DEA MATE Requirements Update: Where to Receive Education in Interim of Resolution | News | APMA
DEA MATE Requirements Update: Where to Receive Education in Interim of Resolution

April 10, 2023

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APMA is still actively working to resolve the ongoing frustrations created by the unfortunate omission of podiatric physicians from the 2022 December Omnibus DEA MATE requirements. While APMA is working with Congress to obtain a technical correction for the law as well as outreach to SAMHSA to add APMA as an approved entity, we have identified a pathway forward for members whose renewal for licensure is on or shortly following the June 27 deadline.

In the interim of APMA, CPME, and other entities’ approval, for members with a compliance deadline on or shortly after June 27, APMA recommends the following resources for DEA-approved training, most of which are free and watchable on-demand at their convenience:

It is important to note that many states do not recognize ACCME credits. APMA’s recommendation is that members first contact their state licensing board in advance of any courses from the above resources, to discuss how and if these will also count towards state CECH license requirements. APMA is hopeful that state licensing boards will be flexible in their approval, and we are working with FPMB to request flexibility from state licensing boards where it is an option, but we cannot guarantee that the courses from the above resources will count for both DEA and CECH requirements. If ultimately, the above courses do not count towards a DPM’s CECH requirements, they will still count towards a DPM’s DEA licensure requirements.

APMA will continue to provide updates as they are available. If you have questions or concerns, contact the APMA Health Policy and Practice department at

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