Medication Assisted
Treatment Resources


You are invited to join the Missouri Opioid STR learning community at The online Missouri Opioid STR learning community disseminates the latest research on evidence-based practices for OUD prevention, treatment and recovery strategies, provides a forum for de-identified case consultation and technical assistance, and includes summary reports of successes and obstacles in OUD treatment to increase stakeholder engagement.

If you would like to join, please contact Phil Horn: 



CLICK HERE for recorded webinar training


8-hour MAT Waiver Training

More trainings to come! 

Click here to do the whole 8 hours of training online

To apply for a waiver you must have a valid medical license and an active DEA number. Apply for a DEA number with Drug Enforcement Agency’s Diversion Control Division (Registration Support) here

PCSS-MAT offers free waiver training for physicians to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Eight hours of training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is required to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder.


PCSS-MAT uses three formats in training on MAT. One format is a live eight-hour training and the second is the “half and half” format, which involves 3.75 hours of online training and 4.25 hours of face-to-face training. In addition, PCSS-MAT conducts several training's monthly at no cost throughout the country in an effort to meet the needs of healthcare providers. Lastly, PCSS-MAT partner organization American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, provides MAT waiver trainings twice a month that consist of a live training (provided in a webinar format) and an online portion that must be completed after participating in the full live training webinar. View the list of AOAAM trainings.

This infographic contains helpful information/links on how to obtain your MAT Waiver.

Training's are open to all practicing physicians. Residents may take the course and apply for their waiver when they receive their DEA license.


Healthcare settings and residency training programs may also request a training through the PCSS-MAT program. Residency training programs are often limited to the residents only but will vary by location. If you live in an area where a residency training program is providing a MAT waiver training, contact PCSS-MAT about possibly attending.

NP/PA MAT Waiver Training*


Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) today launched its free 24-hour course specifically developed for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

PCSS-MAT is jointly providing the course with continuing education by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and American Academy of PAs (AAPA). 


The 24 hours of coursework, mandated by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), is broken up into

  1.  an eight-hour MAT waiver training and 

  2. 16 hours of training for treating OUD 


Once the 24 hours of training are completed, NPs and PAs may apply to SAMHSA for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of OUD.


Download instructions and information. 

*All PCSS-MAT Waiver courses are free online. 


Due to new grant funding guidelines, we are unable to provide reimbursement at this time. We apologize for the inconvience. 


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