Medication Aide Training

Registration for Medication Aide Training (PHM4100) is by completed application. Medication Aide Training is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide.

The course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes. Medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications will be covered. Upon successful completion students will be eligible to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

Each class is limited to ten (10) students who will be placed in their desired class on a first come, first served basis.

Tuition is $70. Textbooks are in the Edgecombe Community College bookstore and should be purchased and brought to the first class.

Medication Aide Training Requirements

  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) > Applied Math = 3; Locating Information = 4; Reading for Information = 4
  • Completion of application process
  • Copy of picture ID (ex. driver’s license) and/or government issued identification (ex: social security card) – first and last names on each document must match
  • Copy of High School Transcript or equivalency

Students who successfully complete this class and the NACES Medication Aide competency will be eligible to work in long term care skilled nursing facilities if they are on the NAI registry.


Laura Clark
Coordinator, Health Occupations
Office 223, Biotechnology Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 322