Certified Medication Technician

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Certified Medication Technician

Department: Health Occupations

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This course provides the classroom instruction and certification exam necessary to obtain Certified Medication Technician (CMT) certification in the state of Missouri. CMTs administer certain medications to residents in long-term care facilities.

To be eligible for registration, candidates must hold a high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate, be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) for at least six months prior to program start, and be currently employed at a skilled or intermediate care facility. Candidates are required to submit a letter of recommendation from the Director of Nursing or equivalent administrator at the time of registration.

The CMT program at St. Charles Community College is comprised of three components: classroom instruction, clinical work, and final exam (written and practicum). Students must complete 24 hours of clinical observation at their employing facility to satisfy program requirements. Upon successful completion of both the classroom and clinical components of the program, students will be eligible to take the final exam. Once passed successfully, students will be eligible for state certification.

Classroom Instruction and Final Exam

Dates: Not Offering Summer 2024 (Please continue to check back for the next available class)

Tuition: $600

Registration Deadline: TBD

Book: Provided in class

The classroom instruction provides the 65 contact hours required for students to be eligible for certification as a CMT in the state of Missouri. Students must score at least an 80% on all classroom tests to pass this portion of the program.

The final exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CMT classroom instruction and clinical requirements. The exam consists of a written and practicum (clinical) exam. Students must score at least an 80% on the written exam to move onto the practicum portion. Students must score 100% on the practicum portion or qualify for certification.

The exam may be taken up to two times in a 90-day period following the completion of the classroom instruction. An additional $125 fee will be assessed for each retest.

Eligibility Requirements
  • High School or GED/HiSET graduate
  • CNA certification with at least 6 months of work experience in the field
  • Employed in an intermediate or skilled nursing facility that is authorized and willing to provide supervision for the clinical hours. A letter of recommendation is required. You can download the document here.
Registration Requirements

Complete before registration:

  • College Application: all students must apply to St. Charles Community College prior to registering for class. Please complete and submit the application here: https://www.stchas.edu/admissions/apply

Items due during registration (must be emailed to healthoccupations@stchas.edu after registration form is completed):

  • Letter of Recommendation: must be completed by the Director or Nursing or an Administrator from your employing facility. You can download the document here or email the Health Occupations Program Coordinator for a copy
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate
  • Copy of CNA certificate
  • Have negative 2-step TB test results (no older than one year at the time of registration)
  • Must have acceptable background screening from the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry (https://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/) (no older than 90 days at time of registration)

Registration can be done:

  • Click the link to register online: TBD
  • If needed, registration can also be done in-person on the Dardenne Creek Campus (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) - office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition will be due within one business day of your registration being processed. Individualized information will be communicated during the enrollment process.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Contact Information

Nao Hang-Robertson,
Office Coordinator
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Arje Crawford,
Program Chair
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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