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Medication Aide Program

What is a Medication Aide?

A person permitted by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to administer medications to residents in:

  • Nursing facilities,

  • Intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions

  • Correctional institutions

  • Assisted living (personal care) facilities

What are the requirements to become a Medication Aide:

To be a medication aide in a licensed Texas facility, you must:

  • Read, write, speak and understand English

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Be free of communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications

  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED

Applicants must be employed as certified nurse aides listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on class start date or employed on class start date as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247; a state supported living center or ICF/IID and have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date.

How do I become a Medication Aide:

You must successfully complete the medication aide training program, which includes:

  • 100 hours of classroom instruction and training

  • 20 hours of returned skills demonstration laboratory

  • 10 hours of clinical experience, including clinical observation and skills demonstration under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse in a facility, and 10 hours in a return skills demonstration laboratory.

You also must take the medication aide examination, which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that cover your knowledge of accurate and safe drug therapy.


Medication Aide Training Schedule:

Day Class: 9:00am - 1:00 pm (9 Weeks)

Monday and Wednesday

Evening Class: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (9 weeks)

Monday and Wednesday

Weekend Class: 9:00am - 1:00 pm (14weeks)

Saturday and Sunday

Clinical/Skills in Person

What's Included:

Classroom/Lab/Clinical Instructor


Name Badge

Cost of the course:


$400 due at time of registration

Payment Plan available.

Please see our financing page for more information.

Register online

Enrollment must be in person.

Call 832-286-4271

to schedule a tour or for more information.

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