Medication Technician (CMA)

Course Description

Students who have already completed an approved nurse aide course are eligible to take this 68-hour class. Students will learn basic pharmacology, the five rights of medication administration and proper techniques for oral and topical administration of medications. They will also learn how to perform blood glucose tests and how to administer insulin. Students are expected to take and pass the Virginia Medication Aide Board of Nursing certification exam.

Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements

Tuition for the Medication Aide class is $400 for a Rappahannock County resident and $500 for a non-county resident.

Non-refundable application fee – $25

Exam Fees: The Virginia CMA exam fee is $70. Exam fees are not included as a part of your tuition.

  • Minimum age of eighteen (18) years by the completion of course.
  • Able to speak, read, write and understand English.
  • Competent in basic mathematics skills.
  • Earned high school diploma or successfully passed the general educational development (GED) test.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (CPR) certification is required. Other CPR courses are not accepted.
  • Students need to be in good health and be able to lift 50 pounds throughout the entire class and clinical sessions.
  • Successful completion of an approved Nurse Aide course. Proof of current placement on Virginia Nurse Aide Registry must be provided prior to start of course.

You will be required to pass a Virginia and National background criminal background check and a drug screen. You will also need to provide proof of a recent physical examination and specified immunizations.

How to Apply

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Course Calendar

Classes are on Mondays (from 8:00 to 11:30 AM) and Saturdays,(from 8:00 to 11:30 AM) beginning Saturday January 6 and ending Monday February 26, 2018. Clinical Sessions are held at the Villa at Suffield in Warrenton, VA.