Training & CME Courses

Find the most effective training and CME courses to build your knowledge on tobacco use cessation and secondhand smoke exposure.


Trainings from the AAP Richmond Center:
Leadership Advocacy Trainings
Clinical Practice Trainings

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Tobacco Training and CME Courses

Webinars through the AAP Richmond Center

The AAP Richmond Center hosts an ongoing webinar series to educate clinicians on child health issues related to tobacco control. To view past webinars, view our Webinars page. Note that all of these webinars are presented free of charge.

Tobacco Training and CME Courses from External Organizations

  • Become a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
    The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence provides a listing of the different trainings that can assist in becoming a certified tobacco treatment specialist.
  • Clean Air for Healthy Children and Families
    Training and materials to implement tobacco cessation in your practice. These materials are offered through the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Clinical Management of the Patient who Uses Tobacco
    This interactive curriculum is intended for use in a classroom by an instructor, but can also be used by small groups of students, or by an individual. Covered in the curriculum are the 5As (full and modified), as well as Motivational Interviewing, pharmacology, and the nature of addiction.
  • Global Tobacco Control: Online Courses
    This site is an online resource that provides free online trainings, research-based reports and guides, and information on the capacity building programs of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Smoking Cessation: Effective Intervention Strategies
    This course is a collaborative effort of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Mercer School of Medicine. It is intended primarily for medical students, who can register to receive academic curriculum credit.
  • Tobacco Treatment Training
    This site uses Web-based programs that provide training in tobacco treatment that prepares physicians to provide clinical tobacco interventions for prevention and cessation.
  • Tobacco Use and Dependence: An Updated Review of Treatments
    A free CME/CE credit course for physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists developed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention and focused on the Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 Update.
  • Treatment of Tobacco Dependence
    This module, from the American Medical Association, is aimed to help learners describe approaches to determining the level of tobacco dependence and assessment of the patient’s readiness to attempt smoking cessation.
  • University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CTRI)
    The CTRI combines tobacco control research with practical application in these videos and webinars. Providers of several disciplines are addressed, with videos for pharmacists, dental teams, and pulmonary providers.

Podcasts