Physicians are reminded that effective June 27, 2023, prescribers applying for a new U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration or renewing their DEA registration must attest to having met the new training requirements for DEA-registered prescribers of controlled substances. A new law requires all prescribers of schedule II – V controlled substances to meet a one-time eight-hour training requirement on identifying, treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. Many California-licensed physicians may have already met the new DEA requirements because California requires similar education. (Physicians will, with some exceptions, be able to simply check a box on their DEA registration application or renewal form confirming that they have satisfied this training requirement.) CME Training Opportunities Physicians who have not yet met the training requirements can find applicable CME by searching the ACCME’s CME Passport . The American Medical Association (AMA) also offers a number of continuing medical education (CME) courses on the AMA Ed Hub™ related to substance use disorders and addiction that qualify as meeting the new DEA requirement. For a list of accredited resources, you may view the DEA Training Sheet RCMA and CMA Physician Members can learn more by visiting the article posted by CMA which includes a helpful fact sheet. CMA Article. You may also contact RCMA directly at (951) 686-3342.