New DEA Training Requirements
New DEA Training Requirements
new dea training requirements

Comply with DEA Training 


The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, a provision within the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023,  mandates enhanced training for physicians registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Specifically, the Act imposes a one-time obligation of an 8-hour training session focused on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
Starting June 27, 2023, upon registration with the DEA or renewal of a DEA number, physicians must complete an 8-hour training on substance use disorder treatment.
Key Information:
1. If you already have a DEA License, you are exempt from completing the requirement by June 27, 2023. However, you must satisfy the requirement before your next renewal date.
2. Physicians applying for new DEA Licenses after June 27, 2023, must meet the requirement.
3. When registering online with the DEA, physicians must check a box confirming they have completed the new training requirement. 
4. This is a one-time requirement and won't be included in future registration renewals. 
Physicians have three options to meet the requirement:
  1. Graduation within 5 years from a reputable medical school in the US, with good standing. The curriculum must include at least 8 hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders.
  2. Board Certification in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry.
  3. Complete 8 hours of training on opioid or substance use disorders.
For More Information:
  • Click here to read the complete FAQ of the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act.

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