DEA Registration Requirements
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently issued guidance that requires training in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment before renewing your DEA registration. Complete instructions (PDF) and an overview video are available on DEA’s website.
ASA has created two learning options to help you earn the eight hours required.
New course featuring a selection of recordings to help you meet the requirement.
Cost: Free for ASA members; $129 for non-members
CME: Up to 12.5 - choose the most relevant content for you
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Includes a detailed didactic module and performance improvement plan.
Cost: $49 for ASA members; $79 for non-members (Supported in part by a medical education grant from Masimo and an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic)
CME: Up to 6 of the 8 required
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What You Should Know
When does it take effect?
June 27, 2023
How many CME credits are required?
You must complete eight hours of SUD training.
Who is impacted?
The guidance applies to anesthesiologists and all other DEA-registered practitioners, except those who practice solely as veterinarians.
Will I have to complete this training every time I renew?
No. This is a one-time requirement.
What if I just renewed my registration?
You're good to go. You'll need to complete the eight hours before your next renewal in a few years.
How do I submit my credits?
You will simply check a box on the registration form attesting that you have completed the training.
What has brought about this change?
Citing a significant increase opioid-related drug poisoning deaths every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and DEA are taking steps to ensure that healthcare providers are equipped with essential treatment knowledge. You can read more about it on the DEA site.
What courses satisfy the requirement?
ASA has created two options to help you earn the eight hours required.