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ADA Releases New FAQ About DEA Continuing Education Requirement

Questions regarding the DEA Continuing Education requirement can be found on the ADA FAQ page or by contacting the ADA.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced a new one-time requirement that will require prescribers of controlled substances to complete 8 hours of continuing education on safe controlled substance prescribing. This will be required to receive or renew registration DEA licenses.

The requirement applies to any dentist who needs a DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances, which is schedules II, III, IV, and V.  The DEA will be sending written electronic communication to registrants no later than March 31, 2023 with more information on this requirement.  

The ADA has created an FAQ page to answer members questions about this new federal requirement. This page can be accessed by clicking here. 

As the DEA issues more guidance on this requirement, including the topics of education that must be completed, more information will be sent to members.

For further questions or information, please visit the ADA FAQ page or contact the ADA.