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Certification and Recertification

Training Requirements to Become a Qualified Medication Aide

The QMA training program consists of at least 100 hours of training to include 60 hours of classroom instructions and 40 hours of supervised practicum. The training program must be approved by Indiana Department of Health (IDOH).

Qualified Medication Aide Testing

Certified nurse aide (CNA) and qualified medication aide (QMA) competency evaluations are conducted through Ivy Tech Community College.  Testing information is available at www.ivytech.edu/cna and www.ivytech.edu/qma.  All CNA/QMA Competency Evaluation Applications should be sent to:

Ivy Tech Community College
CNA/QMA Testing
PO Box 1621
Indianapolis IN 46206

Ivy Tech Community College has a CNA/QMA Central Testing Office located in Indianapolis that processes all applications and schedules testing throughout the state.  Applications should only be sent to the above address.  This office is staffed by Central Coordinators.

The fee for both the written and skills test is $75.00.  A fee of $65.00 will be charged for only one test (written or skills).  Fees can be paid with facility checks, money orders, or credit cards.  No personal checks will be accepted.  Checks should be made payable to Ivy Tech Community College.

Any questions, please contact Ivy Tech at 317-971-5948.