As of July 1st 2017 the QMAP training and medication administration process for Host Home Providers  has changed.

All agencies that provide care to the IDD population were required to change the process of providing QMAP training.  Prior to July 1st, 2017, the state approved each instructor and provided all training and classroom materials.  The new requirement is that every agency go through a process of becoming a training site.  The state provided an outline of all topics that need to be taught and each agency was required to write their own training material and tests which then had to be approved by the state.  Ariel went through this process and was approved as a training entity (site).

Prior to July 1st 2017, there were separate classes for different levels of care such as assisted living and large group homes.  The state now requires that all these classes are combined into one. This means there is no longer a 4-hour class. Anyone who took the 4 hour class and was up to date on training was grandfathered in.

The 1 1/2 day class is no longer free, there is now a $50 non-refundable fee for each Host Home Provider.  The state requires a fee be paid for every student that we put on the state list.  They also require that Ariel provide all the training materials. To find a schedule of the 1 1/2 day class, please go to the link on the left.

The good news is that all current QMAP providers are no longer required to retake the entire class every five years.  You do have to do an annual review which like this will be provided online through our website. For the annual review, please click the link on the right. The state does require that every agency do on the job training and oversight.  Ariel Clinical Services will now With that said we are now observe every employee and Host Home Provider twice a year in the administration of medication.  Your case manager will be doing that oversight and can explain it further.

We are also required to have a detailed plan for medication errors which will be later explained in detail.


Residential and Day Programs – 1 ½ Day Course

The State recognized and correct procedure for administering medications.


To maintain your certification, re-certification is required annually. Initial certification requires taking an in-person, 1.5 day class. Then every year after initial certification take the online re-certification quiz, please review the material and take online quiz.

Annual Host Home Provider Training

Annual Agency Training

PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

Foster Care Medical Training