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Competency in assisting with self-administration of medication 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS 

When residents can no longer manage their own medications in assisted living facilities (ALFs) and home health settings, they rely on Medication Technicians to assist them with their medication and to communicate observations to healthcare providers. Our Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication training is Florida Department of Elder Affairs compliant and certifies you to assist residents with self-administered medications. 

Topics covered include:

  • Assisting with prescription and OTC medications

  • Assisting with insulin pens

  • Assisting with nebulizers

  • Application and removal of anti-embolism hosiery

  • Assisting with CPAP machines

  • Assisting with colostomy bags

  • And more!  

Cost

$60 (Includes Same Day Certification)

Employment Outlook

Medication Technicians are unlicensed personnel.  Typically, Med Techs work for residential assisted living facilities (ALFs) or certified home health agencies.  They may be Certified Nursing Assistants, or unlicensed caregivers, working under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually registered nurses.  

Our Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication training will give you the training and certification necessary to safely assist with medications for residents or clients while they reside in a residential facility or comfort of their home.  

Open to everyone (no pre-requisites or experience required).

After one year, Medication Technicians are required to take the two hour refresher continuing education course.

This six hour initial training is offered face-to-face. The continuing education for renewal is offered online. To view the class schedule or to register for the online renewal course, please click "Proceed to Register." 

MEDICATION TECHNICIAN 

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be at least 18 years old

High School Diploma is not required

GED is not required

*For employment purposes: Must be able to pass level 2 background