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Jenny Albertson, NHA

Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs

FREE QMAP Training for Assisted Living


Post provided by CDPHE

In an effort to help residential care facilities with staffing shortages, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Residential Care Strike Team partnered with a qualified trainer to provide the Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP) training course to eligible staff working in facilities. There is no cost to the facility or the student, and the course is hosted virtually and accessible to students statewide.

Eligible staff must be aged 18 years or older and can include, but are not limited to: Personal caregivers, Activities staff, Dietary staff, Housekeeping staff, and Administrative staff.

The course consists of:

  • Mandatory pre-course work: Three – four hours (self-paced).
  • QMAP Course: Six – eight hours (self-paced).
  • Written and practical test: Four hours (virtual and instructor-led).

Course enrollment is approved on a first come, first served basis and is limited to five students per facility. To register, students must fill out the QMAP Training Sign-Up Form.  In order to qualify for the free course, all students must complete the course and take the test prior to September 28, 2022

Additional information pertaining to Qualified Medication Administration Personnel can be found at Email general questions to  For specific questions or assistance signing up for the course, email