Medication Aide

The 68-Hour Medication Administration training program for unlicensed personnel is a Virginia Board of Nursing approved curriculum for individuals who want to work in assisted living facilities. Students are taught the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform medication administration safely and effectively. This program qualifies participants to take the State Registered Medication Aide Exam. The training will prepare an individual for a position as a Medication Aide.


This program prepares students to assist patients with self-administration of medications in ALF’s.

Classroom instruction: 36 hrs
Clinical instruction: 32 hrs
Program Length: 2 weeks (Daytime Program Only)


  • Admission/Application Fee $650 (Minimum down payment is $450)
  • Valid Identification (passport, driver’s license, state ID)
  • Social Security card
  • Criminal Background check (provided by school)
  • TB Test (PPD skin test or a negative chest X-ray) No older than 1 year is required (the school will provide PPD skin test for a fee)


The minimum requirement to enroll in the Medication Aide program is the completion of a Virginia Board of Nursing 120 Hour Nurse Aide Training Program or Approved 40 Hour Department of Social Services Direct Care Staff Training Program.


Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for Medication Aides is expected to continue to grow substantially.

Medication Aide Day Program Class Schedule Click here for Charlottesville

Class: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Monday – Friday

Clinical: 6:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Wednesday – Friday


Start Date

End Date

November 25, 2019

December 6, 2019

December 9, 2019

December 20, 2019

January 20, 2020 

January 31, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 27, 2020

June 15, 2020

June 26, 2020

July 13, 2020

July 24, 2020

  September 14, 2020    September 25, 2020
  November 16, 2020    November 27, 2020



Upon successful completion you will have the option to register for the:

  1. For the State of Virginia Board of Nursing- Registered Medication Aide Exam, for an additional fee (not included in the tuition).