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DEA License Update

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.


Below are three ways to obtain these hours:


The Nebraska Medical Association’s Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Project is offering a series of trainings to meet this requirement for FREE for ALL Prescribers (including non-physicians) in Nebraska.

You can also listen to the recorded trainings for credit below.

MATE Act | Nebraska Medical Association (NMA) - Advocating for Physicians & Patients (

Steps to get credit for watching the recorded CME:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Click on Evaluation to Claim CME to receive your credit and get a certificate.

Project ECHO in collaboration with the Nebraska Medical Association and the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services are offering a FREE, upcoming series on Treating Patients with Buprenorphine. Each live activity will count as one hour towards your eight hours of training needed.

August 25th | 7:30-8:30 AM (CST)

  • Transitioning Patients to Buprenorphine by Microdosing, presented by Todd Stull, MD & John Massey, MD

Additionally, the 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.