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Medication Technician Training Program

The program uses the curriculum required by the Maryland Board of Nursing. The CMT training program focuses on specific community settings such as the Developmental Disabilities, Assisted Living, Juvenile Services, and School Health.

Endorsement from Out of State:  An individual will not be eligible to endorse from out of state as a "medication technician".  

Guidelines for New Medication Technicians :

  • The individual has to be employed in the Developmental Disabilities setting, Assisted Living setting, Juvenile Services setting, and School Health setting.

  • The individual has to successfully complete the Board approved training program.

  • The Registered Nurse has to submit the completed application for certification to the Board of Nursing.

  • 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.

  • The initial certification process takes approximately 90 days.

Renewal Guidelines for Medication Technicians:

This is a two-step process:

  • The individual has to complete a required four (4) hour Clinical Update prior to the expiration of the certificate. The verification of the Clinical Update must be submitted on line by the registered nurse, case manager/ delegating nurse authorized to teach the Board approved Medication Technician Training Program and the required two (2) year Clinical Update. The CMT must also practice a 100 hours as a CMT within the two years following the renewal.

  • The second step is completing the Board’s medication technician certification renewal by either paper renewal or on- line renewal. The paper renewal form is sent to the individual approximately 90 days prior to the expiration of the certification to his /her last known address. It is the responsibility of the mediation technician to assure that the Board has a current valid mailing address.

For further information about the CMT training:

http://www.mbon.org/main.php?v=norm&p=0&c=medtech/medtech_requiremets.html

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