MATE Act Resource Center For New Jersey Dentists
Medication Access and Training Expansion Act

The MATE Act is a federal law requiring controlled substance prescribers to complete 8 hours of one-time training on safe controlled substance prescribing as a condition of receiving or renewing a DEA registration. The requirement applies to all DEA registration submissions
(Schedules II, III, IV, and V).

What You Need To Know

  • The 8 hours of training must be completed whether it is a doctors initial registration or a renewal registration—beginning on or after June 27, 2023.
  • Training does not have to occur in one session. It can be cumulative across multiple sessions that equal eight hours of training.
  • In-person and virtual training is acceptable.
  • Previous education (up to 5 years) can be applied.
  • Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE