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Illinois Medication Aide Certification Everything you Need to Know

These are 9 steps you must take in order to become a Medication Aide in Illinois. All of the forms can be downloaded at

Step 1.
Individuals must hold current certification as an Illinois certified nursing assistant

Step 2.
Provide proof of that you have completed 2,000 hours of practice as a certified nursing assistant within 3 years prior to application for licensure. (VE-Form)

Step 3.
Completion of a medication aide training program, and current employment by a qualified facility. (TN-MA Form) The List of approved facilities is available at

Step 4.
Must provide proof of successful completion of the Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE) in Illinois. You will need to contact Pearson Vue at to register for the examination.

Step 5.
Proof of current Certification to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Submit copy of current CPR card.

Step 6.
Verification of fingerprint processing from the Illinois State Police, or its designated agent. See attached “Important Notice –Criminal Background Check Requirement” for more information concerning this requirement.

Step 7.
7. Proof of graduation from high school or a general education development program (GED). Proof must be made in the form of a diploma, certificate, transcript, or statement on school letter head (copies are acceptable).

Step 8.
Application for Medication Aide Licensure and CCA form.

Step 9.
The required fee. Fees are non-refundable. Make check payable to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Forward application, supporting documentation and fee payment to:

Illinois Department of Financial
and Professional Regulation
Attn: Division of Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 7007
Springfield, Illinois 62791

Qualified Facilities

St. James Wellness Rehab and Villas
1251 E Richton Road
Crete, IL 60417

Norridge Gardens
7001 W Cullom Avenue
Norridge, IL 60706

DuPage Convalescent Center
400 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Alpine Fireside Health Center
3650 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61114

Parker Nursing and Rehab Center
516 W Frech Street
Streator, IL 61364

Winning Wheels
701 E 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka
610 W Cruger Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530