Medication Aide Certified Course

*UHCA's next MAC course will be in the Summer of 2024* Registration will be posted soon.

The Utah Health Care Association’s Medication Aid Certified course hosts classes that will consist of 60 clock hours of didactic (in-person classroom) training, which is consistent with the model curriculum, and at least 40 hours of practical training within a long-term care facility. Each student will complete their clinical hours at their own home facility with an approved on site clinical instructor of their choice.

Student Acceptance

UHCA has the capacity to accept students in person and virtually.

Each student will submit an application UHCA will then review the application and approve or deny based upon the information received.


Member: $750 (Includes ALL Skilled Nursing Facilities in Utah, ALL ICF/IID Facilities and select Assisted Living Facilities.) *Prices subject to change* 

Non-Member: $900

Class Location

*Class site subject to change*


1. High school diploma or successful passage of the general educational development (GED) test

2. Current certification as a nurse aide, in good standing, from the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry

3. A minimum of 2,000 hours of experience within the two years prior to application, working as a certified nurse aide in an approved health care setting. 

4. Current CPR certification

Clinical Hours

Each student will conduct their clinical hours at their own skilled nursing facility supervised by an on-site practical training experience instructor of their choice. The practical training instructor will be approved by UHCA upon application to the program. A written letter request must be submitted with the application.

The practical training instructor-to-student ratio shall be: 1:2 if the instructor is working one-on-one with the student to administer the medications; or 1:6 if the instructor is supervising a student who is working one-on-one with the clinical facility's medication nurse. The on-site practical training experience instructor shall be on-site and available at all times if the student is not being directly supervised by a licensed nurse during the practical training experience. By each student conducting their clinical hours at their own facilities, they will have access to appropriate trainers and resources to provide the training program including a well-stocked clinical skills lab or the equivalent.

*Clinical hours must be completed within 4 weeks after classes end. Once all clinical hours have been reported to UHCA, the student will receive a certificate of completion to be able to register for the DOPL exam.

Class Schedule:

Class Hours: 9am-4:30pm with a 1 hour lunch

Utah Code R156-31b-801

Medication Aide Certified -- Formulary and Protocols:

View on the web here! Page 13

If you have any questions, please call 801-486-6100.

*Class must have at least 15 registrants to occur.