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How to Obtain a DEA Number

*On May 13, 2014 and effective January 1, 2015, Governor Dayton signed into law a bill that will require a separate license for APRNs.

For more information regarding the new laws and the process for obtaining an APRN license in Minnesota, please follow the links below and under the Advanced Practice tab.

To prescribe medications, an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) must have an APRN license. An APRN must have a controlled substance number issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in order to prescribe controlled substances.

Application to the DEA:

Applications can be obtained by accessing the DEA website at or calling the DEA Regional Field Office at (312) 353-7875 or the national office toll free 1-800-882-9539.

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