Conferences & Institutes

Qualified Medication Aide Program Director Training


We do not currently have any upcomign QMA Program Director training sessions scheduled.

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During the Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) Program Director Education course, you will review program operational standards to be used in the development and presentation of an educational program for QMAs. You will learn adult learning concepts, teaching strategies, and assessment of learning as applied to the standards.

Be sure to check the eligibility information below!

Registration for the program is limited. Advance registration is required. A minimum of 10 participants is required for the course to be held.  This course includes one day face to face workshop on the IUPUI campus, as well as an online activity that is due approximately 10 days after the in person workshop. 

The goals of the training are to:

  • Use knowledge of the operational standards to develop, present, and evaluate a QMA education program
  • Apply adult learning principles
  • Identify tools and techniques to be used to assess learning



  • When

    There are no sessions currently scheduled. Please sign up for the mailing list here. 

    Start time: TBD

    In person or virtual workshop length: Approximately 3 hours

    Required online assignment is completed within 2 weeks of the workshop. 


  • Eligibility
    • Registered nurse (RN) currently licensed and practicing in the state of Indiana
    • Have a minimum of two years of licensed nurse experience including at least one year in the provision of long-term care facility services
    • Documented proof of completion of an ISDH-approved training course (the QMA Program Director Training meets this requirement)
    • Letter of approval from the ISDH prior to beginning the QMA program (after attending the QMA Program Director Training, you'll apply to ISDH and receive the letter of approval)
    • If you have questions about the qualifications required to develop and teach the QMA education program or for a complete list of minimum qualifications, contact the ISDH at 317-233-7445.  More information about QMA programs can be found at
  • Where

    The in person session will be held online via Zoom. Prior to registering, please be sure that you are able to access and hear audio via Zoom by following the instructions at the test meeting site:

    Other notes about online July 14 session:

    • You must log in and be present for the entire session to receive credit for attending.
    • We cannot provide any technical assistance to individuals having connection, audio, or other problems during this workshop.
    • All participants' video & audio will be muted, but Q&A will be available via a typed question submission process.
    • If there are problems immediately prior to or during the session, we will communicate with you using the email that is on record for registration, so please be sure you use an email that you can access at that time if needed 
  • Fees

    $299- full course fee

    $199- fee for those who are pre-approved as exempt from the online requirement for this course. Exemption is based upon taking the nurse aide instructor course with online adult learning modules through the IU School of Nursing since 2013. Those seeking exemption and discounted rate must email with their name and the month & year they completed the nurse aide instructor course at the IU School of Nursing to receive instructions about receiving the discount.  Refunds will not be provided if the request is not submitted prior to registration. 

    Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration must be received before placement in the class can be guaranteed. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at or by phone at (812) 855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Agenda

    Below is a sample past agenda. 2020 agenda will be determined when dates are scheduled.

    Both parts 1 (in-person) and 2 (online) are required for successful completion of the QMA Instructor Training. 

    Part 1 - In-person Training from the Indiana State Department of Health

    9:00am ET: Check In/Registration

    9:30 am ET
    Welcome and Overview, Canvas/Online Assignment Orientation

    9:45-12:30 (approximately)

    • Operational Standards Using State and Federal Regulations
    • Operational Standards: Testing
    • Classroom and Clinical Evaluation
    • Summary and Questions

    Part 2 -  Online Adult Learning Course

    Beginning the day of the in-person session you will participate in an online adult learning concepts course. You will have until July 24, 12 noon ET to submit the assignment, and subsequently complete the course evaluation within 30 days of completion. There are no transfers and no late submissions accepted, without exception. 

  • Faculty

    Faculty are from the Indiana State Department of Health, Ivy Tech Community College, and the Indiana University School of Nursing.

    Agenda, speakers, and topics subject to change without notice.

  • Contact Hours

    Contact hours: To be determined based upon workshop length.

    Attendance at the entire session and successful completion of the online course is required and completion of the program evaluation to receive contact hours.

  • Registration Information

     No registration is available at this time.