Certified Medication Technician (CMT)Course Length: 68 hoursPrerequisites
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.
Long term care facilities employing students enrolled in the CMT program must sign an agreement with Adult Education to work with our instructor to provide the eight hour practicum, final, and practicum exam. This course uses the curriculum required by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Students who pass this course are certified as CMTs through the Missouri League of Nursing Home Administrators for an additional charge of $18.25. Tuition does not include the cost of the book, the TABE Test, or the certification fee.
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 basic review of body systems and medication effect on each system; medical terminology; infection control; and medication classifications.
Tuition does not include the certification fee.
To obtain your permission letter call the Department of Health and Senior Services at (573) 522-6203.