Medication administration/QMAP


Paper certificates are not provided. Online verification is the only official means of verifying a QMAP status.


You will need to contact an instructor for their class schedule, fees, and location.

How to become an Approved Training Entity - video 


Apply to become an approved training entity 

ATE Starter Kit Materials

Chapter 24 QMAP regulations

Revised Chapter 24 QMAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

"Qualified instructor" means a nurse, pharmacist, physician, or physician assistant with an active, unrestricted Colorado license.

Training needs to comply with the regulations and is provided by agencies, associations, facilities, individuals, institutions or organizations have been reviewed and approved by the department.

Administer medications according to written physician's orders.

Maintain proper documentation of the administration of both prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Use proper techniques when administering medications by various routes.

Safely and accurately fill and administer medications to and from medication reminder boxes with oversight from a licensed person or qualified manager.

Administer medications only in authorized settings:

  • Assisted living residences
  • Adult foster care facilities
  • Alternative care facilities
  • Residential child care facilities
  • Secure residential treatment centers
  • State certified adult day programs
  • Program approved service agencies (PASA) serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Certified or licensed

Trained or authorized to make any type of judgment, assessment, or evaluation of a client.

For more information, email cdphe_hfemsd_qmap@state.co.us

Qualified medication administration personnel (QMAP) classes teach unlicensed staff members to safely administer medications in certain settings where it's authorized by law.

Administration of Medication training is specifically developed for youth Services communities (e.g., less than 24-hour childcare, licensed day care, foster care, and youth camps).

This training can be found at the Office of Early Childhood's training website in the "Required Pre-Service and Orientation Courses."

Qualified medication administration curriculum is specifically developed for the administration of medications in correctional facilities (Youth Corrections).

The program requires registration through Youth Corrections.