New Jersey Homemaker-Home Health Aide Certification Training
Duration: 76 hours
Certification: Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite to becoming a Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aide.
Classroom and clinical/laboratory instruction are taught by Berkeley College faculty who are registered professional nurses approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The course consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction and 16 hours of clinical/laboratory instruction. The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires students to attend all 76 hours of instruction in order to be eligible for certification.
Job Outlook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Annual mean wage in New Jersey for a Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aide (CHHA) is $23,020. Employment of home health aides is projected to grow 38 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows, demand for the services of home health aides to provide assistance will continue to increase. For more information visit Bureau of Labor statistics : States Map and Bureau of Labor statistics: Home Health Aide Data.
There are requirements for certification in addition to completing this course. A criminal background check is a Board of Nursing prerequisite for certification as a CHHA in New Jersey. For additional prerequisites, visit the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affair's web site at Consumer Affairs : Health.
This course is offered at the Paramus Campus, which is located at 64 E. Midland Avenue, Paramus NJ.