Medication Aide for Adult Care Homes

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

A Medication Aide in an Adult Care Home is an individual who has successfully completed the required Medication Aide course approved by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, passed the state written exam for unlicensed staff in adult care homes and has competency skills validation.

The Medication Aide for Adult Care Homes is a 15 hour training program developed to meet the requirements mandated by legislation to train unlicensed staff who will be administering medications to residents in an Adult Care Home environment (i.e. Assisted Living Facilities, Group homes). The course will include instruction in the key principals of medication administration and infection prevention. The curriculum provides unlicensed staff with basic knowledge and skills needed to ensure that medication administration is performed in a safe and effective manner.

The design of the class is interactive and allows for demonstration, guided practice and integration of safe medication administration skills. Individuals are expected to pass the clinical skills tasks with 100% competency demonstration.

Following successful completion of the class the student will be prepared to take the written state medication exam for unlicensed staff in an adult care home which is administered by the Division of Health Services Regulation. There is a $25.00 testing fee payable to DHSR.

Prerequisites

  • Current listing as NA I on the North Carolina Registry
  • Possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency or be currently employed by an Adult Care Home

Costs

  • Registration Fee – $70
  • Insurance Fee – $1
  • State Exam Fee – $25