Certified Medication Technician

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Certified Medication Technician

Department: Health Occupations

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 four components: assessment test, 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.

Mandatory Assessment Test (updated 10/16/19 for Spring 2020 semester)

This is a pre-test designed to assess the reading, language, and math skills of potential students. Students must complete this exam prior to registering for the CMT class.

Dates: Wednesday, Dec. 11 or Wednesday, Jan. 15, 8:30am (plan for 3.5 hours to complete the assessment)

Tuition: No fee

Contact Sue Propper at 636-922-8284 or spropper@stchas.edu to sign up for the test or with questions.

Classroom Instruction

Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 5 - Apr. 8, 8am - 3pm

Tuition: $460

Registration Deadline: Jan. 31

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete mandatory assessment test
  • Be able to provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate.
  • Be certified as a CNA with at least 6 months of work experience in the field.
  • Be 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

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Summer office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Friday hours vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate.
  • Copy of CNA Certificate
  • Letter of Recommendation completed by the Director of Nursing or an Administrator from your employing facility. You can download the document here.

Final Exam

Fee: $115

The CMT final exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CMT classroom instruction and clinical requirements through St. Charles Community College (SCC). 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 $115 fee will be assessed for each retest.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are typically 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. These hours may vary on certain days so please call to confirm.

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

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Contact Information

Sue Propper,
Office Coordinator
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Sue Propper,
Program Chair
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Office Hours

Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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