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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Joan Adam, 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: sduap@state.sd.us 

 

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