Controlled Substances Education Course

Effective January 1, 2020, as a result of CAPA’s sponsored legislation, SB 697, PAs who have completed a one-time Controlled Substances Education Course may order or furnish a Schedule II drug pursuant to the Practice Agreement without patient-specific advance approval. CAPA's Controlled Substances Education Course meets requirements pursuant to California Code of Regulations Sections: 1399.610 and 1399.612

One must be a licensed PA to take the course and have it count as the course you take one time in your career that would allow you to provide or issue a drug order for controlled substances without advance approval by your supervising physician. You may take the course without a PA license, but you will need to take it again when you do have a license if you want to fulfill the requirement for advance approval for controlled substances.

ACCREDITATION: 6 Hours Category 1 CME 
This program has been reviewed and is approved for 6 hours Category I (preapproved) CME credit by the American Academy of PAs. It was planned in accordance with the AAPA’s CME Standards for Lecture-Learner Programs and for Commercial Support of Lecture- Learner Programs. In order to fulfill the requirements of the California Code of Regulations Sections: 1399.541(h), 1399.610, and 1399.612 you must attend the entire 6-hour course, take and pass the post-test.

Participants must use a laptop or desktop to join the meeting. A tablet or your phone will not allow you to take the test while on Zoom. No exceptions will be made.

The planners and sponsors reserve the right to change speakers and/or cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances without penalty. The total amount of any liability of the planners and sponsors will be limited to a refund of the registration fees. CAPA’s minimum registrant policy for the course is 30 registrants. If the minimum threshold isn’t met, CAPA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course to another date.

Upcoming Courses:

Sunday, July 18
Saturday, September 25
Sunday, November 21


Registration Fees: 

$200- CAPA Member 
$445 Non-CAPA Member