Office of Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

LSU School of Medicine CDS/Opioid Training Modules

Have you met the new requirements yet?  All Louisiana licensed physicians who prescribe controlled dangerous substances MUST complete a 3 hour CME course prior to their 2023 license or permit renewal.

LSU School of Medicine is offering a series of training modules to LSU SOM physicians.

To complete this training and receive credit, you must participate in the 3 hour course and complete all course requirements.

Important Information before you begin the modules:

  1. You will need to use your LSU login and password to gain access to the modules. Your LSU login is your email without the  If your email password doesn’t work, you will need to get your LSU password reset by contacting the LSUHSC Helpdesk at 504-568-HELP.
  2. You will need to enter your LSBME license/permit number or your NPI before starting.
  3. The State of Louisiana has mandated a 3 hour course. You don’t have to watch everything in one sitting. You can return to the website and by re-logging in and should be returned to the approximate place where you left off.  You also can’t broadcast the video and watch as a group. Your progress, attendance and completion is tied directly to your LSU login and password and only works for LSU physicians. Attempting to fast forward through the modules will disqualify you from receiving credit for the modules and possibly delay your training.
  4. The video will stop at specified points and you will need to click the video, or enter your email or take some action to continue.
  5. These modules have been created by our LSU faculty and affiliates as a convenience to satisfy the training requirements.
  6. You can’t fast forward the videos. You also don’t obtain access to video 2 until you’ve watched all of video 1,  etc. Attempts to speed up/fast forward the time spent in the course will disqualify you from earning the CME credit needed to satisfy the state law/LSBME requirement.
  7. When you have completed the videos, you are directed to a mandatory quiz that you must pass at 80%. This is a requirement of the LSBME.  Your quiz passage will direct you to the course evaluation.  Complete the course evaluation and when you are finished with the course evaluation, you will be directed back to the course website again to certify your completion. These steps are necessary to complete the process.
  8. If you are a resident/fellow renewing your permit through your residency program office, your CME certificate will be recorded by the CME office and your completion certificate will be given to the GME office for your permit/license renewal.  LSU GME will include your certificate with your renewal paperwork and forward to the LSBME. LSBME will record that you have satisfied the Louisiana lifetime requirement for this training.
  9. You will also receive an email from LSU CME confirming your training completion and access to your certificate in January, 2023
  10. Go here to access the training
To access the modules, follow these steps:
  1. Click this  CDS/Opioid Training Modules  link
  2. Enter your LSU login & password  (LSU login= your email without the
  3. Read the website information and attest to each section.
  4. Watch videos 1- 4
  5. Complete and pass the quiz (80% passage rate required)
  6. Complete the evaluation

You will receive a confirmation email within 10 days after your completion of all the modules.

You must attend the entire 3 hours CME course to receive credit.

Contact Information:


*LSU CME will be closed during university holidays


This activity is valid through the following dates:  10/30/2021-10/30/2024.  Activity content has been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. The content will be reviewed prior to expiration to ensure continues to meet the expectations and current standard of practice.

ACCME LogoThe Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important Information Regarding LSBME's Controlled Dangerous Substance License

This CME activity fulfills Act 76/Rule on CME re CDS (§4005) that requires all practitioners with a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) license in Louisiana to complete at least a three hour LSBME approved certified continuing medical education (CME) activity that addresses best practices for the prescribing of CDS, drug diversion training, appropriate treatment for addiction and the treatment of chronic pain. The three hour of CME must be completed by prescribers license renewal date. If the prescriber has not completed this requirement by her/his 2019 license renewal date, the LSBME will be unable to renew her/his license. For more information about LSBME's requirements, please refer directly to the LSBME.  Information on exemption from the law and resources can be found here.

Physicians with CDS licenses will need to register with the La Board of Pharmacy's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).  To access the PMP, physicians must create an account at

Louisiana Board of Pharmacy PMP
3388 Brentwood Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Am I required to do this training?
    The Louisiana State Law Act 76 can be read by clicking this link:
  2. Is LSU making me do this specific LSU training?
    No, there are other training options available for you to complete the requirements as outlined on the LSBME's approved course list. The LSU modules qualify on the LSBME's list of approved trainings and are free for LSU physicians and LSU CME/GME will report your completion of the credit requirement to the LSBME for you.  You can review the list at the LSBME website.
  3. Will I be able to print a completion certificate out?
    Yes, but not immediately.  You will receive an email with instructions for your credit recording within 10-14 days of completion.  If you are in a residency program and renewing your permit, LSU CME & GME will obtain your CME certificate and will attach to your permit renewal application.
  4. Can I turn on the modules and walk away and let them play without watching them?
    No, you will be prompted throughout the modules to interact with the videos.
  5. Can I get partial credit?

Maintenance of Certification Credits Available

American Board of Internal Medicine

CME-MOC_badge-graphic Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology

MOCA_logo This activity qualifies for maintenance of certification in anesthesiology.  Maintenance of certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology.

American Board of Pediatrics

MOC-Approved-Logo-Part-2 PEDIATRICSSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 3 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Pathology

ABPLogo_transparentThis activity has been registered to offer MOC part II (Lifelong Learning and Self Assessment) credit in the American Board of Pathology's (ABPath) Maintenance of Certification program.


American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery's Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

American Board of Ophthalmology

Approved-Activity-ABO-png Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation Assessment, Improvement in Medical Practice and/or Patient Safety requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner information to ACCME for the purpose of granting credit.