Now that you’ve completed the mandatory waiver training, you are now eligible to begin the DEA-X waiver process

Step 1: Remote DEA-X Course

Step 2

Obtain Certificate of Completion

Once you fill out the post-course survey, you will receive an email with a link to your Certificate of completion.

Step 3: Notice of Intent

Once you have finished the online course and survey you should receive your Certificate of completion.

Use this and your medical license # and DEA # to submit your Notice of Intent Form.

Before starting this application, please make sure you have:

  • Your DEA Number
  • Your State Medical License Number
  • Your Training Certificate Information

Step 4

Email your Certificate

After you’ve completed Steps 1-3 above, email your certificate of completion for the 8 hour training to SAMHSA.

Email these to

Within 45 days you will receive your DEA X waiver.

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