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How Do I Become a QMA

QMA Application

 

An individual must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have proof of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be in good standing as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) on the Indiana Aide Registry
  • Worked a minimum of 1,000 hours as a CNA within the last 24 months
  • Complete the 100 hour QMA Training Program
  • Pass a QMA written competency evaluation

Student nurse must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a nursing program
  • Have completed pharmacology or equivalent course
  • Must complete the 40 hours of supervised medication practicum
    (Note: student nurse are exempt from the 60 hours of classroom)
  • Pass the QMA written competence evaluation
  • Contact Ivy Tech Community College at 317-917-5948 or go to www.ivytech.edu/qma  to obtain an application

Out-of-state QMAs or equivalent must:

  • Provide proof of current and good standing in other state
  • Must be a CNA on the Indiana Aide Registry
  • Pass the written competence test
  • Contact Ivy Tech Community College at 317-917-5948 or go to www.ivytech.edu/qma  to obtain an application

Psychiatric Attendant -- Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) must: