Information for Medication Aides

To become certified as a Medication Aide in a DSS-licensed facility, you must mail to the VCU Department of Gerontology the following: 

  • A complete Medication Management Individual Training Record signed by the instructor
  • A complete Trainee Task Record signed by the student and instructor 
  • Check or Money Order for $10.00 made out to the Department of Gerontology (Do Not Send Cash)

Please allow 5-10 business days for certificates to be mailed. 

*You are required to take a refresher course every three (3) years. Contact your facility for more information. 

To obtain a duplicate copy of your Medication Aide Certificate, you must mail to the VCU Department of Gerontology the following: 

  • A complete Medication Aide Certificate Request Form
  • Check or Money Order for $10.00 made out to the Department of Gerontology (Do Not Send Cash)

Please allow 5-10 business days for certificates to be mailed. 

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