To help clear up any confusion, we laid the two sets of requirements next to each other.
We've heard from quite a few members with questions regarding continuing education requirements for both state dental license renewal and DEA registration renewal. To help clear up any confusion, we laid the two sets of requirements next to each other. We hope this helps!
Dental License Renewal
State of New Jersey
Who - All NJ dentists
Deadline - October 31
CE Required - 40 hours including 10 in specific topics
CE timeframe - November 2021- October 2023
Renewal Window - every 2 years
Opioid Courses that fulfil MATE requirements can also be used for license renewal provided they were taken within the 2 year licensure period and meet the requirement needs.
DEA Registration Renewal/MATE Act
Drug Enforcement Administration (Federal)
Who - controlled substance prescribers (Schedules II, III, IV, and V)
Deadline - varies by individual
CE Required - 8 hours of training on safe controlled substance prescribing
CE timeframe - CE earned up to 5 years prior can be applied
Renewal Window - DEA Registrations must be renewed every 3 years, however the 8 hours of training per the MATE Act only needs to be completed ONCE (your next renewal)
Opioid Courses that fulfil NJ state requirements can also be used for MATE Act/DEA renewal provided they were taken within the 5 year training window and are offered by an approved provider. (click here and view page 6 for list of providers)