It’s Laura from CNA Training & Testing Center. Thank you for your inquiry! Our Med Tech training is compliant with and satisfies the initial training requirement by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in order to assist residents with self-administered medications. As of right now, the State requirement is an initial six (6) hour instructor-led training which results in a certificate of training for Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication.
When residents can no longer manage their own medications in assisted living facilities (ALFs) and home health settings, they rely on Medication Technicians (Med Techs) to assist them and to communicate observations to their healthcare providers.
If you prefer to register in person, I am in the office Monday through Thursday 9am – 4:30pm and Fridays 9am – 1pm; however, I recommend visiting on non-testing days Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
There has never been a better time to pursue a healthcare career path. Whether you are looking for job security or plan to use it as a stepping stone to another career in healthcare, being a Med Tech is an excellent foundation and the future for healthcare is bright!
The cost for the Med Tech Course is $80.
There are a limited number of seats available in each class. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Candidate Requirements & Responsibilities
– If you are at least 18 years old, a high school diploma or GED is not required.
Previous healthcare experience is not required.
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As the baby-boom population ages, Medication Technicians will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older people who have chronic or progressive diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Increased opportunities are expected in home- and community-based settings as patient preferences and shifts in federal and state funding generate demand for care in these settings.
Overall employment of Medication Technicians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 220,200 openings for Medication Technicians is projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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. The training covers the required training for unlicensed staff involved with the management of medications and assistance with self-administered medications in accordance with Florida Laws for “assistance with self-administration of medication” as required by 429.256 and 429.52, F.S., and medication practices as required by Rules 58A-5.0185 and 58A-5.0191, F.A.C.
Upon successful completion of the training, participants receive a certificate of completion on the same day of the training.
With this Assistance with Self Administration of Medication training, unlicensed persons referred to as Medication Technicians will be prepared and certified to safely assist with self-administration of medication in the home health or assisted living facility settings in accordance with Florida Laws for assistance with self-administration of medication.
Sample Knowledge and Skill Topics
-Florida Law 429 and Medication Practices 58A
-Medication Administration and Safety Practices
-Self-Administration Medication Use and Storage
-Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication
-Read and understand a Prescription Label
-How to Assist with Oral and Topical Medications
-Additional Duties Allowed Under Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication