Update on 6/30/2023:

Below is a video from DEA about the new requirement.



Also, listed below are links to some free CME and resources that may be helpful in fulfilling the new DEA requirement:


On 4/27/2023:

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has enacted a new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all DEA-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Beginning on June 27, 2023, practitioners will be required to check a box on their online DEA registration form—regardless of whether a registrant is completing their initial registration application or renewing their registration—affirming that they have completed the new training requirement.

The deadline for satisfying this new training requirement is the date of a practitioner’s next scheduled DEA registration submission—regardless of whether it is an initial registration or a renewal registration—on or after June 27, 2023.  This one-time training requirement affirmation will not be a part of future registration renewals.

Click HERE for more information on DEA's website about this topic, including how to satisfy this new training requirement and what accredited groups may provide trainings that meet this new requirement.

Click HERE to view the DEA's official letter to registered practitioners about this requirement.