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Mary Kay Goetter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

Medication Technician Certification

The Certified Medication Technician, who is not required to be a Certified Nursing Assistant, performs the delegated nursing functions of medication administration in community based settings under the supervision of a registered nurse.  

Effective January 27, 2012:  Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number is mandatory in order to process your application.

Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland Board of Nursing without either a Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Tax ID Number WILL NOT be processed.  Applications without these numbers are incomplete.

The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
  • Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e(b))
  • Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., 10-119.3)
  • Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., 1-210)
Please understand that if the Board receives your application, but it is incomplete because there is NO Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number, your application WILL NOT be processed and WILL BE returned to you.

Verification of Medication Technician Certification

Medication Technician certification can be verified on-line. A medication technician can be verified using name or certification number. Mailing addresses and Social Security Numbers do not appear for security reasons. The information can be printed for facility files. The Board asks that the on-line verification be used as the primary source for verification of certification. The Board discontinued printing certification cards as of April 1, 2007.  Certification cards can be duplicated and there is a problem with imposters in the State. The on-line verification is secure and updated frequently Monday through Friday.

Initial Certification To Become A Medication Technician

Medication Technician Versus Certified Medicine Aide - What is the difference?

New Requirements for Medication Technicians (formerly known as Medication Assistants) 

How to become a Medication Technician

Instructor's Checklist for Initial Medication Technician Applicants

Instructor Request form for Initial Medication Technician Applications [PDF]


Renewal of Medication Technician Certification

NOTE: Medication Technicians will be able to renew on-line 60 days before and 30 days after the expiration date of their certification (the 28th day of the certificate holder's birth month). Information about the web site is included in the CMT's paper renewal application and through the links below.

General Instructions – Renewal of the Medication Technician Certificate 

General Instruction - Medication Technician Clinical Update 

Instructor's Checklist for Renewing Medication Technicians using the Mail-in Renewal Application

Instructor's Checklist for Renewing Medication Technicians using On-line Renewals  

Instructor Request form for Medication Technician Renewal Applications [PDF] 

Medication technicians who wish to request an application may send an e-mail to Jaray Jarvis ( Please include your full name, Medication Technician Certification Number, and current address in your request to avoid any delays. 


RN-CM/DN's Approved To Teach The 20-Hour Medication Technician Training Program

Required training for the Registered Nurse who will teach the Medication Technician in Assisted Living

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Last update: January 15, 2015
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