Treating and Managing Patients with Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Certificate Program

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Program Details

  • Intended Audience:  Pharmacists interested in treating and managing patients with opioid and other substance abuse disorders
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-23-029-H08-P
  • Certificate Program Number: 0012-23-006-CP
  • Contact Hours: 8.0 Consultant Recertification/General hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists and physicians
  • Program Fees: 
    • Regular Registration: $110.00
    • UF Preceptor/Career Coach: $90.00
    • UF COP Faculty: $80.00
  • UAN Release Date: 09/01/2023
  • UAN Expiration Date: 09/01/2026
  • Activity Type: Certificate
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course is self-paced, fully online.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed within 24 weeks from the date of registration or before date of UAN expiration, 09/01/2026, whichever comes first. This course will no longer be eligible for CE credit after 09/01/2026.


This program seeks to meet the requirements outlined in the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act to provide training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance abuse disorders.

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 8.0 contact hours to meet requirements pursuant to CHAPTER 64B16-26, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code.


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Outline recommendations from evidence-based practice guidelines for opioid management for healthcare providers
  • Explain the importance of proper assessment in pain management and identify the consequences of untreated pain
  • List components of risk mitigation strategies in the practice of chronic pain management with specific focus on prescription drug monitoring programs, opioid risk assessment tools, and urinary drug screening tests
  • Recommend appropriate treatment options and monitoring strategies with opioids and nonopioids in chronic pain management
  • Formulate a general education outline and identify target factors which will be important for the patient during the opioid tapering process.
  • Recognize available devices, candidates, and educational points associated with naloxone therapy in the prevention of substance abuse overdose

Program Overview

Module 1: Chronic Pain Management

Module 2: Acute Pain Management

Module 3: Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Requirements for Successful Course Completion

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must watch the module lecture recordings and pass each corresponding module assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Two chances to pass each assessment will be given. If a passing score is not earned by the second attempt, the participant must re-enroll in the course. Upon successful completion of all coursework, participants must complete a course evaluation form.

Course Access

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Click the blue “Log in to Continuing Education” button and enter your login credentials. You should then see your course on the Canvas dashboard or by clicking Courses>All Courses.

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No other speaker, reviewer, or planning committee member in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Robin M Li
Department: Jacksonville Campus

Robin M Li Pharm.D., BCACP, NBC-HWC

Clinical Associate Professor And Assistant Director
Larisa H Cavallari
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Larisa H Cavallari Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Professor And Debbie DeSantis Term Professor
Adonice Khoury
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Adonice Khoury Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Teresa E Roane
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Teresa E Roane PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Director Continuing Pharmacy Education; Clinical Associate Professor

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.