Certification for Medication Technicians

The Certified Medication Technician performs the delegated nursing functions of medication administration in community based settings under the supervision of a registered nurse.

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How to become a Medication Technician

The Certified Medication Technician (CMT), is an individual who has completed the Board approved 20 hour training program in medication administration. The medication technician who has completed this required training and who is certified by the Board may administer medications at the delegation of and under the supervision of registered nurses to clients in a community based setting.

There are medication technician training programs specific to Juvenile Service, Developmental Disabilities, Assisted Living and School Health. You must be employed in one of these settings to be trained as a medication technician.

Upon successful completion of the Board approved medication technician training program and submission of the medication technician application for certification to the Board, an individual may function as medication technician under the delegation and supervision of the registered nurse, case manager/delegating nurse for no more than 90 days while awaiting certification by the Board. Should an individual not appear on the web page as a certified medication technician within 90 days, the individual must cease practice. Each individual medication technician will be issued a Maryland Board Of Nursing certificate as a medication technician. The initial certification process takes approximately six weeks.

Each medication technician must renew the certification as a medication technician every two years following the date of the first renewal. In addition, the CMT must also practice as a CMT for 100 hours in the two (2) years immediately preceding the renewal date in order to renew his or her certification. The medication technician certification renewal process consists of two steps. The first is completing the required four (4) hour Clinical Update. The second step is completing the paper renewal form which will be mailed by the Board to the individual’s last known address.

An individual is not required to be a certified nursing assistant to become a certified medication technician. Employment in the Juvenile Service setting, or the Developmental Disabilities setting or the School Health setting or Assisted Living setting is required for entry into the medication technician training program.



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Edgewood, MD 21040

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