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What is a QMA?

A Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) is a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) who has completed additional training, annual in-service training, and demonstrated competency while dispensing and passing medications and or applying/administering treatments under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. You must be a CNA in the state of Indiana, and have completed 1000 hours as a CNA in the past 24 months. 

Course Schedule:

Classes are held at our Indianapolis office location one day per week either on a Tuesday or Thursday for a minimum of 8 weeks. See detailed schedules below for class times.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Thursday, March 12, 2020 Class will meet  on Thursdays from 7 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Class will meet  on Tuesdays from 7 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020 Class will meet  on Thursdays from 7 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Class will meet  on Tuesdays from 7 AM - 3:30 PM

 Dress Code: You may wear any color scrubs.

40 hours of clinicals (practicum) will be completed at the student’s facility.  

Students will be accompanied by our program director or an appointed representative to verify student progress and clinical hour verification.


QMA Program Requirements


  • 1000 hours of documented current CNA work experience in 24 months
  • Active CNA certification in the state of Indiana 
  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • An official copy of GED/High School Diploma (must be stamped, signed, or marked official)
  • Currently employed at a healthcare facility
  • Read and write the English language
  • Proficient in basic math calculations
  • Copy of most recent TB within 1 year
  • Work Release form or copy of Physical within 1 year
  • Must be able to pass a background check with no felonies within the last five years
  • Employment at your clinical site and approval to complete Practicum Hours - This is MANDATORY and will prevent successful completion of the program
  • ALL required paperwork will need to be turned in by the first day of class



NOTICE: Orientation must be completed before you can attend class!

Once you register and pay the registration fee or a payment arrangement has been verified by your healthcare facility employer, contact us to schedule your orientation.

Please bring your valid driver’s license/state ID and social security card, and all other required forms to orientation.

You will receive your books and study materials, fill out paperwork, and take a basic reading comprehension and math exam during orientation. Then you will receive all of your study materials.

ISDH Approved


Approved by the Indiana State Department of Health

We are an ISDH-approved training facility, and our QMA program follows the ISDH curriculum and standards.

We are glad to report,  as of February 2019,  we have received a deficiency free survey from the ISDH!

Tuition & reimbursement



Tuition is $975 

All-inclusive tuition includes:

  • All study materials
  • Updated nursing drug book
  • State testing fee

A $300 deposit is required to reserve your seat in the class.

Payment Options

  • Cash or Money Order payable to RESQ Health and Safety Training
  • Check – $25 NSF fee for insufficient funds
  • Credit Card – Add a 3% convenience fee

Tuition Payment Plan Available

$300 down; remaining balance will be divided into equal payments. Tuition must be made in full prior to last week of class. Two or more delinquent payments may result in your expulsion. 

For more information please contact us. Please review our Refund Policy.

Required Forms

Please complete the following forms and return to them to RESQ by one of the following methods:

- Email to info@resqtraining.com

- Bring to your scheduled orientation at the main RESQ office at 5110 Commerce Square Drive in Indianapolis

personal information updates


  1. In order to alleviate concerns regarding annual inservice requests or other important information from the ISDH, it is vital that you keep your name and contact information current on the Nurse Aide Registry.
  2. Changes in home address, email and/or phone number need to be updated on the Nurse Aide Registry.  Updates are done on the MyLicense website that is available 24/7. 
  3. Name changes require the submission of a written request that include the following:
    1. Official name change document such as a court order, marriage certificate, or divorce decree.  Social security cards are not acceptable;
    2. Nurse aide, home health aide, and/or qualified medication aide certification number; and
    3. Current telephone number, email address, and home address
    4. Send information:
      • Fax: (317) 233-7750; 
      • Email: aides@isdh.in.gov; or
      • Postal: Indiana State Department of Health
        2 N. Meridian St., 4B
        Indianapolis, IN  46204