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Medication Aide-Certified

Requirements for the Program

Total cost of the program: $1100 ($800 tuition plus additional required expenses/fees).  ALL deposits and program fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

To qualify to participate in the 125-hour Medication Aide Training Program, trainees must meet all the admissions requirements (read admissions qualifications before registering for classes).

Medication Aide-Certified

More and more employers in our area are choosing to use Medication Aides– Certified, also known as MA-C’s.

MA-C describes a Medication Aide-Certified training program, certified by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).  Though the state requires a minimum 120-hour program to be done in no less than 20 days, we offer a 125-hour program with a dynamic instructor.

We are also a state test administrator approved test site, so you are able to test in the same location where you took your program!

Additional Information

Start dates of classes are subject to change due to class size.

All program fees must be paid in full prior to starting class.  We will take a non-refundable deposit of $400 and then the other $400 must be paid by/on day 1 in order to start the class.

A $40 fee will be assessed should the trainee request to be moved to a different class, once registered.

To Register for our next MA-C Class, stop by our office Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm (or call us to schedule an appointment outside of office hours in order to register for class).



Clinical Dates : TBA soon (will be 2 days per week x3 weeks-only 1 day in 3rd week)

Admission Requirements

The following is required for admission to the Medication Aide-Certified Training Program. Trainees must be/have:

  • At least 18 years of age (proof required)
  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English as evidenced by documented scores from the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) or other testing approved by Touching Hearts, Changing Lives to demonstrate ability to meet this requirement
  • Free from communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications as evidenced by documented physical form(s)
  • A high school graduate or have a GED (verification required)
  • Employed in a facility as a State Tested Nursing  Assistant or *Work as a Resident Care Aide/direct care staff in a facility for at least one year as of the first day of your Medication Aide– Certified Training Program (this employment must have been completed within the twelve (12) month period preceding the first official day of your Medication Aide-Certified Training Program).
  • BCII and FBI fingerprint background check with the direct copy submitted to the Ohio Board of Nursing; BCII to be sent to Touching Hearts, Changing Lives (fingerprinting can be done at our office)
  • Complete our Medication Aide-Certified registration form, provided copies of all of the required documentation for program admission and made at least the minimum required payment.

NOTE: Trainees must, at the trainee’s own expense, complete a physical, a fingerprint background check, provide proof of a high school diploma or GED and meet all other admissions requirements.

Medication Aide– Certified State Testing

Testing Dates: T.B.A.

To qualify for certification, the Medication Aide-Certified State Test Candidate must be:

  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be a STNA and have successfully completed the OBN approved MA-C Training Program within the last 60 days OR be a Residential Care Aide or direct care worker with one year (1600 hours) of experience and have successfully completed the OBN approved MA-C Training Program within the last 60 days.
  4. The MA-C state examination shall evaluate whether the trainee’s reading, mathematical skills, and knowledge of the standard minimum curriculum are sufficient to safely administer prescription medications.
  5. The base fee of the Ohio Board of Nursing approved Medication Aide-Certified State Examination is $100 plus any administrative fees, ranging from $5 to $34.50, depending on how the trainee chooses to sign up for the examination.
  6. Trainees who fail the state examination twice must re-take and successfully complete an OBN approved MA-C Training Program in order to be eligible to take the Medication Aide-Certified state examination again.