DSN Quick Credit: Controlled substance diversion: technicians

Course description
Target Audience:

Technicians in community-based practice.

Universal program number: 0401-0000-16-507-H03-T
CE Broker tracking number: 20-556181
Activity type: Knowledge-based


To provide technicians with an overview of the DEA and Title 21 of the United States Code Controlled Substance Act.


The Drug Enforcement Agency, established in 1973 to enforce federal drug laws and to control drug activities within the United States, has regulatory authority over controlled substances dispensed in the community pharmacy. This lesson will review roles, requirements and forms to enable compliance with federal laws.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the technician should be able to:

  1. Define the DEA Diversion Control Division and describe purpose.
  2. Identify states/pharmacists’ role as it pertains to DEA Form 222.
  3. Describe pharmacy best practices.
To obtain credit:

A minimum test score of 65% is needed to obtain credit. Submit your answers to the learning assessment questions online at Your statement of credit will be available through CPE Monitor located at To ensure transmission of credit hours to CPE Monitor, you must enter your correct e-PID number in your CE profile.

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Drug Store News is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This CPE activity is approved for technicians and is worth 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs). The activity is available for CE credit through Dec. 7, 2019.

Faculty & disclosure

Nancy Grimm, RN, JD, Senior Attorney, Bula Law LLC

Nancy Grimm and the DSN editorial and continuing education staff do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

Course summary
Credit hours: 
  • 0.25 Technician
Course format: 
Written Lesson
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