Physicians require 8 hours of training to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Training Formats for Physicians

Online 8 Hour MAT Waiver Training

Half and Half (In-Person) Training

Physicians sign up for and attend a 4 hour live training taught by a clinical expert in their area. Once completed, participants will receive the second half of the course – a 4 hour online self-study portion. At the end of the course, participants are required to pass an exam with a 75% or higher before applying for their waiver.

Half and Half (Webinar)

Physicians sign up for and attend a 4 hour virtual webinar via computer taught by a clinical expert. Once completed, participants will receive the second half of the course – a 4 hour online self-study portion. At the end of the course, participants are required to pass an exam with a 75% or higher before applying for their waiver.

8 Hour Full Day Training

Physicians sign up for and attend a full day training led by a clinical expert in various locations throughout the year. View calendar of events to search for upcoming 8 Hour in-person trainings in your area.