Prescriber Trainings


This four-hour training is for providers to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Providers are required at least 8 hours of training on medication- assisted treatment (MAT) to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine, one of the three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Physicians will complete the final four hours of training online. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners must take an additional 18 hours of online training. Further information about the online coursework will be provided at the training.

Upcoming Trainings

October 5 - Alamogordo
October 7 - Albuquerque
October 15 - Albuquerque
Nov. 4 - Albuquerque
December 2 - Albuquerque


This four to five-hour course was developed as an educational curriculum on chronic non- cancer pain management and safe opioid prescribing, consisting of practical clinically- oriented algorithms with accompanying standardized clinical tools that can be adopted by practices. The algorithms lead the provider through a step-by-step approach to assessing pain; initiating, titrating, monitoring, and tapering opioids; and treating a patient already on opioids. The entire curriculum and toolkit are based on current evidence, the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and the new NMMB regulations that were enacted into law 1/1/2017. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of the practices, and is approved for up to 5 hours of free CME that meets the required licensee training in pain by the NMMB.

Additional Resources:

Research Study: ECHO to Expand Medication Assisted Treatment in Rural Primary Care Settings
SAMHSA’s STR-TA Consortium - State Targeted Response Technical Assistance

Upcoming Safer Opioid Prescribing Trainings:

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