Understand Training Requirements for New Jersey

Caregivers can get the following training through CareAcademy

  • Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs) need 76-hours of approved curriculum provided by an approved agency and 12 hours of annual training which CareAcademy offers.

  • Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) are able to take a CNA to CHHA bridge training program to become CHHAs which CareAcademy offers. 

  • Commission for Accreditation of Home Care (CAHC) certified agencies must offer orientation in specific topics which CareAcademy offers.

  • Health Care Service Firm (HCSF) certified agencies must offer orientation in specific topics which CareAcademy offers. 

 

 

What are we calling caregivers in this state?

  • Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Number of hours to meet the requirement for initial onboarding training

 

  • Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)  – 76 hours
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) – 90 hours

Number of hours to meet the requirement for annual training

  • Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) –  12 hours
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) – do not have an annual training requirement

      What do you need to know about caregiver training requirements?

      Caregiver training requirements are determined by the care setting in which they work. Care settings in New Jersey are licensed. The different Agency license types in New Jersey include: 

      Home Care Service Firms

      Home Health Agency

      Hospice

      Assisted Living Facility

      Important to know

      Licensing Authorities

      • Commission for Accreditation of Home Care (CAHC)
      • Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
      • Board of Nursing (BON)

      Which classes meet the requirements? 

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      Certified Home Health Aide initial training

      Some required topics include:

      • Communication
      • Body Systems and Common Diseases
      • Infection Control

      A few CareAcademy class solutions

      • Communicating with Older Adults
      • Working with an Aging Population
      • Maintaining a Clean & Healthy Environment (Infection Control)
      • Emergency Procedures
      • Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1
      Z

      Certified Home Health Aide annual training

      Some required topics include:

      • Topics are not specified for annual training requirements for Certified Home Health Aides. For best practices, Certified Home Health Aides are recommended to take annual training in areas specific to their competency needs and client population.

      A few CareAcademy class solutions

      • CARE0202 – Clients’ Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention 
      • CARE0300 – Assisting with Personal Care Through ADLs 
      • CARE0400 – Assisting with Independent Living Through IADLs 
      • CARE0803 – Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 2 
      • CARE1200 – Introduction to Dementia Care
      Z

      CNA initial training

      • CNAs must complete initial training through an approved vocational school.
      Z

      CNA annual training

      Some required topics include:

      • Annual training is not required for Certified Nurse Aides. For best practices, CareAcademy recommends Certified Nurse Aides take annual training in areas specific to their competency needs and client population.

      A few CareAcademy class solutions:

      • CARE0202 – Clients’ Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention 
      • CARE0300 – Assisting with Personal Care Through ADLs 
      • CARE0400 – Assisting with Independent Living Through IADLs 
      • CARE0803 – Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 2 
      • CARE1200 – Introduction to Dementia Care

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