LAI Medication Manager Certification Course 

LeadingAge Iowa’s Medication Manager Certification Course meets the Department of Inspections, Appeals, & Licensing (DIAL) requirements for medication administration in assisted living, adult day and elder group homes, which were effective March 1, 2021.  Registrants will experience a research-based course with video demonstrations, interactive activities, and quizzes to ensure comprehension.  The online, on-demand course has been designed to be mobile and tablet friendly, allowing registrants to take the course from any location with internet access.   

Pursuant to Iowa Administrative Code 481--67.5(2)(f), any non-licensed individual administering medications in an assisted living program, adult day services, or elder group home must have at a minimum successfully completed a medication manager certification course.  All unlicensed staff who administer medications must complete the course and clinical practicum prior to passing medications. 

Program Highlights:   

  • On-Demand, online training and final exam.  (Approximately 12 hours) 
  • Clinical practicum curriculum with guided instructions for onsite training by the program’s registered nurse. (Approximately 4 hours) 
  • A portable medication manager certificate. (Valid in Iowa) 

Course Fee:

$145 per registrant 


  • Certified Medication Managers must be 18 years of age. 
  • The program’s registered nurse must attest to the student’s completion of the clinical practicum and assessment of skills.  
  • Course registrants must complete each module before moving forward and must successfully pass the written exam and the clinical practicum before receiving certification.
  • Course registrants must be competent in obtaining vital signs.

LeadingAge Iowa Medication Manager UPDATED Purchase Instructions

The Medication Manager Certification is now available for direct purchase through the LeadingAge Iowa storefront.  Course purchases will automatically create user accounts and assign the course immediately after purchase.  Users will receive an email with username and login instructions.  Purchase instructions can be found below.

Current CE Solutions Customers:  If you would like the completion moved to the user’s CE Solutions account, please contact your CSR after the course is completed.

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