CHHA – New Jersey – Certified Home Health Aide
The purpose of the Board is to:
The Board protects the public by:
ensuring that nurses and certified homemaker- home health aides meet the requisite educational requirements for licensure or certification;
investigating and prosecuting nurses and certified homemaker-home health aides who do not perform their duties in compliance with State laws; and
adopting rules, regulations and policies governing the practice of nursing and certified homemaker-home health aides.
Please be advised that starting May 1, 2018, ALL applicants who wish to become a Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aide (CHHA) must apply for initial certification, with the Board of Nursing, ONLINE only. Paper applications for initial certification will no longer be accepted on or after May 1st.
Additionally, the Board of Nursing has eliminated the conditional/temporary work certification, so ALL applicants MUST undergo a criminal background check prior to beginning employment as a CHHA.

Minimum of 76 Hours

* Current nursing students who have completed the fundamentals of nursing can test without any additional training.
The curriculum must include the content outlined below:
The training staff may exercise discretion in determining the amount of time required to adequately teach each subject area.
Keep mind the minimum training time required must be met for each subject area and the training hours must total a minimum of 76 hours.
CHHA Training Programs in New Jersey
A homemaker-home health aide training program may be conducted by
State competency examination by the State Board or Board-approved testing service.
Home health aide training in New Jersey is in accordance with Part 484 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR) and Title 13 (Chapter 37) of the New Jersey Administrative Code.
Nurse aide certification involves training, practical skills evaluation, a written/oral exam and a criminal background check
Certification candidates must successfully complete the Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). The training course is 90 hours, consisting of 50 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours.