Classroom and clinical experiences will provide you with the skills necessary to administer oral and topical medication in a safe and accurate manner in an adult care home in Kansas. Upon successful completion of the course with a passing grade, you are eligible to take the Kansas Nursing Medication Aide test.

Prerequisites for Certified Medication Aide (75 clock hours) 

  • Must be a Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas
  • Must take the Work Keys test and score at least a four (4) before starting the course. We shall administer this test.
  • The following items are required prior to enrollment:
  1. Kansas Certified Nurse Aide Card (Active)
  2. Negative TB Skin Test (within last 6 months) or chest X-ray (within last 5 years)
  3. Copy of Driver’s License or valid photo identification
  4. Copy Social Security Card
  • CMA students will need to wear official school scrubs for class and clinical. The instructor will provide you with dates ahead of time.

****Please Note ****

The following is a Notice from the Health Occupations Credentialing:

1. Medication aides will have one year from the date of their medication aide certification expires to take the update course. If the update is not completed within one year of the certification expiration date, the entire medication aide course must be retaken.

2. An individual must be 18 years of age to be certified as a medication aide. This requirement does not restrict individuals’ ability to enroll in a medication aide course.

3. Health Occupations Credentialing will no longer issue certification cards for nurse aides, home health aides or medication aides. Any required certification information is available on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry at There is no federal or state requirement that an individual possess a physical certification card only that they are listed on the state nurse aide registry with a certification which is active and with no prohibitions.

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