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: June 8th, 2019

End Date: July 10th, 2019

Registration Deadline: May 25th, 2019

*Pls see schedule below

Please note this course is now an evening course.

Class time: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Clinical times: 6:30am-3:00pm

For a more specific course schedule, please click on the course calendar below.

Call 253-252-3956 or Email To Enroll Today

Course Information

This is a 3-5 week course which costs


  • Registration fee $60
  • Tuition $1500
  • Book $50
  • Entrance Exam $15

Total Payments $1625

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

We also accept G.I. Bill for military personnel.

Classroom and Clinical 

Theory/Lab Hours: Total 60

Clinical Experience:  Hours 40


  • 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 $12

Class Calendar