Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0090 - CMA Certification Eligibility

An applicant for CMA certification must submit a completed application. An individual may qualify for CMA certification in one of the following ways:

(1) Board-Approved Medication Aide Training Program:
(a) Hold a current unencumbered Oregon CNA certification. An applicant with an encumbered CNA certification will be considered on a case by case basis; and
(b) Complete a Board-approved medication aide training program; and
(c) Pass the Board-approved medication aide examination within one year of the date of completion of the medication aide training program.
(2) Student Nurse:
(a) Obtain CNA 1 certification according to these rules; and
(b) Provide proof of current enrollment and successful completion of one year of a two-year nursing education program, or two years of a four-year nursing education program. Documents accepted as proof of enrollment and coursework completion are listed below and should be sent directly to the Board by the issuing institution:
(A) An official transcript; or
(B) Documentation of program enrollment from the director or dean on official school letterhead; and
(c) Pass the Board-approved medication aide examination within one year of application.
(3) Graduate of a Medication Aide Training Program in Another State:
(a) Obtain Oregon CNA 1 certification; and
(b) Submit evidence of successful completion of a medication aide training program equal in content to the Board-approved medication aide curriculum; and
(c) Document at least 832 hours of paid employment performing CNA 1 authorized duties since completion of nursing assistant training and within the last two years preceding application; and
(d) Pass the Board-approved medication aide examination within one year of application.
(4) Military Corpsman or Medic Training and Experience:
(a) Obtain Oregon CNA 1 certification according to these rules; and
(b) Submit a Joint Services transcript with evidence of training that is equal in content to the Board-approved medication aide curriculum; and
(c) Verify at least 832 hours of paid employment performing CNA 1 authorized duties in the two years prior to application; and
(d) Pass the Board-approved medication aide examination within one year of application.
(5) RN or LPN Licensure:
(a) Obtain Oregon CNA 1 certification; and
(b) If licensed in another U.S. state or jurisdiction, arrange for primary source verification of unencumbered RN or LPN license to be sent directly to the Board by the regulating agency.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0090
BN 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-99; BN 2-2004, f. 1-29-04, cert. ef. 2-12-04; BN 1-2012, f. 2-24-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12; BN 5-2019, amend filed 07/03/2019, effective 8/1/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.440 & ORS 678.442

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.442

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