Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) 5-Day Hybrid Course

$325, 5-day course, Days 1-4 via Zoom from 8:30am-3:00pm; Day 5 in-person from 8:30 – 4:00pm.

$425 for 5-day course and another additional day scheduled separately for an approximately 1.5 hour supervised medication pass

This course teaches the skills needed for safe medication administration and covers State of Maine regulations, common medications and side effects, and basic anatomy and physiology. Participants may choose to add supervised Medication Administration provided by an RN and needed to obtain the certification.

Locations: The 5-Day CRMA Hybrid course includes four instructor-led, remote days and one in-person day. After payment is received in full, you will receive an email with information about accessing the class, including a link to the remote class.

Course Requirements

  • To successfully complete the Five Day CRMA Course, students must attend all scheduled classes on time and complete all course requirements. Students who fail quizzes taken on days 2-4 have one opportunity to successfully retake a quiz. A second chance at the Unit 3 quiz and final exam is not allowed, which are both taken on the last day of class. Students who fail the Unit 3 quiz or final exam for the Five Day CRMA Course must retake the entire course.
  • The course includes a packet of printed materials including a CRMA Manual, a class syllabus, study guide and other required information. If you’d like to pick up packets for this class at one of our training locations, please contact the Training Coordinator at swyman@newcomms.org.
  • There is a $10/packet postage charge for any packets that must be mailed. If you require a mailed packet, please check your registration confirmation email for a link to order the packet. You may also download the materials and print them yourself through a link included on the registration confirmation email.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Please notify the training department in advance if a student has any special needs.

Important Information about Hybrid Learning

  1. Students cannot take the class from home.
  2. Students may access the class in a group or individually from an agency location.
  3. Phones are not permitted to be viewed or accessible by the student during quizzes. Instructors will not permit students to take a quiz if a phone is nearby.
  4. Students must be visible during the entire course and during a quiz students must be unmuted.
  5. Quizzes on days 2-4 are remote and accessed through a password protected web page. Each student must have an individual tablet, PC, or laptop to access these quizzes (no phones).
  6. Students will have up to 45 minutes to complete the quizzes.
  7. The role of the proctor:
    • On days 2-4, a proctor must be in the room for the start of the class to monitor students taking the quiz, which generally lasts 30-45 minutes. The proctor may not be a workplace peer or subordinate to the student(s) and may not assist the student(s) with the quiz questions.
    • The responsibility of the proctor is to ensure that quiz taking is fair for all students, and includes:
      • Confirm they are in attendance for the quiz with the instructor and stay in the room for the entire quiz.
      • Monitor the student(s) to ensure there are no devices being used for the quiz, other than the laptop/tablet for taking the quiz.
      • Ensure the student(s) is not using other aids for the class (i.e., notes, additional windows open on the device, etc.)
      • Ensure the student(s) is not talking during the quiz.
  8. Students not employed by an agency or employees of an agency that cannot meet these requirements may attend the class at a New Communities training location where web cams have been installed to monitor students during quizzes. When you register for a class, please select the location where you can attend the class.
  9. If a student needs a special accommodation, please let us know in advance so we may run the request by the Division of Licensing prior to the class.


Come prepared with a notepad, pen/pencil, and a course book if one has been provided. For CRMA Recertification, a copy of your current CRMA certificate is required. Many classes require hands-on skills demonstrations and require appropriate attire, including closed-toe shoes, pants (not skirts or shorts), tops appropriate for kneeling and bending over.

Late or Unable to Attend

  • All courses are scheduled to start at the times indicated on the confirmation email. If a student is going to be late or is unable to attend the training, please notify us before class begins. To receive a refund, you must provide notice of cancellation at least two days prior to the start of the course. Any missed days will be rescheduled at a later date and a pro-rated class fee based on the number of days missed will be charged.
  • Instructors are unable to stay after class to assist students with class materials missed due to tardiness. If a student misses an hour or more of course time due to tardiness, they will fail the course. We are unable to refund the course fee if a student fails or does not attend.

Early Release

There may be times due to class size, student participation, and training requirements when students may be released earlier than indicated on the confirmation email. It is the responsibility of the student to notify their employer of any changes to the class schedule.

Storm Cancellations

Weather related cancellations are posted on our website at www.newcommunitiesinc.org. A recorded message announcing weather related cancellations is also available the day of class after 6:15 a.m. by calling 207-591-0751.

Other Cancellations

In the rare event that a course is cancelled not due to weather, the student will receive a phone call at the number provided during course registration informing them of the cancellation. Please be sure to leave an appropriate contact number during course registration.

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Questions? Contact us at training@newcomms.org.

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