CMA Class Description


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

What is a Certified Medication Aide (CMA)?

A Certified Medication Aide (also known as Certified Medication Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant), or CMA, administers routine oral medications and is responsible for monitoring a patient’s vitals and behavior while on medication. Successful completion of the CMA training program will prepare you for work in a health care facility (e.g. Assisted Living, long-term care facility, nursing facility, hospital) or in a residential setting (e.g. home health aide for in-home care agency).

Where does a CMA Work?

A Certified Medication Aide or CMA, typically works in a clinic, physician’s office, or another type of health care facility. CMAs, both administrative and clinical, play an essential role in the health care industry. These certified health professionals assist nurses, doctors, as well as other healthcare staff members – ensuring that patients are treated with compassion.

What is the average salary of a CMA?

The salary levels of a CNA change constantly, usually based on demand. Additionally, the vary based on where you live. While we can predict salary levels, you can review this information about CMA salaries in the Omaha area.


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

Certified Medication Aide Classes in Omaha, NE

Time Commitment

  • 40-hour Course (on-site instruction, training and testing)
  • Typically completed in 1 week
  • Online Hybrid Class – 24 hours online prior to class & 16 hours classroom/lab

Tuition & Testing

  • Paid in full: $340
  • Includes tuition, written exam ($25 value) and competency testing ($45 value)
  • Payment plans available


  • Textbook $55 (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 of age and expected to turn 18 within three months of successful completion of the 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 Exam

Quality Career Pathways is a designated written testing site by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.  If you are a student in our 40-Hour Medication Aide class, the written test is included in your tuition. 

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For more information on continuing education with the Quality Career Pathways training center and the certifications that we offer, check out the rest of our website. In addition to our CMA course, we also provide a CNA (certified nursing assistant or certified nurse aide) course,  CNA recertification course, and even corporate certifications that allow you to mix and match out of the following programs: Adult and/or Pediatric Programs, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Implementation, Basic Life Support (BLS), Bloodborne Pathogens, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR certification), and First Aid Training.

Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to Enroll?

Additionally, a GED or High School Diploma is not required for the courses offered at Quality Career Pathways. Learn more about continuing education with our certification programs. Looking to request info for one of our programs? Contact us today!