32-Hour Medication Management Program

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As of January 1, 2017, the medication management training and record keeping services provided by the VCU Department of Gerontology under the contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services changed for both trainers and trainees. 

For trainees: The cost for a medication aide certificate increased from $7 to $10. Trainees will need to clarify with their trainer if this fee is included in the trainngi fee or if the trainee is responsible for this fee. If medication aides should need to replace their certificate, the fee is $10. 

For trainers: We no longer designate between "Master" and "Facility" trainer as these titles are no longer functional for the medication management training program. We will now simply use the term "trainer."

Additionally, trainers will now only be approved for 1 year and will need to renew their training certificate by March 31st of every year. This change is made to help us maintain an accurate and up-to-date database of trainers.

Trainer fees have also changed. New trainer fees will be two-tiered. If an indivdiual is currently an approved program provider with the Board of Nursing for the 68-hour medication managemnet trainngi curriculum required in licensed assisted living facilities, the trainer application fee is $30. If the indivdual is not currently approved by that program, the trainer application fee is $40. The annual trainer renewal fee is $12. 

Any new trainer approved between January 1st and March 31st of any calendar year will not have to pay a renewal fee until the following year. 

PLEASE NOTE: All materials must be mailed. We do not accept documents without payments attached (e.g., faxed or emailed) and we do not schedule appointments for drop off or payments or materials. 

All documents and checks should be mailed to:

VCU Department of Gerontology
Medication Mangaement 
PO Box 980228
Richmond, VA 23298