New One Time Requirement: Required for DEA License Renewal

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 enacted a new one-time requirement that was effective June, 2023 and is due before your next renewal for your DEA license or application for a new DEA. All Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioner must complete eight hours of training “on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.” This is a one-time requirement that will require physician attestation at time of DEA renewal. We would suggest keeping a record of the courses/lectures you accessed to meet this requirement.

Listed below are materials from UConn Health’s Comprehensive Pain Center website, the AMA compiled list (free courses are listed as such), and some additional options however past grand rounds or state-required CME also qualify and you may have completed this previously since many U.S. states already require physicians and other medical professionals to complete CME hours on safer prescribing of opioids. There is currently no known “expiration date”, but courses completed in the last 5 years or a previous x-waiver are expected to apply.


Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Education to Meet New DEA Requirements- AMA-ED Hub

Connecticut Comprehensive Pain Center Webinars

Pain Management and Opioids - NEJM Knowledge+

The ASAM Virtual Review Course- American Society of Addiction Medicine

AAAP Training Events- American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry