A medication aide distributes patient medications in nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities or non-hospital assisted-living facilities.
A current Texas C.N.A. license is required in order to register for this program.
Convenient evening classes are offered in the fall and spring.
Required Fingerprint Criminal Background Check for Medication Aide
A prospective Medication Aide student will be required to complete and pay for a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) fingerprint criminal background check to determine eligibility to take the Medication Aide examination. The state requires all applications received on or after 08/01/2021 to have the fingerprint check complete. For our upcoming class, the student will have 20 days, after the class begins, to submit their application, so their fingerprint background check must be completed by this time.
In order to get a code to order your fingerprints, please email the address below and ask for a Code:
For more information, follow this link to a computer based training on how to do the fingerprint criminal background check: https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/training/cbt/fingerprinting-for-aides/
A prospective student may request a Criminal Background Check Evaluation Letter from Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) prior to enrolling in a training program to determine if they are eligible for a permit. The Evaluation Letter will not address all exam eligibility requirements and is not a guaranty of eligibility
HS Diploma or GED Certificate & 18 years old
Working as a C.N.A. in a long-term care or assisted living facility for at least 90 days
Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Employer letter on letterhead including:
a.) Agreement to allow student to do 10-hour clinical at facility of employment, signed by Director of Nursing or Administrator.
b.) Employee's date of hire
|Tuition and Fees||$600|
This program is eligible for financial aid.
Job outlook is good for Medication Aides.
Once you complete the Nurse Aide program, you have many options for continuing your education. Click on one of the programs below to get more information on where to go from here.
|Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)||Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)|
|EKG Tech||Patient Care Tech|
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