CMA Course Description

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

CMA (Certified Medical Aide)

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).


CMA Course 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 Course:

  • Textbook $45 (mandatory)

At the End of the CMA Course, 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 Course: 

  • 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.