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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training and Mentoring/DATA 2000 Waiver

Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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This program provides free training and mentoring services for eligible healthcare providers to obtain a DATA 2000 Waiver (also called a MAT Waiver), which allows them to deliver medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

The training is free to complete, and is available in-person or online. The MD/DO training course is 8 hours, and the courses for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advance practice nurses are 24 hours.


Eligible participants have an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number to dispense controlled substances and are one of the following:

  • Physician (MD or DO)
  • Nurse practitioner (NP)
  • Physician assistant (PA)
  • Certified nurse-midwife (CNM)
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Medical students
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

The course is provided at no cost to eligible clinicians.

The benefits of receiving a DATA 2000 Waiver include:

  • Be a part of the solution to the nation's opioid epidemic
  • Help increase access to comprehensive substance use disorder treatment in rural and underserved areas
  • Become a priority applicant for some National Health Service Corps loan repayment programs
  • Qualified disciplines can become eligible for the Loan Repayment Program Continuation Contract MAT Award Enhancement
Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

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