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QMA Insulin Administration

Important Update

Effective January 9, 2024, IDOH has updated the QMA-Insulin Administration Education Module to include the pictures and illustrations that were previously missing as well as a few other corrections. The updated student and instructor QMA-Insulin Education Modules may be accessed at the links below.


Effective 12/31/2019 the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) – Division of Long Term Care released the Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) – Insulin Administration Education Module.  This education module is approved to train current and future QMAs in the administration of insulin to residents in Indiana licensed healthcare facilities.  The Insulin Administration Education Module must be conducted through an Indiana approved Qualified Medication Aide Training Program by an approved Program Director.  The training must follow the approved curriculum.

The Insulin Administration Education Module is an OPTIONAL training for current and future QMAs.  The training includes:

  • 4-8 hours of classroom training following the state approved curriculum
  • 2-4 hours of practical training with 1:1 supervision of licensed registered nurse
  • Successful completion of skills competency checklist with 100% accuracy administered by the QMA training program approved Program Director
  • Successful completion of written competence examination administered by the state approved testing entity.
  • The approved QMA training program is responsible for maintaining a student file for each individual.

QMA - Insulin Administration Education Module Information

QMA - Insulin Administration Education Module - Instructor

QMA - Insulin Administration Education Module - Student

QMA - Insulin Administration Education Module Certification Application

QMA Training Sites

QMA - Insulin Administration Withdrawing from a Vial Competency Checklist

QMA - Insulin Administration Preparing an Insulin Pen Competency Checklist

QMA - Insulin Administration Classroom Clinical Competency Form