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Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

CMT Orientation/Application

CMT Application For Admission Document

CMT Application Process Document

This is a Pre-Qualification Application for the Certified Medication Technician.  To qualify for the CMT Program, each applicant must be a current CNA with at least 6 months verifiable experience.  Each applicant must pass a drug and alcohol screening and background checks and complete WorkKeys testing.  This fee will cover the costs of doing the necessary screenings for admission to the CMT Program. 

Section:  0
Day/Date/Time: Arranged
Location: Arranged
Sessions:  1
Instructor:  Staff
Fee:  $99.00

Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Program


Section: 0
Day/Date/Time: Tues./Thurs. Feb. 11 - April 16
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Sessions: 16*
Location: Jefferson College Arnold Rm. 325
Fee: $870*
Instructor: Ginger Hand

In addition, a $99 Non-Refundable Application Fee is required.

*8-hour Practicum to be arranged with Instructor.

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 non-parenteral medications that will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses or registered professional nurses in medication therapy.

This eight-week program 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

**Download our CMT Brochure for more information!

Student Qualifications: 

  • Download the CMT Registration Process Guide

  • Verification of a high school diploma or a HiSet Certificate.
  • Achieves a minimum score on the WorkKeys test of:

    Level 4 on Workplace Documents
    Level 3 on Graphic Literacy
    Level 3 on Applied Math

  • Six (6) months of employment as an approved Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and listed as active on the Missouri CNA registry before applying to become a CMT.

  • Submits a letter to the training agency from the student's administrator or director of nursing recommending the student take the course.
  • For more information go to:

Meet Instructor Ginger Hand, R.N.

Ginger Hand R.N., Area Technical School
Health Services Program Instructor and CMT

Ginger graduated from Jefferson
College's RN Program in 1994. She has
extensive experience in long term care, acute
care, and psychiatric nursing.  Ginger has
taught Certified Nurse Assistant classes and
has a passion for geriatric nursing.  "I am
very excited to train others for a rewarding
career in long term care."

In addition to her instructional
duties, her responsibilities also include
collaborating with core faculty regarding
outcomes-based student learning
assessments to support program and
institutional goals and guidelines; providing
professional leadership and mentorship in the
classroom and the lab to create an ethical and
compassionate environment of clinical
decision-making, problem solving, mutual
respect, and responsibility, mindfulness,
lifelong learning, and integrity that students
can emulate when on their clinical experiences

CE Registration Info

By Phone:  
MasterCard/VISA, and Discover only.  
Call (636) 481-3144.
TDD users call (636) 789-5772.
By Mail: 
Fill out and print Registration
 (page 31) and mail to:

ENROLL, Jefferson College Arnold
1687 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010*
*Registration is not complete
until payment is received. 
In Person:
Jefferson College Arnold
Room 330 (Main Office)
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 8 am - 11:30 am
By FAX: 
MasterCard/VISA only
(636) 287-9084
By E-Mail:  
MasterCard/VISA or Discover,