Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme (SSPP)

SSPP is designed specifically for Stop Smoking practitioners. The training combines best practice concepts and methods to help the New Zealand stop smoking workforce achieve a national standard of quality practice.
SSPP will develop your core competencies in stop smoking treatment and practice. As a result of this course you will be enrolled in the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3), Support Worand receive NZQA credits.
There are 9 Assessment Tasks with 15 NZQA unit standards included in the Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme. Completing the training will earn you a national qualification.  The SSPP is a distance learning programme that can be completed online.​​

Already an SSPP student? 
Click on the arrow above to link to the NTS login. 
Currently there are 3 versions of the SSPP that practitioners can complete: 

SSPP Full Programme
Practitioners with no formally assessed qualifications at Level 3 or above

SSPP Fast Track Programme 
Practitioners with evidence of achieved qualifications or tertiary level health papers at Level 3 and above

SSPP Health Professionals Programme
Registered Health Professionals

To learn more about the SSPP, please visit our  frequently asked questions

Click here to register your interest online for the next SSPP.

Contact us  for more information.