8-Hour MOUD Education Options

Online 8-Hour MOUD Training

Comprised of modules from the revised SUD 101 Core Curriculum, this 8-module online course can be taken at participants’ own pace.

Online 8-Hour MSUD Training

Note: For technical assistance regarding registering or accessing this course etc., email [email protected], call 855-863-2762 or contact customer support here: https://e-learning.apna.org/help.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

At the end of the 8 hour course, you will receive a course completion certificate for 8.0 nursing continuing professional development contact hours (8.0 contact hours in pharmacology) provided by APNA.

Online 16-Hour MOUD Training

Comprised of modules from the revised SUD 101 Core Curriculum, this 16-Hour Training provides an excellent overview of SUD in general and MOUD specifically. Participants will receive individual CE certificates from each module and upon completion of all 16 modules will receive a certificate indicating they completed the 16-Hour MOUD Training. Please note that modules completed as part of the previous 16-Hour PA Buprenorphine Training will NOT carry over. However existing progress on the revised SUD 101 Modules will count towards this new 16-Hour Training.

Jointly Accredited Provider

Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PA AAPA Category 1 CME

AAPA Credit Designation Statement – Enduring Material (8 Hour): American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

In Person and Live Webinar Trainings

Physicians sign up for and attend a live in person or live webinar led by a clinical expert in various locations throughout the year. View calendar of events to search for upcoming trainings.

Medical Student Online 8-Hour Training (No CE)

This activity will assist medical students who wish to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

More Information on the New DEA Requirements

Navigating the New DEA 8-Hour Training Requirement for SUDs: What Prescribers Should Know

A new law soon goes into effect that requires new or renewing DEA licensees, as of June 27, 2023, to have completed a total of at least eight hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders and the appropriate treatment of pain. Dr Yngvild Olsen, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, joins American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to discuss the requirements going into effect, what should clinicians know about the changes, and how to best prepare.

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed your training with PCSS-MOUD, you can request your certificate here.

Continue Training

If you need to access a course in progress, please go directly to our education site.

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Designed for health professionals treating individuals with OUD or prescribing opioids for pain. Our experts provide support by phone, email, or in-person if logistically possible.