Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

FREE Addiction Training for Prescribers to Fulfill 8-hour DEA MATE Act / Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 Training Requirement

Satisfy the DEA MATE Act requirements here*

The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Effective June 27th, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requires all DEA-registered practitioners to complete a one-time, 8-hour training requirement on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

*You are required to attest to fulfilling these requirements when registering with the DEA. We do not communicate your participation in trainings to the DEA.

Access FREE trainings on prescribing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), pain management for OUD, and other SUDs


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ACCREDITATION for trainings offering CME, Nursing and Pharmacology credits:

CME Accreditation:

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing & Pharmacology Accreditation:

Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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Grayken TTA's on-demand and live training features:

  • Fulfill new DEA MATE Act requirement
  • FREE NP pharmacology & nursing CEUs
  • Study anytime, anywhere: 18+ hours of recorded trainings on-demand 24/7
  • Live virtual trainings via Zoom
  • Developed and delivered by experts
  • Case-based learning
  • Resources and clinical tools

Recorded Trainings

  • Screening, Assessment, and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Stimulant Use Disorders
  • Alcohol and Benzodiazepines
  • & more!
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Live Virtual Trainings

  • "Long-Acting Injectable Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder," Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • "Alcohol Use Disorders 101," Tuesday, Jul 30, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • "Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder," Tuesday, Aug 6, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • "SUD Care Continuum ECHO®: Engagement and Treatment of Adolescents with Cannabis Use," Wednesday, Aug 7, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • "The Fundamentals of Wound Care," Wednesday, Aug 7, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • "Trans and Gender Diverse Folks and Substance Use Treatment: Foundations," Monday, Aug 12, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • "MA OBAT ECHO®: Treating Substance Use Disorder in People Experiencing Homelessness," Tuesday, Aug 13, 2024 (Online via Zoom)
  • & more!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who accredits your trainings?
A: Most of Grayken TTA’s trainings offer free CME and Nursing credits. Please check the accreditation for each training by reviewing the individual training’s accreditation information section, listed on the training's webpage.
  • CME: Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine approves our programs for CME accreditation and are authorized to do so as a jointly accredited prover by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • Nursing: Boston Medical Center approves our programs for Nursing continuing education credits (including pharmacology) and are authorized to do so by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, and accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Q: Who does the DEA MATE-Act apply to?
A: All DEA-registered practitioners, with the exception of practitioners that are solely veterinarians.
Q: Who has to take the 8-hour training requirement?
A: While you should stay current on best evidence-based practices, this is a one-time requirement of all DEA-registered practitioners, with the exception of practitioners that are solely veterinarians.

Starting June 27th, 2023, practitioners who are new DEA registrants or are renewing their registration must fill out their DEA registration form. On this form, you will attest to completing the full 8 hours of DEA-required trainings.
Q: I've taken 8 hours of trainings fulfilling the DEA requirement, do I have to take 8 more hours since this requirement takes effect June 27th, 2023?
A: No. Those 8 hours can still count towards your fulfillment of the DEA requirement.
Q: How to become a DEA-registered practitioner?
  1. Take 8 hours of trainings on managing opioid and substance use disorders. To identify content that satisfies these requirements, please note the DEA icon next to our trainings on the trainings page: DEA. For additional information on content satisfying this requirement, please visit
  2. Review updated requirements for Medication Assisted Treatment as part of the MATE Act.
  3. Review instructions on how to complete your registration.
  4. Stay updated on DEA registration requirements, registration instructions, and FAQs. Please consult the DEA's Diversion Control Division Webpage.
  5. Watch this video:

For more DEA-related questions and information, including deadlines, registration requirements, training requirements, etc. please visit the DEA website.

For questions regarding Grayken TTA’s trainings and offerings, please email us at

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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