Medication Assistant Endorsement Program (CNAs Only)

About our course

Health Professionals Institute is proud to announce that we are the first school in Washington State to be approved to teach classes for the new Medication Assistant endorsement certification (MA-C). 

This certification allows CNAs to pass routine medications under the supervision of an RN. Obtaining this certification alleviates pressure from the floor nurse, allowing them more time to assess clients, perform treatments, and document care. Having an MC-A complete routine chores cuts costs and eases budget stress. 

We are excited to be able to offer this program to CNAs and skilled nursing facilities. More than thirty states already have MA-C programs in place and we are thrilled to be able to offer this program here in Washington.

Upcoming Course Schedule

Start Date: November  23rd

End Date: December 21st

Registration Deadline: November 11th, 2019

First day only: 9am - 3pm (saturday)

Class time: 3pm - 9pm

Class Days: M,W,F

**Class schedule and clinical rotation days and times can change without notice, please call or email for verification**

Call 253-252-3956 or Email To Enroll Today

Course Requirements & Tuition

  • Tuition: $1600
  • Registration fee: $100
  • Entrance exam fee: $20
  • Books: $50 (+tax)

There are short-term and long-term financing option available for those in need.

We also accept GI Bill® for military personnel.

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Classroom and Clinical 

Theory/Lab Hours: Total 60

Clinical Experience:  Hours 40

This is a 3-5 week course


  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must have High School Diploma, GED or Higher Education equivalency
  • Must have a current CNA License in good standing
  • Student's name must be on the DSHS-OBRA list
  • Student must pass the entrance exam with a 75% passing grade. The exam may be retaken, once, free of charge.
  • Foreign students must pass CELSA Test with 75% passing grade (if applicable). The test may be retaken free of charge.
  • Students must have a current CPR/FIRST AID card
  • Complete a background inquiry form. Any record of crimes against persons will prevent an individual from working in this field.
  • Provide documentation of a completed 2 steps tuberculosis test. If positive, the student must get a chest x-ray.
  • Clinical facilities may require additional information, such as MMR and Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Obtain a background check through the Washington State Patrol at for $15

Class Calendar