The purpose of the Certified Medication Technician (CMT) training program is to prepare individuals for employment as a CMT in an intermediate care or skilled care nursing facility. The program is designed to teach skills in administration of nonparenteral medications that will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses or registered professional nurses in medication therapy. The course consists of at least 60 classroom hours of instruction and a minimum of 8-hours of clinical practice under the direct supervision of an instructor. The class consists of instruction in these areas: basic review of body systems and medication effect on each system; medical terminology; infection control; and medication classifications.
An individual must successfully complete a final written examination and a minimum two-hour final practicum exam before a certificate can be issued and that individual's name placed on the Missouri State Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Registry.
- Verification of a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
- Listed as active on the Missouri CNA registry and employed as an approved Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) for at least six (6) months prior to enrollment in the CMT course.
- Submits a letter to the training agency from the student's administrator or director of nursing recommending the student take the course or a letter from a previous long-term care employer if unemployed.
Testing: NO charge, test is free; I will proctor at 2 hours per student in the facility
$1,900 per student; this includes testing, licensing fee, and materials