Certified Medication Aide

Prerequisites:  Nursing home employment as a CNA, or 90 days employment as non-licensed direct care staff in a long-term care facility on first day of class is required.  Proof of high school diploma/GED completion from an accredited institution is required. (Diplomas from on-line High Schools are not accepted.)  Background check is required through PreCheck (see link below) and is an additional student expense.

Learn how to prepare and administer drugs in a licensed health care agency.  Topics include:  drug legislation, drug references, basic anatomy and physiology and common diseases.  You will learn medical abbreviations, symbols, terminology, and common equivalents (apothecary, metric, and household measurements) required for medication administration.  After completion of the class, you will be prepared to take the Texas Department of Human Services Medication Aide Licensure Exam.  Includes 10 hours of clinical practice.  *This course of study prepares candidates to be certified.  Candidates become "Certified" by passing the required certifying agency exam.

Note:  Textbook required. Scrubs required, and will be discussed during first class meeting.  Registration after the first class meeting is not allowed. Call 281-542-2088 for further information.

**Note: New Course Fee as of January 1, 2014

Fee:  $729

CEU:  14.4

HRS:  144

CMA FAQs

CMA Student Agreement

Student Background Check Instructions

FAQ's GED Certificate    (If you have additional questions that are not covered by these FAQ's, or to find out if your school's GED is acceptable, please contact DADS representative, Ms. Joyce Meredith @ 512.438.2024 or Joyce.Meredith@DADS.state.tx.us)

Foreign Credential Evaluation Services

Nursing Students - Test out of Medication Aide - DADS Form 1

Nursing Students - Test out of Medication Aide - DADS Form 2

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