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).


The Quality Career Pathways Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Program Details: 

Time Commitment

40-hour Course (on-site instruction & training)

Typically completed in 2 weeks

Day class is 1 week

New Online Hybrid Class – 24 hours online prior to class & 16 hours classroom/lab


Paid in full:

Traditional Classroom: $325

Online Hybrid:  $275

Includes tuition and skills testing

Payment plans available


Textbook $45 (optional)

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 

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 written testing sites for Medication Aides.

Information regarding registration and fees will be given to students during the class.

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