Applying Online for DEA Registration

Start at the DEA Registration Application website

Select New Applications

Select Begin Application Process

Select Form 225 for Researchers -or- Form 224 for teaching only activities

Select correct business activity in the drop-down menu: Researcher or Teaching Institution for Form 224

Click Begin.

Personal Information (Page 1)

The University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis DEA office have agreed upon an address format which meets the DEA regulations and enables researchers to receive their DEA certificate(s) via U.S. mail.

To obtain the correct address format, complete page 1 as follows:

Form RequestsSupplied Information
Last Name:Univ Minnesota/Dept Name, abbreviate if necessary
First Name:Full name of applicant (e.g., John Q Smith)
Additional Company Information: 
Business Address Line 1: Address (where controlled substances are stored)
Business Address Line 2 Building Name for registration (no room #)
Business Phone Number:Applicant's University office phone number
Business EmailApplicant's email address
Contact Name: Applicant's full name
Contact Cell Phone Number 
Mailing Address 
Additional Company Information 
Mailing Address Line 1Where certificate/222s should be sent to
Mailing Address Line 2 

Click Next

Personal Information (Page 2) 

  1. Enter University Tax ID (416007513)
  2. Check box for Certification for Fee Exemption
  3. Click Next

Personal Information (Page 3 - Fee Exempt Details) 

** Please be aware that the U of M does not pay for research DEA registration and renewals **

Complete the information:

Form RequestsSupplied Information
Name of Fee Exempt Institution:University of Minnesota
Certifying Official Name:Name of Dept Head (or Dean, if dept head is applicant)
Certifying Official Title: 
Certifying Official Email: 
Certifying Official Phone Number:  

Check the box "I have read the above, and agree."

Click Next

Business Activity/Schedules

  1. Select drug schedules based on the research conducted in the building.
  2. Click Next

State Licenses

Form RequestsSupplied Information
State License: Leave blank
State Controlled Substances License:Leave blank unless the applicant has a MNBP number for this building

Click Next

Background Information

  1. Answer the four questions
  2. Click Next

Summary of Information

Review all the information and correct any errors by clicking on the Change button on the left side. When all information is correct, scroll down and click on Submit Application.

Read the next page, then print and save the receipt with the control number. You need this number if you call the DEA to check on the progress of your application.