Effective October 1, 2018, new and renewal applicants for CDS registration must attest to having completed 2 hours of CME related to prescribing controlled substances. CDS registrations renew on a three-year cycle. Applicants can renew their CDS registration up to 60 days before or 30 days after the expiration date listed on the certificate. If you need to earn more CME related to prescribing controlled substances, consider the MPS psychopharm symposium, which has one hour that qualifies. This is a one-time CME requirement. Periodic audits will be performed to ensure that the requirement is met. Please call 410-764-2890 with any questions or see the announcement.