Certified Medication Aide and Renewal

Medical Aid and Renewal

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified medication aide jobs are expected to increase by 257,800 positions (17 percent) between 2014 and 2024. Certified medication aides earn a median wage of $12.36 per hour.

Blinn’s 140-hour, $805 Certified Medication Aide Program covers medical abbreviations, symbols, terminology, and common equivalents required for administration. Topics include drug legislation, drug references, basic anatomy and physiology, and common diseases. After completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Texas Department of Human Services Medication Aide Licensure Exam.

To enroll in the Certified Medication Aide Program, students must first participate in a mandatory information session.


For those already licensed as certified medication aides, Blinn offers $75 refresher course that meets the requirements of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. This 8-hour course includes specific training and review in the preparation and administration of medications, documentation, licensing standards, the safeguarding of medications, common drug reactions and side effects, and updated and new medications available on the market. Students who successfully complete the course will receive an updated certified medication aide permit from the state.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services requires certified medication aides to complete at least seven hours of in-service education annually. Students who successfully complete the course receive an updated medication aide permit from the state.


Brenham (A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center):
Address: 2910 S. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: 979-830-4443
Email: workforce@blinn.edu

Bryan and RELLIS:
Address: 301 Post Office St., Bryan, TX 77805
Phone: 979-209-7205
Email: workforce@blinn.edu

Address: 100 Ranger Dr., Schulenburg, TX 78956
Phone: 979-743-5237
Email: workforce@blinn.edu

To see Blinn's full schedule of upcoming courses from the Division of Technical and Community Programs, please select the link below:

Course Schedules


  • Certified Medication Aide and Renewal