Certified medication aides provide services in assisted living facilities, comprehensive personal care homes and assisted living programs.
To be eligible for certification as a medication aide, you must be currently certified in New Jersey as a nurse aide, home health aide or personal care assistant. In addition, you must comply with the following:
- Successfully complete a medication aide training program approved by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) before registering for the exam
- Register for an exam within 3 months of completing of the training program
- Pass the exam
- Undergo a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)
If you do not pass the exam within six months of completing the training program, you will be required to retrain. To take the exam, you must provide proof that you have an active certification as a CNA, HHHA or PCA. Please bring your certificate with you to the exam.