelearning.ca

RespTrec©
c/o Lung Association of Saskatchewan
Chronic Disease Management
Educator Course

Phone: 306 343-9511
Email: info@resptrec.org
www.resptrec.org

 

3. You must complete one of the following tobacco education programs:

Alberta Health Services
Alberta Quits Learning Series
(Online programming required:
Tobacco Basics, Tobacco Cessation
Pharmacology, Intensive
Tobacco Interventions) plus
(In-person program required:
Tobacco Intervention Workshop)
Phone: 780 361-1381
Email: tru@albertahealthservices.ca
www.albertaquits.ca

The TEACH Project
Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH)

Core Course

Phone: 416 535-8501 ext. 31600
Email: teach@camh.ca
www.nicotinedependenceclinic.com

Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc.
Tobacco Education Program

Phone: 416 236-9555
Email: hello@healthelearning.ca
www.healthelearning.ca

Additional comprehensive tobacco education training that meets the CNRC competencies may be considered. Contact CNRC directly to determine if your training qualifies.

NB If you already have a current CNRC Credential, (i.e. CRE, CAE ,CCE), you are not required to take a foundational health education course, though it is still recommended.

 

 

CTE Brochure

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