Certified Medication Aide Update
Update - Effective July 15, 2013 - Any CMA whose certification has been expired for more than 1 year will be required to retake the ENTIRE 75 hour CMA course to obtain certification*. You will only have 1 year from the time certification expires to obtain the required continuing education course.
COURSE SCHEDULES - 2017
June 8-June 15th
June 23-June 30th
Complete your CMA Update entirely online with this 10-hour State approved course. You will have one week to complete the material at your own pace.
CMAs are eligible for employment for 24 months following the date the certificate is issued. They must maintain current eligibility for employment as a CNA to work as a CMA.
To remain eligible to work as a CMA, the CMA must complete ten hours of continuing education as specified in Kansas Health Occupations Credentialing Regulations. The successful completion of the continuing education will allow the CMA to be eligible to work an additional two years. The CMA must take a continuing education course within every two year period to remain eligible to work. If the certificate lapses, the CMA has a ONE* year period (from the expiration date of the certificate) in which to take a continuing education course to renew the certificate. The CMA may not work if the certificate has expired. After the certificate has been expired ONE* year, the CMA must successfully pass the 75-hour course and test to become eligible for employment.
This course meets Kansas continuing education requirements for CMA's and will cover:
* new classes of drugs and new drugs
• new uses of drugs
• new methods of administering drugs
• alternative treatments such as herbs, acupuncture,
interaction with traditional drugs
• safety and administration of drugs