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Texas Medication Aide Training

In Texas a medication aide is a person permitted by Texas Health and Suman Services (HHS) to administer medications to residents in:

  • Nursing facilities,
  • Intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions
  • Correctional institutions
  • Assisted living (personal care) facilities


What are the requirements to be a medication aide in Texas?

To be a medication aide in a licensed Texas facility, you must:
  • Read, write, speak and understand English
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be free of communicable diseases, and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED

Applicants must be employed as certified nurse aides listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on class start date or employed on class start date as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247; a state supported living center or ICF/IID and have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date.

How many times can I take the test?

Applicants who fail the exam may retake it once; there's no charge for the second test. A request to retake the test must be submitted in writing to HHS, and the second exam must be completed within 45 days from the date of the failure notification.

If you fail the second exam, a third is only allowed if you enroll in and successfully complete another training program.

Renewing your Texas Medication Aide Certification

Individuals will receive a renewal notice that will be mailed to your last reported mailing address. After your first renewal period, a renewal notice will not be sent to you until you have completed the required seven CE hours. To avoid incurring late fees, you must complete your continuing education hours and return the completed renewal notice along with the applicable fees before your permit expires, allowing time for mail processing.


Texas Medication Aide Training Programs
Cisco College
717 E. Industrial Abilene 79602
325/794-4411

Texas State Technical College
650 E. Hwy 80 Abilene 79601
325/734-3608

Coastal Bend College
704 Coyote Trail Alice 78332
361/666-2981 EXT 87

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd Alvin 77511-4898
281/756-3787

Healthcare Careers Alliance
2201 N Hwy 35 Bypass, Ste D Alvin 77511 832/621-9359

Center for Continuing Healthcare Education Amarillo College PO Box 447 Amarillo 79178 806/467-3104

Accurate Care Health Institute
12521 California Ln, #120 Arlington 76015 817/468-9062

Samai Quality Care Career Institute
801 Avenue H, Suite 115 Arlington 76011 817/633-7733 or 817/323-8160

Alpha Career Institute
1115 E. Pioneer Pkwy #112 Arlington  76010 817/274-3733

Texas Career Institute
1601 E. Lamar Blvd, SUITE 111 Arlington 76011-4465 817/801-9600

Continuing Education Division Trinity Valley Comm Coll 100 Cardinal Drive Athens 75751 903/675-6212 (Terrell, Palestine CAMPUSES)

Austin Community College
Adult Vocational Programs
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin 78752 512/223-7542 (C.E. Number)

Central TX Nurse Network, INC.
313 E. Rundberg #208 Austin 78753 512/836-3442

Diamond Healthcare Services LLC
1812 Centre Creek Dr #205 Mail Box 118 Austin 78754
212/832-0909

EZE Learning Center
9411 Parkfield Dr #310 Austin 78758 512/417-0708

Lee College Cont. Ed
PO Box 818 Baytown, TX 77522-0818 281/425-6311

Institute of Technology
855 E. Lavaca Beaumont 77710
409/880-2171

Coastal Bend College
3800 Charco Rd Beeville  78368 And – 1814 S. Brahama, Kingsville 78363
361/354-2549

Howard College Cont. Ed.
1001 Birdwell Ln Big Spring 79720
432/264-5067

Frank Phillips College
1301 Roosevelt Borger 79008-5118
806/457-4200 EXT 745

Blinn College/Brenham
902 College Ave Brenham 77833
979/830-4027

Workforce Education Blinn College
2423 Blinn Blvd, 77802 (Physical address)
PO BOX 6030 Bryan 77805-6030 (CAMPUSES IN Schulenburg, Sealy)
979/209-7671

Panola College
1109 W Panola Carthage 75633 
903/693-2067

C & M Home Health and NA Training 101 Kenya Street #114 Cedar Hill 75104 972/293-3515

Hill College – Johnson County Campus
2112 Mayfield Pkwy Cleburne 76033 817/760-5826

Hill College – Bosque County Campus 101 S. Ave T Clifton 76634
254/675-6700

Montgomery College 3200 College Park Dr Conroe 77384
936/273-7318

North Central TX College/Corinth
1500 N. Corinth Corinth 76205-5408 940/498-6272

Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Corpus Christi 78404
361/698-1392

Fair College
9191 Barker Cypress Rd Cypress 77433-1383 281/290-3200

Advanced Healthcare Career Institute
11615 Forest Central Dr #108 Dallas 75243 972/330-3734 or 972/310-6852

Alliance Career Institute
9304 Forest Ln, Ste 107 Dallas 75243 214/575-4774 FAX 575-4778

Dallas Career Institute
8499 Greenville Ave, Ste 105 Dallas 75231-2426 214/691-0555

Continuing Ed Division El Centro College
Main & Lamar Dallas 75202-3604
214/860-2150 (860-2147 to register)

Genesis Career Institute
9550 Forrest Ln Ste 604 Dallas 75234 214/660-9382

Ideal Nursing Institute
10935 Estate Ln #111 Dallas 75238 214/341-1113

Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd Dallas 75243-2199 972/238-6376

Texas Career Institute
3302 N. Buckner Blvd #116 Dallas 75229
214/275-9600

Vinepress Training Center
9550 Forest Lane #104 Dallas 75243 214/874-8647

Continuing Ed Grayson County College - West Campus 6101 Grayson Dr Denison 75020 903/464-8669

North Texas Nursing & Career Institute
512 N. Elm Street Denton 76201
940/387-3301

El Paso Comm Coll
PO Box 20500 El Paso  79998
915/831-4029

North TX Institute
PO Box 15520 Ft Worth 76119-0520 817/332-7866 EXT 2060

Tarrant County College
Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle Ft Worth  76102-1964 817/515-1104

Universal Health Services of Vocational Education 1200 Country Club Lane
Fort Worth 76112
817/451-1404

North Central TX Coll Cont. Ed.
1525 W. California Gainesville  76240 (And Corinth) 940/668-4272

Galveston College Cont. Ed.
4015 Avenue Q Galveston 77550
409/944-1342

Health Initiatives Learning Center, LLC
5302 Broadway St #2 Galveston 77551 409/741-3992

CE Global Health Education
2121 Northwest Hwy #106 Garland 75041
972/698-7792

Med Ed School of NAT
409 Hwy 36 Bypass N, STE 2
Gatesville 76528 254/223-2062

TB Nurse Aide Academy
PO Box 29/812 Fisher St
Goldthwaite 76844 325/451-0372

Teamwork Services
307 E Pioneer Pkwy Grand Prairie 75051 972/642-5466 FAX 237-7854

Texas State Technical College
902 Loop 499 Harlingen 78550-3653 956/364-4615

Progressive Learning Center
669 Francis St Hawkins 75765
903/530-3414

ACE Healthcare
10101 Harwin, Ste 110 Houston 77036 713/771-7737 281/686-4448

Academy for Healthcare Professionals
12695 Whittington Houston 77077 
281/497-0585

Academy of Exceptional Healthcare Training 8449 W Bellfort, Ste140
Houston 77071 713/7774262

Alpha Medical Institute
PO Box 720870 9207 Country Creek #101 (77036) Houston 77272 713/777-3996

American Medical Institute
6902 Cook
Houston 77072
281/498-0005  FAX 498-0006

Avalon Medical Career
10101 Fondren #311 Houston, TX 77096 713/272-6820

Houston Career Training Academy
2626 South Loop, Suite 306
Houston 77054
713/636-2746

B&LLL Medical Training
14602 Bellaire Blvd #150 Houston 77083 281/741-3644  FAX 281/7413951
Career Institute of Houston
7400 Harwin Dr #307 Houston 77036 713/975-7944

Excel’s Health Institute And Home Care, Inc. 9898 Bissonnet, Ste 380
Houston, TX 77036
713/773-1701

Faith Health Institute
10814 S Kirkwood Rd Houston 77099 281/498-3200

Houston Community College (SE)
6815 Rustic Houston 77087-7849 713/718-7580 FAX 713/718-7221

Immaculate Heart Institute
7400 Harwin Drive #340
Houston 77036 281/769-5121

Will Community Healthcare
8300 Bissonnet, Ste 230 Houston 77074  713/272-6654

Lone Star College/North Harris
2700 W.W. Thorne Dr Houston 77073 281/618-5600

Springville Academy, Inc
16903 Red Oak Dr #278 Houston 77090 281/919-1624

Texas Health School
11211 Katy Fwy, Ste 170 Houston 77079 713/932-9333

Sam Houston State University
Office of Con. Ed. Academic Bldg #3 PO Box 2477 Huntsville 77341-2477
936/294-4568

CTK Healthcare & Career Institute
3455 Beltline Rd, Suites 203-204
Irving, TX 75062-7861
214/441-3556

Kilgore College Adult Vocational Education
1100 Broadway Kilgore 75662-3299
903/983-8677 OR 984-8531

Elite Nurse Aide Training
2501 S. W.S. Young Drive, Suite 206
Killeen 76542
254/628-2433

Graham’s Nurse Aide Training Center
810 N. W. S. Young #107 Killeen 76543 254/213-4741

Kingwood College
20000 Kingwood Dr Kingwood  77339 281/312-1473

Howard College/Lamesa
1810 Lubbock Hwy Lamesa 79331
806/872-2223  FAX 872-3533

Brazosport College Comm. Ed/ Sadler Bldg., Room 100.2 500 College Dr
Lake Jackson 77566
979/230-3636

South Plains College Cont. Ed.
1401 College Ave Levelland 79336
806/894-9611

Lockhart ISD Cont. Ed.
520 Pecos Lockhart 78644
512/398-5276

South Plains College Cont. Ed.
3201 Ave Q Lubbock 79405
806/716-4681

TX Tech Health Science Ctr.
3604 4TH St, MS 9424 Lubbock 79430-9424

Angelina College Community Services
PO Box 1768 Lufkin 75902
936/633-5206 (San Augustine, Jasper, Trinity, Crockett, Nacogdoches

South Texas College Cont. Ed. PO Box 9701 (1100 E US Business 83, Pharr 78577) McAllen 78502-9701
956/872-6782

Marble Falls ISD Comm. Ed.
2101 Mustang Dr Marble Falls 78654 830/613-9732

Maria Career Institute
4278 N. Town East Mesquite 75150
972/226-8600

Health Sciences Cont. Ed. Midland College 3200 W. Cuthbert Midland  79701
432/681-6303 (Also Ft Stockton & Big Lake)

Northeast Texas Comm. Coll.
PO Box 1307 Mt. Pleasant 75455
903/434-8288

Health Sciences Odessa College
Gregory D. Williams Bldg. Room 109 2714 Robertson Avenue Odessa 79764
432/335-6539

Clarendon College – Pampa Center 900 N Frost Pampa 79065 
806/665-8801

San Jacinto College Central
8060 Spencer Hwy Pasadena 77501 281/476-1817

Kristi Shultz Paris Junior College
Workforce & Cont Ed 2400 Clarksville
St Paris 75460 903/348-3104

Pro State Health Career Training Center
6516 Broadway, Suite 112 Pearland 77584 281/506-8905

Aspire Career Institute, LLC
833 E. Arapho Rd #206 Richardson, TX 75081-2269 214/717-0078

Corridor Health Ed.
1400 S Sherman, #108 Richardson 75081 972/575-4020

Wharton County Junior College
5333 FM 1640, TC 122B Richmond 77469 281/239-1530

Director Healthcare Career Centers
1200 Palm Valley #1212 Round Rock 78681 512/246-6877

Ranger Junior Coll. Cont. Ed.
1835 Lingleville Road
Stephenville, TX 76401 254/965-8875 (CAMPUSES IN Early, Comanche, Ranger, Stephenville)

Howard College at San Angelo
Workforce Development 3501 N US Hwy 67 San Angelo  79605
325/481-8322 (Also in Lamesa)

Angelo State Univ. Continuing Studies
POB 11022 San Angelo 76909
325/942-2339

The Healthcare Institute 1822 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio 78201 210/692-3262

Incarnate Word University
4201 Broadway San Antonio 78209

Northeast ISD COMM. Ed.
10333 Broadway San Antonio 78217 210/407-0162

Palo Alto College
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio 78224
210/486-3406

St. Phillips College
1801 Martin Luther King Dr San Antonio 78203-2098
210/531-4807

Health Training Services, LLC
3700 State Hwy 123 #3
San Marcos 78666
512/754-9647

Tarleton State Univ. Cont. Ed.
Box T-0230 Tarleton State
Stephenville 76402
254/968-9300

Office of Cont. Ed. Texarkana College
2500 N Robison Rd
Texarkana 75599
903/832-5565 EXT 3384

Allied Health Continuing Education College of the Mainland
1200 Amburn Rd Texas City 77591 409/933-8512

Lone Star College-Tomball
30555 Tomball Pkwy Tomball 77375-4036 281/401-1839

Tyler Junior College, RTDC Cont Ed
PO Box 9020 Tyler 75711
903/510-2908

Vernon College Allied Health
4400 College Dr Vernon 76384
940/696-8752 ext 3361

Victoria College
2200 E. Red River Victoria 77901
361/572-6446 Campuses in Hallettsville, Gonzales, Seguin, Port Lavaca, Cuero

Navarro College Workforce Ed.
1900 John Arden Dr Waxahachie  75165 972/923-6483 FAX 972/293-6423
Campuses in Corsicana, Mexia, Teague, Ennis

Weatherford College Cont. Ed.
225 College Park Dr. Weatherford 76086-5699 817/598-6409 (Campuses in Bridgeport, Granbury)

Valley Grande Institute
345 S. Texas Blvd Weslaco, TX 78546 956/973-1945

Genesis Education & Training
1500 N. Alabama Rd #F Wharton 77488 979/282-2225

Vernon College Continuing & Workforce Ed. 4105 Maplewood Ave Wichita Falls 76308 940/696-8752 EXT 3211

Texas Health School/North Campus
19221 I-45, Suite 190 The Woodlands 77385 281/363-0303

UTMB Correctional Managed Care
200 River Pointe Dr, #200 Conroe 77304 936/494-4187