352-358 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 Office: 718.398.2050

Medication Administration Training (MAT)


OCFS: 4, 5 | CBK: 5, 7 | CDA: 1, 2 | QS: 3, 4

Keeping children safe and healthy while in childcare settings is the goal of childcare providers. However, despite the best care practices, it is inevitable that children will get sick. Becoming approved to administer medication will help you to be prepared to help a child when an illness strikes.

The MAT course is a skill-based training to help you administer medication safely in your program. The course includes 8-hours of instructions, video training and hands-on demonstrations. The training provides:

    • An overview of medication effects
    • Ways to give both over-the-counter and prescription medication
    • The handling, storage and disposal of medication
    • Permission and instruction requirement
    • Preparation & administration techniques
    • Asthma, emergency care, special situations and more

The MAT training certificate is valid for 3 years from date of course completion. After 3 years, you can take an online renewal test to extend your certificate for another 3-year period.

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DATES: Saturdays

Must register online to receive certificate (see page 6 for instructions). Your registration is not complete with CDSC until FULL PAYMENT has been received before the training start date.

The MAT Rebate Program has funding available to help you with the cost of the course. Currently if you apply for the rebate after you successfully complete the course, you can obtain up to $100 reimbursement. Visit the Professional Development Program website at or call 800-295-9616 for a rebate
application. If you use a Health Care Consultancy grant for MAT, you are not eligible to receive the MAT rebate.

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September 8, 2018, October 20, 2018, November 17, 2018, December 15, 2018