The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released materials related to the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. The Act requires new or renewing DEA registrants, as of June 27, 2023, to have completed a total of at least eight hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders, as well as the safe pharmacological management of dental pain.

The MATE Act greatly expands the opportunities for practitioners to fulfill their training requirements, including via accredited continuing education (CE). The full guidance is available here.

Below is a list of educational activities to help Inova providers complete their eight hours of training. It’s important to note that the education requirement refers to substance use disorders, not exclusively opioid use disorder, and the training does not have to occur in one session. CME activities listed on this page can be taken in any combination to fulfill the eight-hour requirement. Free activities are listed as such and external sign in is required to access the activities. Credit claiming is also done on the external sites, you can download the transcripts for your records. 

These activities are either accredited by ACCME or an ACCME recognized State Medical Society. 

  1. American Medical Association (AMA) Ed Hub's list of Activities 
  2. VCU Health Continuing Education's List of Activities
  3. SAGES Opivoid Activity: Free for SAGES members
  4. PDF icon UptoDate for MATE Act