Complete medication aide training program
A person must pass a 24-hour NC Board of Nursing-approved medication aide training program and pass the State-approved competency examination to be listed on the North Caroline Medication Aide Registry for Nursing Homes. Nursing home medication aides must also be listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry and have no substantiated findings listed on the Health Care Personnel Registry.
* Listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry for Nursing Homes does not qualify an individual to administer medications in an Adult Care facility.
*Walk-in testing is not available.
Review Candidate Handbook and Step-by-step Registration Guide
Your Candidate Handbook is your handy guide to answer all the questions you have about submitting an application, scheduling, taking an exam, getting score results, and much more.
We highly recommend that you read the Step-by-step Candidate Guide with detailed instructions on how to register online for your exam BEFORE you begin the registration process.
Training provider confirms your eligibility
Your training provider must send your course completion information to Credentia before you can create an online account and register for testing. Training providers electronically upload your course completion details to Credentia. Ask your training provider when they will submit and verify your course was completed.
IMPORTANT: Please do not attempt to create an online account before you receive an Activation email from Credentia (see step 4 that follows). This will only delay your registration.
Receive Activation email to create your account and register
Upon receipt of your training program information, Credentia will immediately send you an Activation email to create an online account. Please follow the instructions in the Activation email. If you do not receive an email and your training provider has confirmed sending your information to Credentia, please check your spam or bulk email folder.
The link provided in the activation email can only be clicked once. You must activate your account before the expiration date listed in the email.
If your notification is not in your junk or spam folder or you have not accessed your account within the allotted time period, please follow the “Account Recovery” process in the Step-by-step Candidate Guide.