DEA Changes Registration Renewal Process

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will no longer send its second renewal notification to DEA registrants by mail; an electronic reminder will be sent via email. If a registration expires, registrants will have one calendar month to reapply; after that timeframe, registrants must file for a new DEA registration.

Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.


The DEA notice about the changes is available on its website.


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