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Increase your marketability as a certified nurse aide with this specialized certification. Give us 12 weeks and 80 hours of your time, and we’ll give you the skills you’ll need to successfully pass the Kansas Certified Medication Aide examination.

What will I learn?

As a Certified Medication Aide (CMA), you’ll have the know-how to safely and properly dispense medications. JCCC’s Certified Medication Aide program gives you 80 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience working in a long-term care facility.

And because life is busy enough, you can choose from day or evening classes to best suit your schedule.

Topics covered include:

  • Commonly used drugs and interactions with food and other drugs
  • Legal implications and regulations related to administration and record keeping
  • Biological effects of medications on the elderly
  • Basic safety principles and techniques to safely prepare and distribute medications


  • Successfully complete a reading level exam
  • Provide copies of the following on the first day of class:
    • Social Security Card
    • current Kansas CNA card
    • current CPR for Health Care Provider card
    • documentation of a current negative TB test

Need to renew your CMA Certificate?

Kansas requires CMAs to renew their certificate every two years. JCCC’s Certified Medication Aide Update meets the state requirements for recertification. This one-hour class is offered on the main campus and online.

On the first day of class, please bring copies of your Social Security Card, CNA card and CMA card, plus a check or money order payable to KDADS for $20. We’ll submit a roster of CMAs who complete the update course for certificate renewal.

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Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.

Download the Health Occupations Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.