Have a question concerning the Coronavirus and the Connecticut DCF? E-Mail us: DCF.COVID-19@ct.gov

DCF Medication Administration Certification Training Directions

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 the Medication Administration Certification Training is being provided on a limited basis.  If you are in need of certification for your agency staff - please contact Grace Pieta at Grace.Pieta@CT.gov

The Medication Administration Training Program has been developed in accordance with State of Connecticut General Statutes 370 Section 20-14h – j, and DCF regulation 17a-6(g)-12-16, to provide training for medically-unlicensed persons to safely administer medications to children in DCF operated and licensed child care facilities and extended day treatment programs

The DCF Medication Administration Certification Program is available ONLY to DCF licensed programs and their employees

Endorsed Instructor training request

DCF Orientation Request for New Program Nurses

Nurse/Supervisor’s Guide to DCF Medication Administration Program 

Medication Administration Training Process

  1. Training recommendation: Per DCF regulations only program director/designee can recommend an employee for the DCF med admin certification. Please click on the link to recommend your employee
  2. The DCF Medication Administration Online training.
  3. Skills verification: must be forwarded to the DCF Med Admin Program by the DCF EI who provided the practicum. 
    • DCF-2274 - Medication Administration Program Skills Verification (this form stays in the employee's HR/training files)
    • Please click on the link to verify employee skills.
  4. Exam Registration
  5. Facility Internship:
    • DCF-2276 - Medication Administration Program Facility Internship Objectives & Criteria
    • DCF-2275 - Medication Administration Program Procedure Checklist
    • DCF-2273 - Medication Administration Program Internship Verification Form (this is the only internship related form that must be faxed/emailed to the DCF Med Admin Program)


Exam registration:

Morning Exam Sessions Afternoon Exam Sessions
 ALL  2020 Trainings  have been cancelled.


 Exam location and parking directions:

DCF Central Office
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106


All persons attending training at the DCF Central Office location must park in the Cedar Street parking lot located on the corner of Park and Cedar Streets. Valid picture ID is required to enter the building. Enter through the front of the building and sign in with a security guard. No access will be given through the back door.

Parking Lot Photo

A parking pass is required to be displayed while parking in the Cedar Street Parking Lot. Click here to download the pass




 Inclement Weather Announcement

In case of inclement weather the Academy for Workforce Development will announce any delay or cancellation of the day's classes
  • Channel 3, (WFSB) will broadcast the message the same as a school closing as "DCF Training Academy"
  • Call 860-560-5055 for information.  There will be a recording if there are any changes in the normal training day. (Please DO NOT leave any messages on this line)
  • Decisions on weather related cancellations or delays will be made no later than 6:30AM



Review quizzes:

Quiz Unit 1   Quiz Unit 2  Quiz Unit 3
Quiz Unit 4  Quiz Unit 5  Quiz Unit 6
Quiz Unit 7  Quiz Unit 8  Quiz Unit 9
Quiz Unit 10  Quiz Units 1-10  


Questions? Please contact:

Grace Pieta, RN, BS
Nurse Clinical Instructor
Department of Children and Families
505 Hudson St
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-550-6450