(75 clock hours)

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.


CMA classes meet Thursdays and Fridays from 7:00am – 2:30pm

**Scrubs are Mandatory to wear to class and clinicals.**
Prerequisites for Certified Medication Aide (75 clock hours)
  • Must be a ACTIVE Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas
  • Must take the Work Keys test and score at least a 4 before starting the course. KCN will administer this.
    • If you would need to retake it, there will be a $10 fee for every additional test.

Bring the following FOR ENROLLMENT:

  • Kansas Certified Nurse Aide Card (Active)
  • Negative TB Skin Test (within last 12 months) or chest X-ray (within last 5 years)
  • Copy of Drivers License or valid photo identification
  • CMA students will need to wear navy blue scrubs for class picture and ID badge for clinical. The instructor will provide you with dates ahead of time.
  • Each student will pay a $60.00 application fee and State Exam Fee. This appears as a course fee and will be collected with tuition.

**Please Note Changes with the Recertification of the Medication Aide Certificate.

State Exam for Certified Nurse Aide

  • Kansas College of Nursing will notify you of your state testing date and time. You must successfully pass our Certified Medication Aide Class before you are eligible to test. The state exam is regulated and written by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • The cost of the exam is $40.00, which is collected with your tuition payment. All fees are non-fundable once the course is completed. If you miss the exam, you will be responsible to pay a fee of $20.00 to reschedule with the State of Kansas.
  • YOU MUST BE ON TIME. The time and location of the exam will be provided for you on a testing form after you complete the class.
  • You must present two forms of identification; one must be picture identification, to the proctor at the test site.
  • You must be able to provide your social security number on the test for identification.
  • If you are late, or fail to appear for your scheduled test, you must call (785) 296-1250 to request a rescheduling form which required an additional fee of $40.00. Kansas College of Nursing will not reschedule you if you miss your scheduled test date.
  • Each candidate has a total of three attempts with 12 months from the beginning date of the course to successfully complete the state test.


The following is a Notice from the Health Occupations Credentialing Office:

1. Medication aides will have one year from the date of their medication aide certification expires to take the update course. If the course is not taken 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 medicainon 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 www.ksnurseaidregisrty.org. 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.

Health Occupations Credentialing, KDADS

612 South Kansas Ave.

Topeka, Kansas 66603



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