Effective June 27, 2023, prescribers with a DEA license will be required to complete a total of eight hours of training on opioids and other substance use disorders prior to renewing or obtaining their DEA license.


Complete a total of eight hours of accredited training on treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

  • The training does not have to occur in one session. It can be cumulative across multiple sessions that equal eight hours of training.
  • Past trainings provided by one of the Approved Accredited Groups* on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders can count towards the requirement, even if you completed the training prior to the enactment of this new training obligation on December 29, 2022.
  • Past DATA waiver trainings (prescriber training for the use of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder) count towards a DEA registrant’s 8-hour training requirement.
  • Trainings can occur in a variety of formats, including classroom settings, seminars at professional society meetings, or virtual offerings.

Training Resources


AAFP is offering their substance use disorder on-demand CME free of charge for AAFP/NAFP members for a limited time. Members can access this training free of charge by logging into the AAFP website.

The AAFP has also developed a resources web page with information on the training requirements and other details.


Training Opportunities Sponsored by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine