Conferences & Institutes

Qualified Medication Aide Program Director Training

2022 Registration not currently open. Please check back to this site for updates.

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 in person session via Zoom, 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


All Registrants:  Please note that your registration confirmation email contains important instructions regarding setting up your guest account for access to the Canvas learning management system. Please complete this process as soon as possible to avoid delay in accessing the course.  Registrants will receive handouts and workshop details several days prior to the workshop date, and will be added to the Canvas course site the day prior to the workshop. 


  • When

    Required online assignment is completed within 2 weeks of the workshop for those not exempt due to previous completion of the nurse aide instructor course since 2013.

     April 20, 2022: Combined Nurse Aide Instructor/Director  and QMA Program Director Training*

    August 2, 2022: QMA Program Director Training*

  • 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:

    Required online assignment will be completed in Canvas, IU's learning management system, following the in person Zoom session. Registrants will receive further information about Canvas access. 

    Other notes about Zoom 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

    $399* full course fee for April combined Nurse Aide Instructor/Director and QMA Director program

    $299- full course fee for August QMA Program Director Trainng

    *2022 discounted fees TBD- 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.  Approved exemptions will not need to attend the morning session in Zoom for the April combined activity or complete the online activity in Canvas for either the April or August sessions.  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

    Estimated Agenda for combined NA/QMA workshop (subject to change)

    • Morning:  Log in 8:30-9:00; 9:00 am ET start time
    • CNA Standards & Testing
    • Lunch Break 12:00-12:30
    • Afternoon: 12:30 pm ET start time
    •  QMA Standards & Testing; Paper Processes for both programs

    Participants taking both morning and afternoon sessions will check in between 8:30 and 9:00 ET for 9:00 start time. 

    Participants exempt from the morning and taking just the QMA/afternoon session will sign in between 12:00 & 12:30 PM ET for 12:30 start time. 

    Estimated Agenda for QMA workshop only (August):


  • 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

    Registration is currently closed.

     ***PRIOR TO REGISTERING: Please review the exemption option for individuals who have completed the nurse aide instructor training at the IU School of Nursing since 2013, found in the "Fees" section.