Why should I apply for the waiver?

You should apply for the waiver if you want to prescribe buprenorphine. After you complete the 10-course training activity (24 courses for NPs/PAs) you will be qualified to apply for the waiver. Visit SAMHSA Buprenorphine Waiver Management to see the other ways that certain providers with advanced qualifications can become qualified to prescribe buprenorphine.