DEA Registration


  • If you are not sure which drug schedules to select, check with your department.
  • In California, there is not a separate Controlled Substance License requirement. Once you have entered your California Medical License info, you can leave the next section related to Controlled Substance Licenses blank.

Last Revised 1/23/2018

What do I need?

Once your California Medical License is issued, you can obtain a DEA certificate by registering online. You will need to have:

  • your social security number
  • California Medical License information
  • a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) handy in order to complete the online form.

General Instructions

  1. Go to:
  2. Click New Applications.
  3. Click Begin Application Process.
  4. Be sure to select Form 224 as your Business Category and Practioner as your Business Activity:

  5. Click Begin and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application process.