Certified Medication Aide

Certified Medication Aide

What is a Certified Medication Aide?

Medication Aides are persons permitted by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to administer medications to residents in:

  • nursing facilities,
  • intermediate care and community-based facilities for people who are mentally retarded,
  • correctional institutions, and
  • assisted living (personal care) facilities.

Students must complete all prerequisites prior to registration including immunizations and criminal background check.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed program application
  • Certified copy or a photocopy which has been notarized as a true and exact copy of an unaltered original of the applicant's high school graduation diploma or official transcript or a general equivalency diploma.
  • Must be currently employed as either a:
  • Certified Nurse Aide employed in a Medicare Skilled Nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility


  • Non-licensed direct care staff person in a long term care, MHMR, or assisted living facility AND have been employed in such facility for 90 days within a 12-month period preceding the first official day of the applicant's medication aide training program.
  • Written employer documentation authorizing student's clinical training at place of employment.
  • Spring 2018 Schedule


  • Course Description

    NURA 1013 Medication Administration for Nurse Aide

    Instruction in preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in licensed health care agencies and the responsibilities associated with such administration. Includes clinical training to be arranged by the student at student's place of employment outside of classroom instruction. Course cost includes the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services registry examination fee.

Program Requirements

  • English reading, writing, speaking proficiency and comprehension
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications.
  • Copies of official documented immunizations
  • Criminal background check from Precheck, Inc.

Required Supplies

  • Textbooks
  • Set of medical scrubs with 2 front pockets
  • Comfortable white closed-toe walking shoes

Page last updated March 22, 2018.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-2122
1-800-652-3357 (Option #5)

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411