PCSS and The Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence (Waiver Eligibility Training)
PCSS-MAT is a collaborative project with the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). PCSS-MAT’s mission is to provide free, evidence-based resources to train clinicians and the public about the effectiveness of medications used for treating opioid addiction, including buprenorphine, naltrexone and methadone, in order to more effectively address this public health crisis.
1st Half of the Course
2nd Half of the Course
The combined online computer-study and face-to-face or live webcast training provides physicians the required 8 hours needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorder. It also provides NPs and PAs the 8-hours of training to be applied toward their 24-hours of required training time. NPs and PAs will be required to train for an additional 16 hours before they are eligible to apply for the waiver. SAMHSA offers this training for free (click here for info: NP and PA Waiver Training). The participant will have 30 days after the 4.25-hour session to complete the computer study and examination. The AOAAM cannot verify completion of the webinar session or live session if less than 4.25 hours are attended. Should you not attend for the entire session, you will have to retake the 4.25-hour session again on a different date in order to receive credit. Please be aware that it is MANDATORY that you are able to view the presentation slides and participate in the interactive polling questions in order to verify webinar attendance. Phone attendance only does not qualify for webinar participation. Instructions on how to log on to the second half of the course will be provided via email to participants who complete the 4.25-hour session in its entirety.
Continuing Medical Education
8-Hour Training - Face-to-Face Training
Who Should Attend?
Program Goals and Objectives
GOAL #1: Train physicians in the workforce to provide treatment of opioid dependence.
For More Information and FREE training and educational resources on Medication Assisted Treatment –Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) visit www.pcssmat.org.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5H79TI025595-03, 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 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.