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DEA Compliant 8-Hour Substance Use Disorders Resource Center

Effective June 27, 2023, in compliance with the MATE ACT the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will require all DEA certificate holders to take at least 8 hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders, as well as the safe pharmacologic management of dental pain, to apply for or renew their DEA certification. Review the DEA MATE Act fact sheet.

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Controlled Substance Prescribing and Substance Use Disorders: Comprehensive Education to Improve Quality of Care

Program Agenda


  • Principles of Controlled Substance Prescribing
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies for Controlled Substances
  • Basics of Pain Management
  • Managing Opioid Therapy
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Tobacco and Cannabis Use Disorder
  • Stimulant and Sedative Use Disorder
  • Reimbursement Codes for SUD Intervention

Learn at Your Own Pace, Your Way -
Video or Text Modules


Course credit includes AMA PRA Category 1, AANP, AAPA, AAFP, COPE CE, ADA CERP, and also qualifies for MOC and MIPS. This course may also meet many state-controlled substance CE requirements.

Don't risk non-compliance: false attestation can lead to $250,000 in fines and up to 4 years of imprisonment (21 USC 843(d)).

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On-Demand

$299*
  • Expert-led presentations
  • Choose from either on-demand video or text modules
  • Learn from anywhere, at your own pace
  • Great for HCPs who are short on time

Course discount may be provided for your institution. Please reach out to deainfo@clinicaloptions.com for more information.

What Learners Have to Say


“Efficient way to complete required courses for the DEA.”
"Excellent format, easy to complete at my own pace."
"This program was very helpful in terms of content and providing an effective way of obtaining the 8 hours of credit required by the DEA."
"Convenient. Thorough. User friendly. "
"Excellent course. Covered all the subject matter clearly and succinctly."
"The content was relevant and easy to understand. I learned much more than I expected to and was able to complete the courses at my own pace. This course was exactly what I needed and I’m glad I chose it."
The course material was well presented, concise, and easy to follow. Graphs, tables and charts were also easy to interpret."
"I've taken several safety and controlled substance courses over the years, and I must say, that this was the most organized, comprehensive, and effective program I have seen to date. Well done."
"Very comprehensive program and well delivered."
"Very helpful to take [the] course off and on according to my free time."

FAQs


All practitioners who are registered with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), except for practitioners who are solely veterinarians. This includes MDs, DOs, DDSs, DMDs, APRNs, ODs, and others who hold DEA prescriber registrations.

Under the MATE Act, DEA-registered physicians, dentists, and practitioners must have a total of 8 hours of training on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. This training can be obtained by courses such as the CCO DEA course.

Yes! Course credit includes AMA PRA Category 1, AANP, AAPA, AAFP, COPE CE, ADA CERP, and also qualifies for MOC and MIPS. This course may also meet many state-controlled substance CE requirements.

No, you can choose from either the video or text modules to complete the course. There are nine program modules - for each module, there are two formats from which to choose – video or text. You will receive credit by completing one of the format options for each title. Completed modules will be indicated by a green check mark on the main course page and they may be completed in any order.

Quickly access the course under "DEA MATE Act" at the top menu of our website or directly at this link: https://clinicaloptions.com/CE-CME-program/neurology/dea2023/17138.

Alternatively, you can find the course by visiting the “My Paid Courses” section of your CCO profile https://clinicaloptions.com/profile/receipts and clicking on the “View Course” button (or the course title) on that page.

The cost for the course is $299. A discount may be provided for your institution. Please reach out to deainfo@clinicaloptions.com. This course covers all 8 hours of the requirement.

You may be eligible for a refund in the event that we fail to provide (without reasonably rescheduling) any contractually required training webinar. With regard to our on-demand courses, to the extent permitted by law, all transactions are final, and no refunds are available.

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DEA Schedule


Schedule I

Medications with no accepted medical use and subject to abuse (ie, heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide [LSD])

Schedule II

Medications with acceptable medical use but high abuse potential (ie, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone)

Schedule III

Medications with intermediate abuse potential (ie, anabolic steroids, ketamine, testosterone)

Schedule IV

Medications with abuse potential (ie, alprazolam, diazepam, tramadol)

Schedule V

Medications with the lowest abuse potential amongst controlled substances (ie, dextromethorphan, pregabalin)

State CE Requirements:
Controlled Substance and Pain Management


Alabama

Two credit hours every 2 years

Alaska

2 hours every 2 years

Arizona

3 hours every 2 years

California

12 hours or units one time

Connecticut

1 hour every 6 years

Delaware

2 hours every 2 years

Washington, DC

One course every 2 years

Florida

2 hours every 2 years

Georgia

2 hours every 2 years

Illinois

3 hours

Indiana

2 hours

Iowa

2 hours every 5 years

Kentucky

4.5 hours every 3 years

Louisiana

3 hours one time

Maine

3 hours every 2 years

Maryland

1 hour every 2 years

Massachusetts

Three credit hours each renewal cycle

Michigan

3 hours every 3 years

Mississippi

5 hours

Nebraska

3 hours every 2 years

Nevada

4 hours every 2 years

New Hampshire

3 hours every 2 years

New Jersey

1 hour every 2 years

New Mexico

5 hours every 3 years

New York

3 hours

North Carolina

3 hours every 3 years

Ohio

20 hours every 2 years

Oklahoma

1 hour every 3 years

Oregon

6 hours one time

Pennsylvania

4 hours once for initial licensure; 2 hours every 2 years

Rhode Island

4 hours every 2 years

South Carolina

2 hours every 2 years

Tennessee

2 hours every 2 years

Texas

2 hours every 2 years

Utah

3.5 hours

Vermont

2 hours every 2 years

Virginia

2 hours every 2 years

Washington

1 hour one time

West Virginia

3 hours every 2-year renewal cycle

Wisconsin

2 hours every 2 years

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Noncompliance Penalties for HCPs


21 USC 843(d) states that any person who knowingly or intentionally furnishes false or fraudulent information in the application is subject to a term of imprisonment of not more than 4 years, and a fine under Title 18 of not more than $250,000, than $250,000 or both.

DEA will request proof of course completion when conducting routine inspections and audits.