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Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE)

The Medication Aide Certification Examination (MACE) is a national medication aide certification examination administered to nurse aides who choose to receive additional training to become certified medication aides. NCSBN develops the MACE examination and administers the exam with the contractual assistance of Pearson VUE. Once certified, these medication aides serve an important role in hospitals and long-term care facilities by helping distribute medications and monitoring for adverse reactions.


  • Candidate Handbook Adobe Acrobat required (408 KB pdf)
    The Candidate Handbook is the most comprehensive resource for prospective licensees.
Last updated 2013-09-24