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Certificate Program

​​​​​​​​TEACH is a knowledge translation project that offers an University of Toronto accredited certificate program in cessation counselling. This 46.5 hour certificate program provides the context, background, knowledge, and skills needed to offer intensive tobacco cessation counselling.

In order to complete the full certificate program, learners must complete the following requirements:

  • One TEACH Core Course: An Interprofessional Comprehensive Course on Treating Tobacco Use Disorder. This course is a 19.5 hours of required online time or in-class training equivalent.
  • Two TEACH Specialty Courses: TEACH offers a variety of Specialty Courses related to specific populations.  Each Specialty Course is 13.5 hours of required online time or in-class training equivalent.
  • Completion of the Learning Assessments for each course (pre-course & post-course).
The maximum number of years for participants to complete the certificate of completion requirements is 3 years. 

TEACH certificate program courses are also accredited by the following organizations:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
  • Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Descriptions of TEACH Certificate Program Courses

Learn more about the courses offered through the TEACH Certificate Program, including: the TEACH core course and specialty courses.​​​

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Upcoming Courses and Registration Information

To register for this accredited certificate program and learn about upcoming courses, click below.

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Effective as of July 1, 2019 TEACH no longer requires participants to take The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) online course "Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice" course. However, as a new student of the TEACH Certificate Program, we strongly suggest that you complete the 5 modules (Protection, Prevention, Cessation, E-cigarettes & Evaluation) as they provide a solid foundation for the courses.