Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Program

CMT Program Information

The purpose of the Certified Medication Technician (CMT) training program is to prepare individuals for employment as a CMT in an intermediate care or skilled care nursing facility. The program is designed to teach skills in administration of nonparenteral medications that will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses or registered professional nurses in medication therapy.

The course consists of at least 60 classroom hours of instruction and a minimum of 8-hours of clinical practice under the direct supervision of an instructor. The class consists of instruction in these areas: basic review of body systems and medication effect on each system; medical terminology; infection control; and medication classifications.

An individual must successfully compete a final written examination and a minimum two-hour final practicum exam before a certificate can be issued and that individual's name placed on the Missouri State Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Registry.

The CMT Manual version 2008, effective October 30, 2008, and Test Bank are viewable at www.cmttest.org.

Student Qualifications:

CMT Status

The CMT certificate or Insulin Administration (IA) certifications are directly linked to the status of an individual’s CNA status. If the CNA certification is inactive/expired then the CMT or Insulin certifications are also considered inactive/expired. When the individual has regained Active CNA status, the CMT and IA certifications will also be considered Active.

CMT Challenge

Challenge means that individuals who meet special criteria are not required to take the entire certified medication technician (CMT) course and will be allowed to take the final examination to become a CMT in Missouri. The individual must successfully pass the written and performance examination.
Individuals eligible to challenge the final exam include:

All individuals who qualify to challenge the final examination must first challenge the CNA final examination if not already listed on the CNA registry.

Those individuals meeting any of the above requirements must submit a written request to the DHSS address listed on the right bar. Each request must include a clear copy of the individual's social security card, return address, a daytime telephone number and the additional documentation as required.