Research Safety

CS245: Using Controlled Substances in Research, Teaching, and Veterinary Care

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This is an online course and is required if you and/or your staff will be using controlled substances in research, teaching, and/or veterinary care at UAB.

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is authorized to prevent, detect, and investigate, the diversion of legally manufactured controlled substances. 

The DEA also determines which substances are classified as controlled substances.

This course is required to receive authorization to purchase, possess, or use controlled substances at UAB for research, veterinary care, or teaching.

After completing this course, we expect you to be able to:
  • explain what controlled substances are as well as listed and precursor chemicals
  • locate information on the DEA's Controlled Substances (CS) website and on CS containers
  • tell about the general procedures involved with:
    • ordering and receiving CS
    • storing and securing CS
    • maintaining documentation
    • transferring, importing, and exporting CS
    • disposal of CS
  • describe how to prevent diversion of the CS in your area
A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course.

Registration: Follow these registration instructions.

Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in the controlled substances training course. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.

Call 205-934-2487 for more information.