Meet Your Substance Use Disorder DEA Requirement

Meet the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s new requirement under the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act in a self-paced, convenient format with our 8-hour DEA MATE Act course specifically designed for practitioners.

Starting June 27, 2023, renewing DEA-registered practitioners must complete 8 hours of one-time training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders

Substance Use Disorder Training – A
DEA Requirement

8 hours

  • Satisfies mandatory DEA requirements in:
    Opioids or other substance use disorders
  • Designed for DEA-registered practitioners
    Earn 8 hours of CE/CME credit

Substance Use Disorders:
A DEA Requirement

For physicians

Course Description

Prescribing Controlled Substances
Safely – A DEA Requirement

For pharmacists, dentists, PAs & APNs

Course Description

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Staff DEA MATE Act Training

Keep your healthcare staff compliant with the DEA’s new MATE Act training requirement with online, self-paced courses from Elite Learning.

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists

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DEA Requirement Q&A Video

Explore the new DEA requirement with expert Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP


Learn more about the MATE Act DEA Requirement

What is the new DEA substance use training requirement?

A part of the MATE Act, this one-time requirement is to complete eight hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

Who is impacted by this new DEA requirement?

All DEA-registered registered practitioners, with the exception of those who are solely veterinarians, are responsible for completing the requirement. 

When is the deadline for meeting this new requirement?

Practitioners will begin to report completion of the requirement on their DEA registration or regularly-scheduled registration renewal form starting on or after June 27, 2023.  This will require practitioners to check a box on their DEA registration form confirming that they have completed the 8 hour substance use training requirement. 

Can Elite help me meet the DEA substance use disorder requirement?

Yes! DEA-registered practitioners can purchase and complete Elite’s 8-hour, self-paced online course for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and advanced practice nurses that fulfills the requirement once completed.

Where can I find more information about the new DEA requirement?

You can find additional information about the new requirement in the official letter released by the DEA.


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