Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

SCOPE of Pain can be used to count toward the DEA licensure 8-hour training requirement as noted in their 3/27/2023 communication as it aligns with SAMHSA's content recommendations required by the 2022 Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act.

DEA Questions Answered (PDF)

Core curriculum

SCOPE of Pain is an educational program that will help you safely and competently use opioids, if appropriate, to manage your patients with chronic pain. You can currently complete the SCOPE of Pain core activity FOUR WAYS:


Participate in the core SCOPE activity any time you like with this convenient two-part online presentation.

Online training


The newest way to complete the activity: Listen now or download a six-part podcast series covering all core content.

Updated downloadable podcast series Listen to a bonus 7th episode  New!


Attend a live (via webinar) SCOPE conference. Browse our calendar for an event near you. New events are being added often.

Live conferences


For a limited time only, complete the SCOPE activity using this one-part archive of our recent webinar. Available through July 17, 2024.

Archived webinar