DEA Registration

DEA Registration is required for PAs who have been authorized to issue drug orders for controlled substances in Schedule II-V. Fill out the application carefully – errors and/or omissions may delay the process. The typical processing time is 4 to 6 weeks for a new application. For registered PAs, any change in address should be reported.

California B&P Code – 3502.1(D1)

Initial application: DEA Form 224 – Retail Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic, Practitioner, Teaching Institution, or Mid-Level Practitioner

Renewal application: DEA Form 224a – Retail Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic, Practitioner, Teaching Institution, or Mid-Level Practitioner

NOTE: The Controlled Substances Education Course (CSEC) provided by CAPA is NOT related to DEA Registration. A PA is NOT required to take the CSEC to apply for DEA Registration. See explanation here.