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Certified Medication Aide and Renewal

Blinn’s Certified Medication Aide Program, designed for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), covers a wide range of topics required for proper medication administration. After completing the course, students will be prepared to take the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Medication Aide Licensure Exam.

For those already licensed as certified medication aides, Blinn offers a refresher course that meets the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) requirements for maintaining certification.

Certified Medication Aide and Renewal students are eligible to apply for Duddlesten Foundation scholarships scholarships while funds remain available.

Program Highlights

Blinn's 140-hour, $805 Certified Medication Aide Program covers medical abbreviations, symbols, terminology, and common equivalents required for medication administration. Topics include drug legislation, drug references, basic anatomy and physiology, and common diseases.

Register today for the summer and fall semesters!

Registration is underway for the summer and fall terms. For assistance, contact Academic Advising or call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800. You also can schedule a tour of any of our six campuses!

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Program FAQ

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national demand for nursing assistants is expected to grow 5% between 2021 and 2031 with a median hourly pay of $14.56. Texas ranks among the top states in the nation in terms of the number of people employed as nursing assistants.

Blinn students save thousands in tuition and fees and can apply for 300+ scholarships with a single application. See our scholarships page for more info. 

Yes. Students who hold a current CNA certificate and complete Blinn's Certified Medication Aide Program will be prepared to take the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Medication Aide Licensure Exam.

Yes. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) requires certified medication aides to complete at least seven hours of in-service education annually. Students who successfully complete Blinn’s Certified Medication Aide Renewal course receive an updated medication aide permit from the state. 

You can register online by filling out the Certified Medication Aide Non-Credit Application.

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Certified Medication Aide and Renewal
Phone: 979-743-5237

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