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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

 
 
 
UMA Registration Procedures
 
 
 
 
RNs and LPNs may only delegate medication administration to Medication Aides listed on the Board's UMA Registry. Once registered, a UMA may only administer medications under the delegated authority and supervision of a licensed nurse pursuant to ARSD 20:48:04.01.      

 

Initial Applicant Registration

  • Must have completed a high school education or GED

  • Must have completed a Board approved 20-hour Medication Administration Training Program

  • Submit online application; allow 5-7 business days for processing. Applicants are required to identify the name of a Board approved test Proctor on the application
    • Find Procotor information here
    • Check your application status here
  • RN instructor must submit the RN Attestation Form

  • Pass the Board's online UMA exam.  Find exam information here

  • After taking the exam an applicant will receive immediate notification of pass/fail 

    • After passing the exam an applicant will be added to the Board's UMA registry. Registration is valid for 2 years

    • After failing the exam an applicant should review learning materials with RN instructor, then submit the Re-take Exam Application.
      • RN does not need to resubmit the RN Attestation Form
      • Upon failing a second time the applicant is required to repeat the 20-hour course
  • Step-by-step Instructions on the application and registration process: click here        
  • Nursing students & RNs or LPNs who do not Hold Active Licensure

    • May apply to waive the 16-hour classroom portion of MATP
    • Students must have completed a pharmacology course and fundamentals in nursing that included theory, lab, and clinical content in medication administration
    • All applicants must complete the 4-hour clinical/lab training with RN instructor and competency skills checklist
    • Submit UMA Waiver Application to Board office
    • Pass the Board's UMA exam. See instructions above for New Applicant Registration
  • Medication Aide Endorsement from Another State
    • May apply to waive the 16-hour classroom portion of MATP
    • Must have completed a high school education or GED
    • Must have completed equivalent training of at least 20-hours in length and be currently registered as a medication aide in another state
    • Must complete the 4-hour clinical/lab training with RN instructor and competency skills checklist
    • Submit the UMA Endorsement Application to the Board office
    • Pass the Board's UMA exam.  See instructions above for New Applicant Registration

 

Verification of Registration Click here.  Registration cards may be printed from this site

 

Questions: contact Ashley Vis

 

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