Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescriber Training

Opioid Agonist Treatment (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone) Prescriber Training, Mentoring and Auditing.


CPSM, in partnership with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, supports an interdisciplinary scientific planning committee that developed and maintains a two-day, in-person, accredited training program for physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals who wish to become involved in treating individuals with opioid use disorder.


This program, in its pilot format, became a major component of an application that secured a federal/provincial grant of just over $1 million over four years to expand this work beyond the Winnipeg-based training of Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) providers. The College is using this funding to:

  1. Provide Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) training sessions eight times per year, including two rural and two remote sessions per fiscal year.
  2. Conduct audits of new (physician) OAT prescribers who have completed their first year in OAT practice.
  3. Provide mentorship to new and existing Opioid Agonist Treatment prescribers.
  4. Develop a CPSM Buprenorphine/Naloxone Recommended Practices Manual, as well as update the existing CPSM Methadone Recommended Practices Manual


Click on a preferred date below for further information and to register.

OAT Workshop October 20-21 in Winnipeg, MB 

OAT Workshop December 15-16 in Winnipeg, MB 


Further Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Training Information

OAT Approval Training Process

OAT Approval Training process Flow Chart