Medication Administration Training Program

A Program of the Virginia Department of Education, administered by Medical Home Plus

About MAT

What is the MAT Program?

The MAT Program trains and certifies Virginia child day program providers and private school employees to safely give medications to children (ages infant through high school graduation) in their care.

The MAT Program DOES NOT certify providers who work in a residential care setting or who provide care for adults.

Medical Home Plus administers the MAT Program under contract with the Virginia Department of Education.

MAT Requirements

Who Must Have MAT Certification?

The Code of Virginia (Section 54.1-3408) states that providers or staff members who work in licensed or regulated child day programs and who administer prescription medication must satisfactorily complete the MAT course.

The regulations for licensed child day centers and family day homes contain a standard that goes beyond the requirements of the law and require medication administration training for anyone who administers prescription or non-prescription medication.

During 2013, the Code of Virginia was revised to include individuals who work in private schools accredited by the Virginia Council for Private Education to the list of individuals who must successfully complete the MAT course prior to administering prescription medication to children. Code of Virginia Section 54.1-3408 provides more information on this requirement.

MAT Courses

MAT Program Courses

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SKILLS COVERED/ROUTES KEY - * Topical, oral, inhaled, eye, ear and EpiPen medication, ** Liquid Benadryl, inhaler, EpiPen (these skills are also covered in the MAT, MAT IS and MAT First Renewal courses), *** Blood glucose and ketone testing, insulin dosing, insulin and glucagon administration

MAT PROGRAM COURSES -- 1 -- MAT Full Day Course -- 2 -- MAT IS Course -- 3 -- MAT First Renewal Course -- 4 -- AMAT Course (formerly EMAT) -- 5 -- MAT EpiPen Course --- 6 --- MAT Auvi-Q online course --- 7 --- MAT Adrenaclick online course --- 8 --- MAT Symjepi online course -- 9 -- MAT Diabetes Course -- 10 -- MAT Solu-Cortef Course -- 11 -- MAT Rectal Medications Course -- 12 -- MAT Epilepsy Course
Skills Covered * 6 routes * 6 routes * 6 routes ** 3 routes EpiPen Auvi-Q Adrenaclick, Amneal, Impax Symjepi *** Diabetes skills Solu-Cortef (Act-O-Vial) Rectal meds Epilepsy oral, rectal and VNS
MAT Course Prerequisite none none current or expired less than 90 days MAT Certificate none none current MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT/EMAT or EpiPen Certificate current MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT/EMAT or EpiPen Certificate current MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT/EMAT or EpiPen Certificate current MAT or MAT First Renewal Certificate none if uncertified (requires Part 1 and Part 2), MAT or MAT First Renewal Certificate holders need Part 2 only current MAT or MAT First Renewal Certificate none for Uncertified version, current MAT or MAT First Renewal Certificate for MAT Certified version
Requirements current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR current First Aid/CPR
CREDIT and Format 8 Hours Credit, all classroom 8 Hours Credit, Online Part 1 (4 hrs), Classroom Part 2 (4 hrs), often 1 hour shorter because self-paced 1 Hour Credit, Online Part 1 (30 mins), Classroom Part 2 (30 mins) 4.5 Hours Credit, Online Part 1 (2 hrs), Classroom Part 2 (2.5 hrs) 1 Hour Credit, all classroom Non-Credit Course which meets additional device-specific training requirement for Auvi-Q, Online (30 mins) Non-Credit Course which meets additional device-specific training requirement for Auvi-Q, Online (30 mins) Non-Credit Course which meets additional device-specific training requirement for Auvi-Q, Online (30 mins) 9.5 Hours Credit, Online Part 1 (3.5 hrs), Classroom Part 2 (6 hrs) 3.5 Hours Credit, Online Part 1, Classroom Part 2 1 Hour Credit, Online (45 mins) 3 Hours Credit (MAT Certified version), 5 Hours Credit (Uncertified version), both have Online Part 1 and Classroom Part 2
Hands On Practice Yes Yes NO Yes Yes NO NO NO Yes Yes NO Yes
Written Test In class In class Online NO NO Online Online Online In class NO Online In class
Skill Demo Test(s) In class In class In class In class In class NO NO NO In class In class NO In class
Certificate Earned MAT Certificate MAT Certificate MAT First Renewal Certificate AMAT Certificate MAT EpiPen Certificate MAT Auvi-Q completion certificate MAT Adrenaclick completion certificate MAT Symjepi completion certificate MAT Diabetes Certificate MAT Solu-Cortef Certificate MAT Rectal Completion Certificate MAT Epilepsy Certificate
Term 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
MAT PROGRAM COURSES (1)MAT Full Day Course (2)MAT IS Course (3)MAT First Renewal Course (4)AMAT Course (formerly EMAT) (5)MAT EpiPen Course (6)MAT Auvi-Q online course (7)MAT Adrenaclick online course (8)MAT Symjepi online course (9)MAT Diabetes Course (10)MAT Solu-Cortef Course (11)MAT Rectal Medications Course (12)MAT Epilepsy Course

About Online Certificates

As of 7/1/21, the MAT Program is managed by Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), not Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). MAT Program online certificates will be updated to reflect this change at our next scheduled code update.

How to Register

How to Register for MAT Training

1) Complete any prerequisite MAT courses that are required for the course you wish to take

2) For Online Courses: MAT IS, MAT First Renewal, AMAT and MAT Diabetes have an online Part 1 and a classroom Part 2. MAT Auvi-Q and MAT Rectal are completely online.

All the online MAT courses are found on the MAT Online Learning Center. To find the Online Learning Center link, click the How to Register button.

To instantly enroll in any MAT online course, go to the Online Learning Center, log in if you already have an account or create an account and then log in, then scroll down to the course you need and click the name of the course to enroll yourself in it.

3) For Classroom Training: Register with an approved MAT Trainer for the full-day MAT course, Part 2 of MAT IS, MAT First Renewal, AMAT, MAT Diabetes or MAT Epilepsy classes, or the EpiPen Only course.

MAT Full Day Course

Skills Covered: Oral liquids and tablets, inhaler and nebulizer, ear and eye medications, topical medications and EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector.

Hours Credit: 8 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Classroom (8 hours)

Certificate Earned: MAT Certificate (term - 3 years)

Prerequisites: none

Requirements: current First Aid/CPR

MAT Independent Study (IS) Course

Skills Covered: Oral liquids and tablets, inhaler and nebulizer, ear and eye medications, topical medications and EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector.

Hours Credit: 8 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1 (4 hours), Classroom Part 2 (4 hours), often 1 hour shorter because self-paced. Successfully completing the MAT IS Part 1 online course enables you to print your MAT IS Part 1 Completion Certificate, which is required for admission to the MAT IS Part 2 classroom course. The Part 1 Completion Certificate is valid for 6 months.

Certificate Earned: MAT Certificate (term- 3 years)

Prerequisites: none

Requirements: current First Aid/CPR

MAT First Renewal Course

The name of this course has been changed from MAT Renewal to MAT First Renewal as of 9/30/19. Certificates from the MAT Renewal course remain valid until their expiration date.

WARNING: This course is designed for experienced providers who give medications regularly using the MAT method. There is NO content review or practice in this course, just an online test and classroom skill demonstrations.

Prerequisites: Current or recently expired (within 90 days) MAT Certificate. A MAT Renewal/MAT First Renewal certificate CANNOT be used to meet this requirement, because the MAT First Renewal course can only taken for the FIRST renewal of a MAT Certificate.

Skills Covered: Oral liquids and tablets, inhaler and nebulizer, ear and eye medications, topical medications and EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector.

Hours Credit: 1 HOUR CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1 (30 minutes, written test only), Classroom Part 2 (30 minutes per participant, skill demonstrations only). Successfully completing the MAT First Renewal Part 1 online course enables you to print your MAT First Renewal Part 1 Completion Certificate, which is required for admission to the MAT First Renewal Part 2 classroom course. The Part 1 Completion Certificate is valid for 6 months.

Certificate Earned: MAT First Renewal Certificate (term - 3 years)

Requirements: current First Aid/CPR

AMAT Course (formerly EMAT)

The name of this course was changed from EMAT to AMAT on 9/30/19. Certificates from the EMAT course remain valid until their expiration date.

Skills Covered: The AMAT (Allergy and Anaphylaxis Medication Administration Training) course covers skills that can help you prevent asthma and allergy emergencies. This course covers ONLY administering liquid Benadryl, metered-dose inhalers, and the EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector. These skills are ALSO COVERED in the MAT, MAT IS and MAT First Renewal courses.

Hours Credit: 4.5 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1 (2 hours), Classroom Part 2 (2.5 hours). Successfully completing the AMAT Part 1 online course enables you to print your AMAT Part 1 Completion Certificate, which is required for admission to the AMAT Part 2 classroom course. The Part 1 Completion Certificate is valid for 6 months.

Prerequisites: none

Certificate Earned:AMAT Certificate (term - 3 years)

Requirements: current First Aid/CPR

MAT EpiPen Course

Skills Covered:Administering the EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector.This skill is ALSO COVERED in the MAT, MAT IS, MAT First Renewal, and AMAT courses.

Hours Credit: 1 HOUR CREDIT

Format: Classroom (1 hour)

Prerequisites: none

Certificate Earned: MAT EpiPen Certificate (term - 3 years)

Requirements: current First Aid/CPR

MAT Auvi-Q Course

Skills Covered: Administration of the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector. This course is for providers who who hold a current MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT or EpiPen Certificate). Providers holding any of these certificates are authorized to administer other preloaded epinephrine injectors AFTER receiving additional training in use of the specific preloaded injector they will use. This course may be used to meet this additional training requirement for the Auvi-Q device.

Hours Credit: Non-credit course, meets additional device-specific training requirement

Format: Online (30 minutes)

Prerequisites: MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT or MAT EpiPen certification

Certificate Earned:MAT Auvi-Q Course Completion Certificate (term - 3 years)

MAT Adrenaclick Course

Skills Covered: Administration of the Adrenaclick epinephrine auto-injector. This course is for providers who who hold a current MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT or EpiPen Certificate). Providers holding any of these certificates are authorized to administer other preloaded epinephrine injectors AFTER receiving additional training in use of the specific preloaded injector they will use. This course may be used to meet this additional training requirement for the Adrenaclick device.

Hours Credit: Non-credit course, meets additional device-specific training requirement

Format: Online (30 minutes)

Prerequisites: MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT or MAT EpiPen certification

Certificate Earned:MAT Adrenaclick Course Completion Certificate (term - 3 years)

MAT Symjepi Course

Skills Covered: Administration of the Symjepi preloaded epinephrine injector. This course is for providers who who hold a current MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT or EpiPen Certificate). Providers holding any of these certificates are authorized to administer other preloaded epinephrine injectors AFTER receiving additional training in use of the specific preloaded injector they will use. This course may be used to meet this additional training requirement for the Symjepi device.

Hours Credit: Non-credit course, meets additional device-specific training requirement

Format: Online (30 minutes)

Prerequisites: MAT, MAT First Renewal, AMAT or MAT EpiPen certification

Certificate Earned:MAT Symjepi Course Completion Certificate (term - 3 years)

MAT Diabetes Course

WARNING: ONLY providers who hold a current MAT Certificate or MAT Renewal/First Renewal Certificate are eligible to take the MAT Diabetes Part 2 class that completes this course. You MUST bring your qualifying MAT Certificate or MAT Renewal/First Renewal Certificate to the MAT Diabetes Part 2 class to be admitted.

Prerequisites: Current MAT or MAT Renewal/First Renewal certification

Skills Covered: Administering blood glucose and urine ketone tests, calculating insulin doses, giving insulin by syringe and pen injector, and giving glucagon.

Hours Credit: 9.5 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1 (3.5 hours), Classroom Part 2 (6 hours). Successfully completing the MAT Diabetes Part 1 online course enables you to print your MAT Diabetes Part 1 Completion Certificate, which is required for admission to the MAT Diabetes Part 2 classroom course. The Part 1 Completion Certificate is valid for 6 months.

Certificate Earned: MAT Diabetes Certificate (term - 3 years)

Requirements: current First Aid/CPR

NEW MAT Solu-Cortef Course

Skills Covered: Administration of the Solu-Cortef (Act-O-Vial packaging only) adrenal crisis rescue medication by injection. This course is available in two formats:

Providers without current MAT Certification can earn Solu-Cortef certification by successfully completing the online Solu-Cortef Part 1 course AND he classroom Solu-Cortef Part 2 course.

MAT Certified providers need only take and pass the classroom Solu-Cortef Part 2 course to earn Solu-Cortef certification.

Hours Credit: 3.5 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1, Classroom Part 2

Certificate Earned: MAT Solu-Cortef Certificate (term - 3 years)

Prerequisites: No MAT course prerequisites for providers taking BOTH Part 1 AND Part 2

MAT Epilepsy for Certified Providers

WARNING: You are NOT AUTHORIZED to give medications to children using the skills covered in this course unless you hold a current MAT Epilepsy Certificate AND a current MAT Certificate or MAT Renewal/First Renewal Certificate.

Skills Covered: Epilepsy management, administration of oral, rectal and vagus nerve stimulation epilepsy treatments

*** NEW CONTENT on Seizure Rescue Nasal Spray is now included in Module D of the Epilepsy Part 1 online course ***

Hours Credit: 3 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1, Classroom Part 2

Certificate Earned: MAT Epilepsy Certificate

Prerequisites: MAT or MAT First Renewal Certification

MAT Epilepsy for Uncertified Providers

This course covers EPILEPSY TREATMENTS ONLY. It is designed to quickly certify providers who DO NOT hold MAT Certification to safely give epilepsy-specific medication and treatment to children in their care.

Skills Covered: Safe medication administration, epilepsy management, administration of oral, rectal and vagus nerve stimulation epilepsy treatments

*** NEW CONTENT on Seizure Rescue Nasal Spray is now included in Module D of the Epilepsy Part 1 online course ***

Hours Credit: 5 HOURS CREDIT

Format: Online Part 1, Classroom Part 2

Certificate Earned: MAT Epilepsy for Uncertified Providers Certificate

Prerequisites: none

MAT Rectal Medication Course

WARNING: You are NOT AUTHORIZED to give medications to children using the skills covered in this course unless you hold a current MAT Rectal Certificate AND a current MAT Certificate or MAT Renewal/First Renewal Certificate.

Skills Covered: Administration of emergency rectal suppositories and DiaStat

Hours Credit: 1 HOUR CREDIT

Format: Online (45 minutes). Successfully completing the MAT Rectal online course enables you to print your MAT Rectal certificate.

Certificate Earned: MAT Rectal Course Completion Certificate

Prerequisites: MAT or MAT First Renewal Certification

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