What does QMAP stand for and what is it?
QMAP stands for Qualified Medication Administration Person. It indicates that an unlicensed individual has completed a course and passed a test that meets the CDPHE and HCPF standards for Colorado to administer medications in the following settings: Assisted Living, Residential Care, Day Program, Host Home, Respite, and Group Home (HCPF-DD programs). For a complete list of Approved Facilities click here. CDPHE Chapter 24 Rule
I'm a CNA - Can I be a QMAP?
Yes, you can. However, when you are a CNA AND working as a CNA, you are operating as a licensed individual under the Nurse Aide Scope of Practice. When you are hired to work as a CNA, you may only give medications identified in your scope of practice such as pre-packaged medications and select bowel treatments. Your scope may be expanded if you have been delegated specific client tasks by your supervising Registered Nurse or you elect to become a Medication Aide with additional training. This type of medication administration is under your CNA license, not your QMAP qualification when you are working in a skilled care facility or agency.
If you are a QMAP, you may only operate as a QMAP giving medications if you are NOT providing skilled care as a CNA and only in a community setting (See CDPHE Chapter 24 for community setting definitions). QMAP is a qualification for unlicensed persons. Make sure you are clear on your role at work and that you are working within your scope of practice to protect yourself, your license, and your clients.
Do I need to renew my QMAP?
Effective July 1, 2017, all QMAPs will be registered to the CDPHE database and will not require renewal. If you took & passed a QMAP course in the last 5 years (before July 1, 2017), you may still be listed in the CDPHE database and do not need to re-test. If you aren't sure, check the CDPHE database for your name here https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/medication-administrationqmap
If it's been a while since your QMAP course, consider our Refresher Course. Your employer may require continued training and on-the-job skills checks - ask about their continuing education policy.
How do I register?
We offer engaging hybrid online/in-person classes that meet the CDPHE standards for competencies. You can register online by clicking any of the "Class & Registration" Buttons on our site. Register and pay online to guarantee your spot. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation and course material will arrive on posted dates for online course access and study materials.
What is the cancellation, refund, and re-test policy?
No Refunds or Rescheduling Offered; please see specific policies below:
In the interest of community health, our Instructors reserve the right to send students in attendance home for suspected illness.
Where do I get my study guide?
Your Study Guide Material will arrive by email. Make sure you provide an accurate email address when you register and check often for updates to class information, reminders, and day of testing instructions.Our instructor staff is available by phone, text, or email if you have problems with your online course access, material, or study guide.
When do I get my certificate?
Students must complete a QMAP training & pass the hands-on practicum and written test. Results are determined same-day. We submit passing students' information to the Colorado State Health Department (CDPHE) within 2 business days of class completion. Students are considered an active QMAP only when their data appears on the CDPHE Official Verification Site. Certificate of Completion is issued by email once CDPHE has indicated that the upload of student information to the database is complete. QMAPs may only begin On The Job Training at work when their data appears on the CDPHE site. Average post-class process 4-5 business days but may take up to 10 business days.
What areas do you serve?
LifeLearnU has a goal of serving students and caregivers across the state. We serve Colorado Springs, Denver and Denver Metro Areas, Pueblo, Grand Junction, Eastern Colorado, Southwest Colorado, and the Front Range. To Request a Class in your area, contact us by clicking here. We offer in-class QMAP instruction, On-site QMAP Refresher Courses, and Customized Caregiver & Administrator/Manger education trainings.
If you are a LPN, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, or Pharmacist and would like to know more about becoming part of our instructor team, click here.