CMA Class Description

Become a CMA (Certified Medication Aide) in as little as ONE WEEK


A Certified Medication Aide, or CMA, administers routine oral medications and is responsible for monitoring a patient’s vitals and behavior while on medication. The CMA training program will prepare you for work in a health care facility (e.g. Assisted Living, nursing facility, hospital) or in a residential setting (e.g. in-home care).
Most hospitals and clinics in the Omaha area require their CMA employees to also have their Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association. This teaches you key skills such as proper CPR techniques, AED instruction and how to remove airway obstructions in both adults and infants. Good new is that you can now add a BLS certification to your CMA class at Quality Career Pathways. View the BLS course description and calendar options now.
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CMA Class Time Commitment:

  • 40-hour Course (on-site instruction & training)
  • Typically completed in 2 weeks
  • Day class is 1 week
  • New Online Hybrid Class – 20 hours online/20 hours classroom/lab

Tuition for your CMA Certification: 

  • Paid in full: $325
  • Ask about our payment plan
  • Includes tuition and skills testing

Books Needed for your CMA Class:

  • Textbook $45 (mandatory)

At the End of the CMA Class, You Will Be Able to:

  • Define the five rights of safe medication administration including accurate and complete documentation.
  • Understand residents rights, especially the right to refuse medications.
  • Demonstrate in clinical setting providing medications by the following routes: oral, inhalation, topical and instillation.

Requirements to Enroll in the CMA Class: 

  • Be at least 17 years old and expected to turn 18 within three months of completion of course
  • Ability to speak, read, write & understand English
  • Aware of & within the eligibility requirements for placement on the State Medication Aide Registry (as found here).
  • Attend class at Quality Career Pathways in Omaha, NE

CMA Certification Testing:

  • The State of Nebraska has designated testing sites for Medication Aides.
  • Information regarding registration and fees will be given to students during the class.