C.M.A Certified Medication Aide

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C.M.A Class Information

A Certified Medication Aide or 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.

Who should consider a C.M.A Class

  • Anyone that provides or sets up medications for someone else (family member, neighbor, etc.)
  • Students who want to pursue a degree in med school, pharmacy, nursing and others.
  • If you want to work as a Medication aide in a health care setting.
  • If you are a C.N.A or plan to become a C.N.A

Enrollment Requirements

  • At least 17 years of age and expected to turn 18 within 3 months of completion of the course.
  • Be able to speak, read, write and understand English
  • Be aware of the eligibility requirements for placement on the State Medication Aide Registry.

Hours and Curriculum

  • 40 Hour course typically completed in less than a week
  • Learning in the classroom, clinical setting, and homework


  • $250 tuition for payment in full at registration.
  • Payment Plan’s available
  • $55 textbook


Once you have successfully completed the course you will be eligible to take the medication aide written the exam at one of 2 state-approved testing providers: Providence Health Care or NHCA