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Maryland Board of Nursing 
Patricia A. Noble, MSN, RN, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

MEDICATION TECHNICIAN RENEWAL PROCESS
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


The medication technician certification renewal is issued for a two year period after the first renewal. The expiration date is based on birth month. The certification will expire on the 28th day of the individual’s birth month. An individual born on an even year will renew in an even year. An individual who was born on an odd year will renew in odd year.

The renewal process for the Medication Technician Certification is composed of two steps. 

  1. The first step requires that the medication technician (formerly known as a medication assistant) 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 RN, CM/DN must submit the Clinical Update on line no more than ninety days 
    prior to the expiration of the MT certificate. The Board will not accept Clinical Updates 
    submitted after the expiration of the 30 day grace period. 
  2.  The second step in the renewal process requires the medication technician to complete 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. The online renewal is available for no more than 90 days prior to the expiration of the certificate and it is also available during the 30 day grace period. Both renewal forms (paper and online) require the supervising RN’s approval. It is the responsibility of the mediation technician to assure that the Board has a current valid mailing address.

The Board will electronically match the Clinical Update verification and the medication technician renewal. The updated medication technician status will be posted on the Board’s
web page under – “Look up a License”. 

Please note, if you are the RN attempting to provide the Clinical Update information, a valid email address is required. If you do not have an email address, you can always open an email account from an available email service. Most of these services are free to the general public. You will be required to provide your nursing license, your last name and social security number when logging into the system. Your information will be presented for verification. You must make the necessary changes. You must click next or continue in order for the changes to take effect.


Last update: July 24, 2008
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