Certified Residential Medication Aide

A Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA):

  • Works with people who need medications including elders, adults with disabilities, persons with mental illness, persons with intellectual disabilities, etc. 
  • Works in a Level III or Level IV residential setting
  • Passes residents their medications

To become a CRMA the candidate must:

  • Complete a 24-hour CRMA training in order to work in Level III or Level IV residential settings served under the Office of Cognitive and Physical Disability Services
  • Complete a 35-45 hour CRMA training in order to work in all other Level III or Level IV residential settings

A person may not be hired as a CRMA if that person has ever been:

  • Convicted of a crime involving abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property in a health care setting
  • The subject of a complaint involving abuse or neglect  or misappropriation of property if the complaint was substantiated by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and entered on the CNA Registry
  • Convicted within the last 10 years for sexual misconduct, or abuse, neglect or exploitation in a setting other than a health care setting
  • Convicted within the last 10 years for a crime that was punishable by 3 or more years in prison

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