Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0110 - Renewal of CMA Certification

Renewal of the CMA certificate is concurrent with the renewal of CNA 1 as described in these rules.

(1) Submit a fully completed application established by the Board before the expiration date of CMA certification; and
(2) Complete at least eight hours of continuing education related to curriculum from the Board-approved medication aide training program in the two years before date of CMA expiration.
(a) Acceptable methods of meeting the medication aide continuing education requirement:
(A) Facility-based classes dealing with the medications used at that facility;
(B) Medication classes taught by an RN or LPN, pharmacist or representative of a pharmaceutical company;
(C) Repeating classes offered for medication aide students;
(D) Video material when used as part of a presentation by an instructor;
(E) Infection control classes when the content is medication related;
(F) Non-injectable medication-related continuing education in recognized nursing journals;
(G) Individual tutoring sessions by an RN, LPN or pharmacist; or
(H) Interactive on-line education by an RN, LPN or pharmacist.
(b) Activities that are not acceptable to meet the continuing education requirement:
(A) TV programs;
(B) Reading articles in non-nursing magazines;
(C) CPR classes;
(D) Classes dealing with injectable medications or IV medications; or
(E) Job orientation.
(c) For a CMA who has been certified less than two years, the continuing education requirement will be prorated.
(3) Student Nurse: A nursing student may renew without documentation of paid employment by providing proof of current enrollment in an approved U.S. nursing education program. A CMA who is enrolled in a basic nursing education program has satisfied the requirements for medication-related continuing education. Documents accepted as proof of enrollment are listed below and should be sent directly to the Board by the issuing institution:
(a) An official transcript; or
(b) Verification of enrollment from the director or dean on official school letterhead.
(4) Paid Employment: Worked at least 400 hours in the last two years with active CMA certification, in a paid position doing CMA authorized duties with supervision by an RN or LPN or monitoring by an RN. A CMA who has been certified for less than two years or has successfully passed the Board-approved competency examination within the last two years is exempt from the 400 hour paid employment requirement.
(5) Active RN or LPN: A currently licensed RN or LPN may use their RN or LPN practice hours within the last two years as part or all of the required 400 hours of paid employment. If licensed in another U.S. state or jurisdiction, arrange for primary source verification of active unencumbered RN or LPN license to be sent directly to the Board.
(6) A CMA who cannot meet all the requirements for renewal may apply for reactivation.
(7) The Board may validate employment hours and continuing education through a random audit process.


Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0110
BN 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-99; BN 2-2004, f. 1-29-04, cert. ef. 2-12-04; BN 10-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-10; BN 10-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-10; 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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