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Certificate Program

As of June 30, 2022, TEACH will be discontinuing the TEACH University of Toronto Certificate Program. While TEACH will no longer offer the TEACH University of Toronto Certificate Program, we will continue to offer courses accredited through regulatory colleges and other professional bodies. 

TEACH will provide letters of completion for all courses completed. These letters of completion will outline the number of Continuing Education (CE) hours awarded by the relevant accrediting bodies. 

If you have already completed and received the TEACH University of Toronto Certificate, your certificate will still be recognized as a CE certificate in intensive cessation counselling. 

For more information on this change and if it may affect you (i.e., if your certificate requirements are still in progress), please click here: TEACH Certificate Program Changes.pdf

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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