I am an NP/PA taking the Buprenorphine training. Are there any particulars special to this group?

Once you complete the "Buprenorphine Training: Waiver Training for NPs & PAs [Part 1: 8 of 24 hours]" or "SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing: Waiver Training for NPs & PAs [Part 2a: 5 of 24 hours]" and "Opioids, Pain, and Risk Reduction: Waiver Training for NPs & PAs [Part 2b: 11 of 24 hours]", your completion information is recorded in our records. If you have an NP or PA degree, your information is sent to SAMHSA at the beginning of the next work week.

Things to Note:

  • You will need to electronically send a copy of your training certificates with your waiver application via email to infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov OR via fax to 301-576-5237.
  • You must have an NP or PA degree listed under your account in order for us to send off your information.
  • If you plan on applying for a waiver, you must select the full amount of credit for each section, which is 8 hours for BupPractice and 16 hours for SBIRT(5 hrs) AND OpioidRisk(11 hrs).

The online Notification Form for NPPAs became available 2/27/17 and is the same one completed by MDs/DOs: the online Buprenorphine Waiver Notification form. Once you have completed all parts of the waiver training activity, you must fill out the online form on SAMHSA/CSAT's website. In addition to submitting the application, providers must also send copies of your certificates to SAMHSA via email at infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or by faxing to 301-576-5237. For NPs and PAs this is one 8 hour certificate and one 16 hour certificate.  For more information, you may visit SAMHSA's site Qualify for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) Waiver.