This is PART 1 of the waiver eligibility training. A total of 8 hours of training is federally mandated for physicians. NPs and PAs are required to train for a total of 24 hours.
NOTE: This training has a starting time of 8:00 am Pacific Time Zone. Please check your time zone for start time. Please download the Zoom app prior to training. https://zoom.us/ent?zcid=2582
The first half of the training is a 4.25-hour live webcast. The second half of the course is a 3.75-hour computer-based study. An examination on the computer study must be successfully completed within 30 days of the webinar session as part of the process to obtain a waiver for prescribing buprenorphine.
Instructions on how to log on to Part 2 of the course will be provided via email, ONLY to those who complete the 4.25-hour live webcast in its entirety and within 48 hours of the webcast. The AOAAM cannot verify completion of the webinar session if less than 4.25 hours are attended. Please be aware that it is MANDATORY that you are able to view and hear the presentation and participate in the interactive polling questions in order for the AOAAM to verify your attendance. PHONE ONLY PARTICIPATION DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR PARTICIPATION CREDIT. The combined live webcast and online self-study training will provide the required 8 hours needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid dependence. Physicians who complete this course will meet the training qualification under the new law. NPs and PAs will be directed on how to complete the additional 16-hour component.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.