AAAP Web-Based Training

Welcome to our newly revised Buprenorphine Course...
We have made every attempt to streamline the course and will continue to do so in the future.
If you are a new user (or returning user with a selected username/password), click to  the left to complete your training.
COURSE INSTRUCTIONS - If you need assistance, please follow the steps below:
  • First you will need to register at the training site, by clicking the large, silver button above (register first, then log-in)
  • Complete all 13 modules and the post-test at the end of the course. There is no time limit for taking the course though you must spend at least 8 hours. When you submit the last answer to the post-test, a screen will display listing your course progress. The screen will show the modules that you have passed.
  • For questions on licensure, DEA-X number, registering to prescribe, etc., please call the SAMHSA Buprenorphine Information Center at (866) 287-2728 or email
  • For questions specifically about the online training email or call AAAP at (401) 524-3076.


This online course provides information regarding the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. It reviews legislation regarding office-based opioid-addiction treatment, pharmacology, safety and effectiveness, patient assessment and selection, clinical management, special treatment populations, dosing, urine testing, and patient confidentiality. It meets the 8-hour training requirement specified in the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 for physicians to qualify for prescribing and dispensing buprenorphine in their offices for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Registration Fee

AAAP Members: $99
Non-members: $171

This course is sponsored by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and was developed with funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).