Certified Medication Aide
C.M.A Class Information
A Certified Medication Aide (C.M.A) is able to provide routine medications by oral, inhalation, topical and instillation routes with acceptable direction and monitoring. Medication Aides are able to work in a variety of health care settings such as Nursing Homes, Assisted Livings, Hospitals, ambulatory clinics, doctor’s offices, home care, intermediate care facilities or child care.
With this course you are required to complete forty (40) hours of the course during the scheduled class dates and times. Certificates of completion and Medication Aide Registration form documenting course completion and competency are issued at the end of the class if all financial obligations have been met.
Who should consider a C.N.A Class
- Students who want to pursue a degree in med school, pharmacy, nursing and others.
- If you want to work as a C.M.A in a health care setting
- If you are a C.N.A and plan to become a C.M.A
- Anyone that provides or sets up medications for someone else (family member, friend, neighbor, etc.)
- Introduction, Orientation and Basic Concepts
- Administration of Medications
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Be able to speak, read, write and understand English
- Be aware of eligibility requirements for placement on the state Nurse Aide Registry
Hours and Curriculum
- 40-hour course which is typically completed within a week
- Learning in the classroom, clinical setting, and homework
- $385 tuition fee
- Textbook included
To pass the C.M.A course, each student must be signed off as competent (Pass/No Pass) in three components:
- The physical act of giving or applying a medication
- The recording of the physical act
- The observing and monitoring for, and taking appropriate action regarding, desired effects, side effects, interactions, and contraindications associated with the medication
Fee’s for testing to be paid by student to DHHS (typically $18).
Cancellation requests received within seventy-two (72) hours of enrollment/registration will receive a full refund and will be issued within sixty (60) days of cancellation. Cancellation requests occurring after 72 hours of enrollment/registration but before the class begins will receive a refund of all tuition paid. 50% refund will be given if cancellation is on day 1 of class; 25% refund will be given if cancellation is on day 2 of class; and No refund will be given if cancellation is on and/or after day 3 of class or for failure to attend.