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Detailed Information for : Medication Aide
Training that allows nurse aides to administer medications in nursing homes, facilities for the developmentally disabled and hospices.  
License Type:
No duration information available.  
No fees required.  
Must be Nurse Aide and
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma,
  • be current on the State of Wisconsin nurse aide directory,
  • be current on the federal nurse aide directory,
  • have at least 2000 hours experience in direct patient care within the last three years,
  • have worked a minimum of 40 hours, within the last 90 days, with the residents to whom the student will be administering medications,
  • be recommended in writing by the director of nursing and the administrator of the agency in which the student will be working during the clinical experience, and
  • be recommended in writing by two licensed charge nurses under whose licenses the aide will be administering medications.
Additional Information:
Wisconsin Statutes:
No statute(s) apply.  
Administrative Rules/Codes:
Wisconsin Administrative Codes:
HFS 131, Hospices
HFS 132, Nursing Homes
HFS 134, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities  
Contact Information
Bureau of Technology, Licensing & Education
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday  
Mail Address:
PO Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701-2969  
Street Address:
1 West Wilson Street, Room 950, Madison, WI 53703  
Agency Web Site:
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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.