Resources and Sample Application Forms for Medication Aides

Medication Aides administer medications to patients in nursing care facilities, including assisted living. On this page, you will find the resources and information you need to become certified in the state of Ohio.

To become certified in Ohio, you must complete an approved training program, submit an online application to the Board, pass the medication aide test, and meet all requirements to obtain a certificate.

Renewal for Medication Aides begins February 1, 2022

Throughout the Renewal cycle the Board will be sending renewal information through eNews (emails) and social media. Information about renewal deadlines, fees, and CE will be posted soon.

Medication Aide Certification and Applicant Information

The links below will provide you sample applications for Medication Aide certification, and each application has instructions about applying for certification, fees, etc.

Criminal records checks are required for certification. Click on the links below for information.

Below is a link for Chapter 4723-27, Ohio Administrative Code, to view the regulations that specify certification requirements.

Training Programs

The Board of Nursing regulates training programs in Ohio that prepare students for certification as Medication Aides. For information about training programs and testing organizations approved by the Board, click the links below.