Chemical Registration and Reporting Requirements
Questions & Answers
Question: How is a DEA Chemical Registration Control Number constructed?
Answer: The Control Number assigned is unique for each applicant. An explanation follows:
Construction of DEA Chemical Registration Control Number
The chemical registration control number, which is a temporary number issued until final registration is approved, has a total of ten characters.
FOR EXAMPLE: CONTROL NUMBER: W10063838Y
|1:||The first digit is" W" (indicating the applicant applied online) or an "H" (indication the
applicant applied vial mail).
|2-4:||These numbers indicate the Julian date.|
|5-7:||These are random numbers that are computer generated.|
|8-9:||These are random numbers that are computer generated indicating the number of
application in a batch.
|10:||This is a letter which is a code for the activity applied for (i.e., importer, exporter, or
Question: What is the procedure for obtaining status of an application for chemical registration?
Answer: If an applicant has reason to need information about the status of a chemical application, the applicant should contact their Local Diversion Field Office and ask to speak with a Diversion Investigator who will assist them.