Medication Aides

Medication Aides

  • only give routine medications to another person.
  • give medications based on the Five Rights – right person, right drug, right amount, right time, and right route.
  • chart medication(s) given on person's record.
  • work under the direction and oversight of a competent individual, caretaker, or licensed healthcare professional.


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Successfully demonstrated 10 competencies and the basic routes
  • Be of good moral character

2 levels

  • Medication Aide-40 hour – can work in any setting. 
    • Must pass a Medication Aide course of 40 hours in length,
    • Must pass a state exam and
    • Knowledgeable of the 10 competencies and the basic routes.
  • Medication Aide – can work in settings other than nursing homes, assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled.
    • Knowledgeable of the 10 competencies and the basic routes.

Click here for the Medication Aide Registry

  • Identifies those who have successfully completed the competencies and basic routes.
  • If 40 hour course, it will list the training provider and exam pass/fail.

  • Print a Card: On the Registry page, you can click the green "Generate Wallet Card" button to print your own card.

Statutes and Regulations


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