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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, be employed at a Nursing Facility, and provide verification of 1000 hours worked as a CNA in the past 24 months. 

Course Schedule:

Classes are held online one day per week either on a Tuesday or Thursday for a minimum of 8 weeks. See detailed schedules below for class times. All classes will be held online with the exception of weeks 6 and 8. 

Upcoming Classes: ​​​​​

  • March 14th, 2023 - May 2nd, 2023
    Tuesdays from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm​​

  • April 13th, 2023 - June 1st, 2023
    Thursdays from 8:00 am - 4:30 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 monitored by our program director or an appointed representative to verify student progress and clinical hour verification.



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


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



  • 1000 hours of documented current CNA work experience in the past 24 months verified through your previous employers if needed

  • 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

  • Access to a laptop or desktop is required. Printer access is NOT required. 


Please click on the forms below to download, complete and return them to RESQ by one of the following methods:

Email to, or

bring to your scheduled orientation at the main RESQ office at 5142 Madison Ave, Suite 4, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Download QMA Work Release

Download QMA TB Physical Release

Download QMA Practicum Agreement

CNA 1000 Hours Verification

QMA 40 Hour Practicum Agreement Between Facility and RESQ

QMA Payment Agreement


All-inclusive tuition includes:

  • All-Inclusive tuition

  • Updated nursing drug book

  • State testing fee


 Tuition is $1,075. A $500 deposit (plus a 3% credit card fee) 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


Refund Policy:

  • The registration fee of $500 is non-refundable once the chosen class has started.

  •  A $50 administration fee will be charged for all program refunds before the class date and no orientation is attended.

  •  A $100 administrative fee will be charged if the student attends orientation, then requests a refund. 

* All requests must be made in writing (e.g. via email). The student has 60 days from the class start date to request a refund.  



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, email 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.



  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Name changes require the submission of a written request that include the following:

    • Official name change document such as a court order, marriage certificate, or divorce decree.  Social security cards are not acceptable;

    • Nurse aide, home health aide, and/or qualified medication aide certification number; and

    • Current telephone number, email address, and home address

    • Send information:

      • Fax: (317) 233-7750; 

      • Email:; or

      • Postal: Indiana State Department of Health
        2 N. Meridian St., 4B
        Indianapolis, IN  46204


"RESQ made it easy to advance my career while I managed my work schedule."


Register online to get started or contact us for more information. 

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