Certified Homemaker Home Health Aide Program (CHHA)

NJ Care Pro is a 60-hour theory and didactic certified home health aide training course offered in an online interactive format which makes it a very flexible and convenient way of learning.  There is also supervised practical training and a mandatory 16 hours of clinical skills in our on-site skills lab. The final step of the training program is the administration of a 1-hour proctored exam which is scheduled with the program coordinator on specified test dates for each session offered. A staff member will do a weekly check-in with each student to give guidance, support and answer any questions the students may have, along with ensuring that the student is completing the courses according to the schedule.


After taking this course and meeting all of the certified home health aide requirements, a caregiver is then eligible to apply for a certification as a homemaker home health aide with the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The staff of New Jersey Caregiver Academy will guide each student through the application process.

• 2 hour orientation at site location

• 60 hours of online education 

• Skills training in person (2 days/16 hours)

• 1 hour proctored exam at site location by appointment

Nursing Students

Current nursing students who have successfully completed a course in fundamentals/basic nursing may take a competency examination without completing an approved training program. 

Nursing Students procedure to become a CHHA: 

• Must be a current nursing student

• Have an official transcript sent from school/college reflecting successful completion of fundamentals of Nursing 101

• Complete a skills/competency test with an agency in New Jersey

• Have a pending promise of employment with a facility that hires CHHA's in NJ

• Submit a completed Initial Homemaker Home Health Aide application with applicable fees to The New Jersey Board      of Nursing and other required documents

• Submit proof of completion of the skills/competency test from school/agency in writing with application

Certified Nurse Assistant Bridge to Certified Homemaker

Home Health Aide Program (CNA-CHHA)

This program is the CNA to CHHA Bridge in which the on-line courses consists of 10 hours of education on the required Home Care curriculum set up according to the New Jersey Board of Nursing. There is a 2 hour in person education session required. After completion of the online modules, administration of the 1 hour proctored exam and skills training is required of all students. You must have a current New Jersey CNA certificate to participate in this course.


• 2 hour session at site location

• 10 hours of online education

• 1 hour proctored exam at site location by appointment

• Skills training at site location (same day as test/approximately 4 hours)

CHHA Reinstatement: Competency Evaluation/Skills Test


Every New Jersey CHHA must renew his or her license every other year in November or the license becomes inactive

or expires. If your license has expired within the last 5 years follow the steps outlined below to have it reinstated.

1. Complete the Competency Evaluation/skills test verification (Must be completed by a regulated approved

    agency by the Board of Nursing, contact New Jersey Caregiver Academy.

2. Fully complete the CHHA Reinstatement Application, with the appropriate fees and have agency submit

    it to the NJ Board of Nursing.


If a CHHA has expired more than 5 years the entire 76 hour CHHA program must be completed again.

(See NJCA class schedule.)

To become a CHHA in New Jersey, all applicants:

• must be at least 18 years of age

• be a US citizen or qualified legal alien

• have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

• physically capable of performing physical tasks such as lifting, getting patients into and out of bed, providing bed      

  baths, aiding transfers for those with limited mobility and other patient related care

• the New Jersey Board of Nursing also requires that applicants be current on child support obligations, not be in

  default of any student loans and not been convicted of any “Disqualifying Crimes”. 

• applicants will have to pass a criminal background check and once that is completed the New Jersey Board of

  Nursing will contact each candidate for fingerprinting

New Jersey CHHA Requirements: