Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Program

The Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Program prepares individuals to administer prescribed medications, observe and report patient reactions and side effects, and perform related emergency and recording duties under the supervision of a professional registered nurse and/or registered pharmacist in assisted living residences and comprehensive personal care homes or assisted living programs. Our school has been certified by the NJ Dept. of Health & Senior Services (NJDHSS) to train students for
Certified Medication Aide (CMA) certification. 

The Curriculum

  • Each Certified Medication Aide course is comprised of 30 instructional hours

  • Students will be observed a minimum of 3 medication passes in an assisted living residence, comprehensive personal care homes, or part of an assisted living program

  • Clinical instructors will observe each student for a minimum of 3 medications pass observations daily for one week

  • After successful completion of the medication training course and skills evaluation, the student may register to take the statewide, standardized written competency test administered by PSI contracted by NJ Dept. of Health & Senior Services (NJDHSS)

  • Registration should be within 3 months of successful completion of the training program. If they do not pass the examination within 6 months of completion of the training program, they will be required to retrain

Textbook Used

MACE Exam Cram: Medication Aide Certification Exam ; By Linda Whitenton, Marty Walker

Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your MACE exam. More than 100 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam

Certified Medication Aide Program Details

Are you serious about acquiring the marketable skills that can lead to a secure future in healthcare?

Here are 3 steps that will get you started:

  1. Preview the prerequisites and documentation requirements

  2. Contact us to schedule a visit to the Institute. We can discuss your options, introduce to the different course ware and a provide a tour of the facilities

  3. Submit your completed application. The application can be mailed to the location you plan to attend  or can be completed in person, with the assistance of an ACE advisor


  • Drivers license or International Passport or Permanent Resident Alien Card

  • Valid CNA or CHHA license

  • Social Security Card

Quality of our teachers and class material

The quality of the teachers and class material is extraordinary. The teachers have a Medical Doctor's degree from a high standard university in another English speaking country. Some teachers have a RN/MSN degree from the USA or another English speaking country. The class materials consists of the latest books.


Pre-requisites for Certified Medication Aide Program:

  • Current certification in good standing as a nurse aide, homemaker home health aide or personal care assistant (having completed a Department - approved course)

  • Applicants are required to register at least 4 weeks before the start of each class since your name, non expired CNA or CHHA license number, and social security number (last 4 digits) need to be submitted 1 month before class starts to the NJ Dept of Health for approval of the class

  • Attendance at all classroom sessions is required for completion

Required Documents

Training applicants are required to provide the following documents at registration:

  • Identification: driver’s license or passport or Permanent Resident Alien Card

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D

  • Initial Payment: For registration and tuition fees we accept cash, personal checks or a major credit card.

  • Supporting documentation for applicants receiving financial aid or a student loan



Dover Campus

Tel. (973) 366-7171

8 South Morris Street, Suite 202

Dover, NJ 07801

Union Campus

Tel: (908) 851-2700

930 Stuyvesant Avenue, Suite 12
Union, NJ 07083



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