DEA Electronic Forms

DEA Electronic Forms

DEA electronic forms are now required for registration and all renewals. Are you opening a facility and looking to obtain a new registration, or do you have an existing registration that needs to be renewed? Read this week’s post to be prepared to comply with the DEA’s new requirements.

As of May 11, 2022, whether you are registering for the first time, or renewing an existing DEA registration, you will need to do so though the secure online portal. Paper forms have been eliminated in an effort to make the process more efficient and effective.

DEA reasons for the change:

  • To modernize the registration and renewal process
  • Eliminate inefficient paper applications
  • Avoid delays or rejections caused by typographical errors or missing information

Which forms are affected?

The following forms are affected by the new requirements: “DEA Forms 224, 224a, 225, 225a, 363, 363a, 510, and 510a. DEA Form 224 applies to new registration applications for practitioners, hospitals and clinics, retail pharmacies, online pharmacies, central fill pharmacies, and teaching institutions.”

How do I obtain the new DEA forms?

DEA Forms 224, 225, and 363 may be obtained online at

Will the DEA notify me prior to the expiration of my current registration?

The DEA will send renewal notifications via email to registrants approximately 60 calendar days prior to their registration expiration date. Remember that it is the registrant’s responsibility to keep their contact information, including email address, up to date on the DEA website on the application portal.

Obtaining and maintaining a DEA registration has been made more efficient with the updated transition to online only applications. If you need a new license or are looking to renew your current license, visit If you have questions about this post, need guidance on the new DEA process, or other questions about DEA compliance, don’t hesitate to reach out. This is one of our areas of expertise and we’re always happy to help.

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