CDS Application

​​Effective March 12, 2020, the State of Maryland has suspended the expiration date on all licenses, including registrations issued by the Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA), ​until 30 days after the end of the current State of Emergency due to COVID-19.  Please see the Memo​ for additional information on how this affects your CDS registration.

Effective December 31, 2020, OCSA will no longer be accepting paper CDS applications for a new registrtion and renewal registration within the current renewal period. 

OCSA is accepting paper CDS applications for an address change, name change, change of ownership, replacement/duplicate copy of CDS certificate, and expired renewal registration.​

​Online CDS Registration & Renewal Information​​
​Click Here to Begin CDS Online Regist​ration​

Phy​sical Practitioner CDS Application Information
Practitioner - 3 Year Application (Fillable)​​​​
Practitione​r - 3 Year Application Instructions​​​

​Physical Establishment CDS Application Information
​​Establishment - 3 Year Application (Fillable)​

PDMP Mandate Effective February 15, 2018

All MD licensed healthcare providers must register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) prior to obtaining a new or renewal of CDS Registration. To register with PDMP, go to CRISP website at   Submit to OCSA the PDMP email confirmation that includes the confirmation code number.