BUP Trainings

  • Buprenorphine Waiver Trainings:

PARCKA is committed to undergraduate, graduate, peer, and community education around unhealthy substance use and addiction. A major part of fulfilling this commitment is our Buprenorphine (BUP) Waiver Trainings. Medication Treatment, combined with access to non-pharmacology treatment is the gold standard treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Buprenorphine is a medication treatment for OUD that can be provided by regular providers, in regular health care settings. However, Physicians and other independent prescribers (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, etc.) must obtain education from a certified trainer and receive training from a certified credentialing organization prior to applying for a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) allowing the ability to prescribe buprenorphine. PARCKA is helping these providers obtain the education needed.

PARCKA continues to increase safe buprenorphine prescribing and practice by expanding the number of waiver trained medical providers both locally and nationwide. See our history of MAT-BUP trainings below:

Year: Providers Trained:
2018 140+
2019 190+

2020 Trainings:

Date: Location: # of Trainees:
January 14, 2020 Hudson Valley, New York 22
January 23, 2020 Mare Island, California 25

PARCKA Utah Buprenorphine Waiver Initiative and Education (PUBWIE) will increase safe buprenorphine prescribing and practice by expanding the number of waiver trained medical providers in the State of Utah. Trainings will be facilitated by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) certified providers. 

Upcoming PUBWIE Trainings:

*All previously in-person scheduled trainings are canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. We have scheduled a virtual training for July 17, 2020 (see details below). 

Date: Time: Location: RSVP:
July 17, 2020 1:00 - 5:00 PM MST


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Oct.30, 2020 1:00 - 5:00 PM MST


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*It is completely FREE to attend PUBWIE trainings. However, it is required that you RSVP.

*If you cannot make this virtual training, you can do the complete training online here.

Training is offered to any of the following physicians in the State of Utah:

  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Medical Doctors (MD)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Physician Assistants (PA)

PUBWIE is funded by the Utah Department of Health Violence & Injury Prevention Program and will work closely with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).

PUBWIE appreciates the valuable support given from the following organizations:

  • The Association for Utah Community Health 
  • The Salt Lake County Health Department
  • The Utah Academy of Family Physicians
  • The Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
  • The Utah Society of Addiction Medicine 

To learn more about BUP Medication Treatment, check out the following links:






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