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How to Get Information About Obtaining a DEA Number

I am a nurse practitioner (NP): How do I apply for DEA number?

As an NP who administers, prescribes or dispenses any controlled substance, you must be registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

To obtain the official order form, you may:

  • Apply online at the U.S. Department of Justice website. This resource is only available to new applicants.
  • Call the DEA Headquarters Registration Unit toll free at 800-882-9539 or call your nearest DEA Registration Field Office to request a physical copy of the order form. Forms will be mailed within 10 working days.
  • Submit a completed requisition form—DEA Form 222a, which is mailed to a registrant approximately 30 days after each shipment of DEA Forms 222—to DEA, Registration Unit, P.O. Box 28083, Washington, D.C. 20038-8083.

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