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New Jersey Home Health Aides are certified through the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Visit their website at:http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/hhh/Pages/default.aspx. Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs) are required to be employed by a Home Health Care Agency working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Per Board of Nursing regulations, a CHHA is not allowed to work privately in the home without RN supervision.

The certification process begins when you finish and pass the course. You will first need to complete the appropriate application.

The applications need to be filled out completely and truthfully. You will be notarized on the affidavit that the application contains truthful information. Any information that comes back that is not truthful can result in immediate denial of your certification.

Citizenship/Immigration Status: US citizens are to provide birth certificates or valid passports and social security cards with the state application (copies are permitted). Permanent residents will need to provide copies of their permanent resident card (front and back) along with any other immigration paperwork.

Legal Name Change: If you have ever legally changed your name, whether through marriage, divorce or just a name change, documents will need to be provided to prove the legal name change. Documents include: Marriage certificate, court documents, divorce decrees, etc. Copies are permitted.

Student Loans: If you have a student loan out that you are in default of, meaning you aren't making your required payments; you are to contact your loan provider and set up a new payment plan. Student loans in deferment or forbearance are not included in defaulted loans. Documentation of this new payment plan must be provided with your state application. Students that are in default and do not send in the required documents may potentially be denied. Please read the application carefully.

Child Support: The BON will deny students that are in arrears of their child support obligations. This is only for those that are paying OUT child support to another party. Please read the questions and section on child support carefully.

Criminal Convictions/Disqualifying Crimes: At the end of the initial application is a list of disqualifying crimes. When you answer the question about being convicted of a disqualifying crime (#15 on the initial application), please be honest. If you answer you have NOT been convicted and you have been the BON may automatically deny you. The best thing to do is be honest and provide as much documentation as possible for the BON to review. Documents include: judgments, rehabilitation documents, a letter as to what happened and how you learned from it, etc. The BON will review each case separately and will determine if they will certify you or not.

In the initial application, it is extremely important that you carefully read questions 17-23 which pertain to any previous certifications/licenses in NJ or any other state or the attempt to apply for one (Question #16). If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions, please provide additional documentations on a separate sheet of paper to include with the application.

Passport Photo: The passport photo is not your passport. The photo is a 2”X2”, also known as the passport photo due to its size. It can be taken at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite-Aid, etc. This photo is to have a white background, your face and shoulders. Your features must be clear. NO SELFIES! Please review the sample picture to the right. 

Money Order/Check: The BON sets fees that vary from $50.00 to $120.00 for certification. At time of registration, you will be informed of the fees that you will need to pay at the end of the class. These fees ARE NOT included in the class cost. Your Money Order or Check must be made out to the New Jersey Board of Nursing and must have your name somewhere on it, such as a memo field. If you pay by personal check, please be aware that if there are not sufficient funds at time of processing, your application will be returned and you may have to pay an additional fee.

Employment: As a CHHA you must be employed by an agency while working under the supervision of a RN. At the time your application is sent out, you want to have a promise of employment by an agency. You don’t have to start working yet, but they should have an intention of hiring you upon certification. You will need a letter on company letterhead with their intent on hiring. This should be included with your application to be mailed out. It can be sent out separately but you will not be certified without that letter. You are not obligated to apply for employment with Sunlight Care but if you are interestred you may apply online at: https://sunlightcare.ersp.biz/index.cfm?event=Apply.index

The certification process can take anywhere from 2-6 months (or even longer depending on your application and the answers provided).

Below is an average time line most students’ experience.

Once class finishes/you pass:

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