Medication Aide


$650.00 plus $25.00 state test fee

140 hour course.

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Medication Aide

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.

The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements.$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=4&ti=40&pt=1&ch=95&rl=Y

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Medication Aide License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=40&pt=1&ch=95&rl=113

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

In order to be registered, applicant must present:

  • Notarized copy of high school diploma or GED from an accredited school.
    Out of country high school transcripts must be evaluated PRIOR to registration.
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications.
  • Be a graduate of a high school or have a GED
  • Be currently employed in a facility as a nurse aide or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first official day of an applicant’s medication aide training program.
  • Have been employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person.  This employment must have been completed within the 12-month period preceding the first official day of the applicant’s medication aide training program.  An applicant employed as a nurse aide in a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility is exempt from the 90-day requirement.
An institution licensed under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242; a state school as defined in the Health and Safety Code, §531.002(17); a correctional institution as established under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; an intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation operated by a community mental retardation center established under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 534; or an assisted living facility licensed under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 247, as a certified nurse aide and be a nurse aide in good standing on the state registry.


CorsicanaFor information call 903-875-7557See the following website to complete a DPS - Criminal History Report:
July. 24 - Nov. 22, 2017MW5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.Corsicana
WaxahachieFor information call 972-923-6441See the following website to complete a DPS - Criminal History Report:
Jun. 05 - Sep. 27, 2017
17/Q4 NURA 1013 W174
MW5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.Waxahachie


Administering Medications, Pharmacology for Health Centers - 8th Edition
by Donna Gauwitz
Approximate cost: $155


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