Medication Administration Training
What is Medication Administration Training (MAT)?
MAT teaches staff to safely administer medications in certain settings where it’s authorized by law. This is the required training for licensed child care programs in Colorado, including centers (less than 24-hour care), family child care homes, children’s resident camps, and school-aged child care centers. This training is also considered best practice for use in public, private, parochial, and charter schools in Colorado.
Two Ways to Take MAT
- Face-to-Face Option:
- Search for a scheduled training events on our calendar.
- Contact your child care health consultant, school/camp nurse to schedule this training.
- Hybrid Option:
- Staff working in a licensed child care program should contact their child care health consultant, school/camp nurse prior to completing Part 1 through the Professional Development Information System.
- School staff working in a non-licensed program should complete Part 1 through CO.Train.
Find a MAT Trainer
Child care facilities, including camps should utilize their child care health consultant, nurse, or pediatrician to provide MAT.
Become a MAT Trainer
To become a MAT Trainer, you must:
- Hold a current license as a Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Pediatrician in Colorado or a compact state.
- Join the CCHC Hub to become an approved trainer.
- Go to the Medication Administration Training section of the CCHC Hub and review the Facilitator video and become familiar with all training materials.
Qualified Medication Administration Person (QMAP)
A Qualified Medication Administration Person is at least 18 years of age, has a basic understanding of math and English, has passed an approved QMAP course and is in the State QMAP Registry. A QMAP is not a license or certification. They cannot perform injections or make assessments or judgements regarding a patient or client’s condition.
**QMAP and MAT are separate trainings and may not be used interchangeably.