This is the activity page for NPs and PAs only. Are you an MD or DO? Please choose the Activity for Physicians
ACTIVITY HOME PAGE FOR PART 1 of 2 (link to Part 2A at bottom of page)

What documentation of completion you'll get:
  • One 8-hour Certificate (which can be requested after taking the Post-test on BupPractice)
  • One 16-hour Certificate (which can be requested after taking the Post-tests on SBIRTraining and OpioidRisk)
Notice if you started before mid-April 2017: Before mid-April, we provided three continuing education certificates: Part 1 Buppractice, Part 2A SBIRT, and Part 2B OpioidRisk. We now provide only two certificates: one at the end of Part 1 BupPractice and another at the end of the OpioidRisk activity, combining credit for completing both Part 2A SBIRT and Part 2B OpioidRisk.

What steps do I take? There are two parts to the 24-Hour NPPA Waiver Training.
  • 8-Hour training (BupPratice)
  • Additional 16-Hour training (SBIRTTraining and OpioidRisk)

  • Steps to take for all 24 hours:

    Note the action button above. It might read "Purchase this activity", "Start the activity", "Complete Activity Pre-Survey", or "Complete Activity Pre-Test". The action button will guide you through the steps required before beginning the training modules below.

    We highly recommend going through BupPractice first, followed by SBIRTTraining, and then OpioidRisk to avoid confusion when completing the activities out of sequence.

    1. Part 1: 8 Hours You are here Go to the BupPractice 8-hour training and start the activity. Once you have completed the modules, refer back to the action buttons to complete the activity post-test and request credit. Passing the test is required in order to request credit for the activity (8-9 hours). The link to view the certificate will appear on the right side of the screen, directly above the "Your Progress" block where you can view and print your 8-hour certificate.
    2. Part 2: 16 hours, total Click the link at the bottom of the page to begin the 16-hour training. It is comprised of two parts from two separate activities SBIRTTraining and OpioidRisk).
      • Part 2A: 5 Hours Click the link at the bottom of the page to begin Part 2A in SBIRTTraining. Follow the similar path through SBIRT's 5 modules and Activity Post-test. Make sure you take the Post-test on SBIRT before proceeding to Part 2B.
      • Part 2B: 11 Hours Click the link at the bottom of SBIRTTraining to proceed to Part: 2B of the OpioidRisk training, which has 11 modules and Post-test. Once the activity and Post-test are completed, you may request Credit for 16 hours. The link to view the certificate will appear on the right above "Your Progress" block, where you can view and print your 16-hour certificate.
    3. Apply for Waiver
    4. Post-training information: Please allow approximately one week for us to send confirmation of your completion information to CSAT/SAMHSA before you submit their online Buprenorphine Waiver Notification form. Read our FAQ about the NP/PA waiver application process

    For more Information, visit the SAMHSA website.
    What credit type do I select? The DCBN credit type corresponds to the District of Columbia Board of Nursing and the FAPA credit type refers to Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. Select the credit type corresponding to your profession because certificates for both types of credit will contain the required language.If you are planning to apply for a waiver, please make sure you have an NP or PA degree listed under your account and that you select at least the required amount of credit for each section (8 hours for BupPractice, 16 hours for SBIRTtraining and OpioidRisk).