Certified Medicine Aide

Take your CNA career to the next level by training to be a Certified Medication Aide (CMA). 

Earning a Certified Medicine Aide designation will boost your resume and your employability by building on your skills as a CNA. You'll work under the supervision of nurses to administer patient care and medications, collect samples, keep medication records, observe patients, and report changes.


Program Overview

Credential Earned:



No. of Classes Required:










2 years of full-time, compensated experience as a CNA in a Long-Term Care Facility or 1 year of full-time experience as a GNA in a LTC facility.


Reading and Math Assessment


Health Assessment, w/ immunization record


Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification through the American Heart Association



Signed letter of recommendation from the Director of Nursing typed on LTC facility letterhead, including current employment and verifying a minimum of 2,000 hours of compensated employment as a CNA/GNA over the last three years.


Original and a copy of your current, active, unencumbered Maryland CNA/GNA registry card.


What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

Upon completing this program, students will be qualified to seek employment in a healthcare facility administering patient medications under the supervision of a nurse.


Who Teaches This Program?

The Certified Medicine Aide program is taught by experienced industry professionals.