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Avera Med Aide Training DHS Curriculum

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Registration approval confirmation and login access will be sent via e-mail. Every effort will be made to respond to your request for registration within 48 hours of your registration submission, if received Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, excluding major holidays.

Fees & Payment

Contact Avera Education & Staffing Solutions at 605-668-8475 or averasolutions@avera.org for fee information.


Welcome to Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions DHS Curriculum©.

The Medication Aide Training Program utilizes on-line learning modules, chapter quizzes, an on-line lab and quiz, example MARs, and a 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation, in educating Med Aides. Avera Education & Staffing Solutions’ program is designed to prepare the student to skillfully and safely administer medications in a facility which is a direct home and community based service provider recognized by the Division of Developmental Disabilities, a division of the South Dakota Department of Human Services.

The State of South Dakota requires students in the Medication Aide Training Program to have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent to enroll in the program. It is the facility responsibility to ensure this is obtained and in personnel file.

Class Cancellation Policy - All Cancellations made within 5 business days of registration will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Anytime cancellations made after 5 business days will be charged the full course fee. (If student logs into an exam at any time the full program fee will be charged regardless of cancellation timeframe)

Program Layout:

  • Complete Unit 1 on-line modules
  • Complete Unit 1 Exam with passing score of at least 90%. One retake allowed if necessary (must be completed prior to advancing to Unit 2)
  • Complete Unit 2 on-line modules
  • Complete Unit 2 Exam with passing score of at least 90%. One retake if allowed if necessary (must be completed prior to advancing to On-line Lab)
  • On-line lab and quiz must be completed prior to advancing to the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation
  • Complete 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation with facility RN Instructor (hands-on activity, not online)
  • Upon successful completion of all components of the program a certificate will be awarded by the facility RN.

RN Instructor or his/her designee to proctor exams.

Required Materials:

Facilities must provide each student with the textbook, Sorrentino, S. & Remmert, L. (2009), Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants, Mosby: St. Louis, MO. Our MATP and this textbook are approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. This textbook may be purchased from Elsevier or from a vendor of choice.

On-line access to Med Aide Training Program Self-Paced Classroom.

The syllabus, training documentation form, and other documents needed for your course are located at the top of your course page. Email averasolutions@avera.org or call 605.668.8475 for assistance.

Reminder: AESS encourages all Med Aide Training documentation be stored at facility including high School Diploma/GED or equivalent, Training Documentation, and 1:1 Clinical Skills Checklist.


Avera Education & Staffing Solutions at 605-668-8475 or send an email

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