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The Nurse Aide field as a whole is growing and the demand from CNA classes in New Jersey is growing too! The record growth is not only being felt across nurse assisting but other growing allied health jobs in New Jersey! The time to take accredited CNA course in the Garden State is at this very moment, so lets not waste anymore time and get started now!

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How to become a CNA in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health handles all oversight for CNA training across New Jersey and they contract PSI Testing to administer CNA testing. Follow the steps below to become a CNA in New Jersey.

Step 1 – Candidates Must Fulfill all Entrance Prerequisites

The list below is all the necessary requirements that must be met for entry in to accredited CNA training in New Jersey.

HS graduate/GED
Be at least 18 years of age
Have a valid SSN
2-step PPD (TB test)
Pass drug test
Show proof of immunizations
Pass health screen
Pass background check
Buy supplies, textbooks and uniform (which are included in CNA program tuition/fees in some cases)

Step 2 – Register for a NJ approved CNA program

After full completion a New Jersey Department of Health approved CNA training program, you are able to register for and take the test for a CNA certification in New Jersey. The programs approved by the New Jersey Department of Health change are listed by county below.

Approved CNA Classes in New Jersey by County

Atlantic County

Academy of Healthcare Excellence 609-440-8954
927 N. Main St.
Pleasantville NJ 08232

Allied Health Training Institute 609-241-8486
1750 Zion Road Suite 106
Northfield NJ 08225

Atlantic Cape Community College 609-343-4863
1535 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City NJ 08401

Karing with Kindness 609-601-2150
700 New Road
Linwood NJ 08221
Carol Hutchison

PRN Training Center, LLC 856-459-3222
235 Dolphin Avenue
Northfield NJ 08225
Traci Mayo

Bergen County

Bergen Community College 201-447-7488
400 Paramus Road TEC 115
Paramus NJ 07652

Bergen Home Care and Nursing 201-342-3402
136 Essex Street
Hackensack NJ 07601

Christian Health Care 201-848-5200
301 Sicomac Ave
Wyckoff NJ 07481

Lincoln Technical Institute 201-845-6868
240 Bergen Town Center
Paramus NJ 07652

Burlington County

American Training Center 856-417-6882
794 Forklanding Rd., Suite 100
Maple Shade NJ 08052

Burlington County Institute of Technology 609-654-0200
10 Hawkins Road
Medford NJ 08055
Karen Cutler

Burlington County Institute of Technology 609-267-4226 x332
Adult Education Division
695 Woodlane Road
Westampton NJ 08060
Euphemia Lazarus

Genesis Burlington Woods 732-677-8823
115 Sunset Rd.
Burlington NJ 08016
Merit Training Institute 609-386-6400
2501 Burlington-Mt. Holly Rd., Ste. 113
Burlington NJ 08016

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Moe Shea Corporation* 609-324-9911
Three 3rd Street Suite 202
Bordentown NJ 08505
R. Tunde Azeez

Camden County

A1 Allied Health Training Institute 856-203-3526
231 Market Street
Camden NJ 08102
Patricia Leconte

Angels of Mercy Nursing Skills School 856-809-6012
505A White Horse Pike
Atco NJ 08004

Broadway Vocational Technical School 856-246-1070
442 South Broadway
Camden NJ 08103

Brooks Alternative Technical School 856-282-3371
701 Cooper Road Suite 11
Voorhees NJ 08043

Camden County College 856-968-1296
200 College Drive
Blackwood NJ 08012
Robynn Anwar

Camden County College 856-968-1296
200 North Broadway Suite 228
Camden NJ 08102
Robynn Anwar

Camden County Technical School 856-663-1040
6008 Browning Road
Pennsauken NJ 08109

Camden County Technical School (CCTS) 856-767-7000
343 Berlin Cross Keys Road Room 6-16 -at this time- only students of CCTS may
Sicklerville NJ 08081 attend CNA training at this site.
Joyce Turner

Prep Institute, Inc. 856-910-7650
6500 Madison Avenue Suite 13
Pennsauken NJ 08109

Cape May County

Cape Training Center 609-435-5358
Breakwater Plaza
3305 Bayshore Road Suite 3
North Cape May NJ 08204

PRN Training Center 856-459-3222
4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House NJ 08210
Traci Mayo

Cumberland County

Academy of Health Care Excellence 856-213-6756
854 North Main Road Suite F
Vineland NJ 08360 or

Cumberland County Technical Education Center 856-451-9000
3400 College Drive Ext. 245
Vineland, NJ 08360
Joy Wood

Medical Consultants Instructional Training Center (MCITC) 856-825-6655
207 Bogden Boulevard
Millville NJ 08332
Carol Johnson and/or Faith Carasco

PRN Training 856-459-3222
60 Lebanon Rd.
Bridgeton NJ 08302

Touchstone Institute 856-457-6100
313 West Landis Avenue (Admissions)
Vineland NJ 08360

Essex County

4 Tees Health Care Training School 973-444-6512
70 Long Street
East Orange NJ 07017
John Odefemi

Academy of Training & Employment 973-733-2727
936 Broad Street Suite 1
Newark NJ 07102
Grace Olagbegi

ALFA Health Care Training Institute 973-996-2170
1691 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood NJ 07040
Adewale Adefowoju

ALFA Health Care Training Institute 973-996-2170
40 Union Ave., Ste. 301
Irvington NJ 07111

AMG Medical Institute 973-601-5550
554 Bloomfield Avenue 3rd Floor
Bloomfield NJ 07003

Best Care Training Institute 973-673-3900
68 South Harrison Street
East Orange NJ 07018
Florence Brown

C & C Nurse Aide Training School 973-373-6667
1068 Clinton Avenue Suite 201
Irvington NJ 07111
Carolyn Rawlins

Center for Advanced Training & Studies 973-414-0116
50 S. Center St., 1 B
Orange NJ 07050

Com-Tec Institute 973-677-0791
44 Glenwood Ave
East Orange NJ 07017

Divine Medical Services 973-621-2200
15 William Street Second Floor
Newark NJ 07102

Divine Tech Institute 973-395-9501
60 Evergreen Place, Ste. 501
East Orange NJ 07018

Essex County College 973-877-3220
303 University Avenue
Newark NJ 07102
Mitra Choudhury

Essex Co. Voc. Tech. 973-412-2294
91 W. Market St.
Newark NJ 07103

Exodus Training & Employment 908-656-1275
134 Evergreen Place, Ste.711 B
East Orange NJ 07018

Longtree and Associates 848-218-1320
45 Pacific Avenue 732-757-9955
Middletown NJ 07748
Lourie Loughney

Nurses Vue Careertek Training Institute 973-678-6886
134 Evergreen Place, Suite 502
East Orange NJ 07018
Marjorie Theodule or Elie Thomas

Samuel Morris Career Institute of New Jersey 973-648-8000
701-703 McCarter Highway Suite 201
Newark NJ 07102
Nonyerem Okerfke

Unique Medical Training Center 973-371-0012
1230 Springfield Avenue
Irvington NJ 07111
Paul Usine

Gloucester County

Rowan College at Gloucester County 856-415-2216
1492 Tanyard Rd
Sewell NJ 08080
Felicia Carroll

Hudson County

Academy of Training & Employment @ Alaris Healthcare at the Fountains
(North Campus) 973-733-2727
595 County Ave
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Grace Olagbegi

Hudson County Community College 201-360-4261
870 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306
Catherine Sirangelo-Dean

The Institute for Health Education 201-217-1113
600 Pavonia Avenue Suite 1 (First Floor)
Jersey City NJ 07306
Vasudha Nayar

Workforce Advantage 201-865-1199
3608 Bergenline Ave
Union City NJ 07087
Elizabet Serna

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County Polytech 908-788-1119
8 Bartels Corner Road Suite 2 Ext 2007
Flemington NJ 08822
Christina Shockley

Mercer County

Berkel Training Institute* 609-392-1855
320 West State Street
Trenton NJ 08618

Fortis Institute 609-512-2560
2572 Brunswick Pike Suite 100
Lawrenceville NJ 08648

Mercer County Community College 609-570-3187
102 N Broad St.
Trenton NJ 08608

Mercer County Community College 609-570-3856
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor NJ 08550
Carol Clark

Mercer Med Tech 609-712-5499
1418 South Broad Street
Trenton NJ 08610
Shazia Qazi

New Life Healthcare Academy 609-638-1169
827 East State Street
Trenton NJ 08609

Middlesex County

E & S Academy 908-222-8494
2325 Plainfield Avenue Room 2
South Plainfield NJ 07080
Elena Nepokrytykh
Excel Career Training 732-828-8100
97 Bayard St., Ste. 201
New Brunswick NJ 08901

Health Professional Institute 732-339-1040
320 Raritan Avenue Second Floor Suite 207
Highland Park NJ 08904
Elena Vassileva-Kozel

Impetus Systems & Careers 732-246-4555
850 Carolier Lane Suite 101
North Brunswick NJ 08902
Hanumad Prasadvootukfer

Lincoln Tech Institute 732-548-8798
675 Route One South
Iselin NJ 08830

Middlesex County College 732-548-6000
2600 Woodbridge Ave West Hall Ext- 3814
Edison NJ 08818

Param Institute of Education 732-404-1415
200 Middlesex Essex Turnpike Suite 105
Iselin NJ 08830
Vipul Amin

Universal Training Institute 732-826-0155
174 Jefferson Street Second Floor
Perth Amboy NJ 08861
Claudia Houston

Monmouth County

Brookdale Community College 732-224-2011
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft NJ 07738
Janet Spetko

Genesis Jersey Shore Center 732-677-8823
3 Industrial Way East
Eatontown NJ 07724
Longtree and Associates* 848-218-1320
45 Pacific Avenue 732-757-9955
Middletown NJ 07748
Lourie Loughney
Barbara Rimorin

LTC Career Training 732-988-1700
444 Neptune Boulevard Suite 15
Neptune NJ 07753

Monmouth County Vocational School 732-739-0592
280 Atlantic Street
Keyport NJ 07735
Eileen Fennessey

Monmouth County Vocational School 732-431-7245
105 Neptune Boulevard Suite 305
Neptune NJ 07753
Dana Schaed

New Era Health Care Training 732-441-2273
92 Main Street
Matawan NJ 07747
Seth Oppong-Dwamena

Nursesvue Career Tech Institute 201-618-3706
1 Main St., Ste. 219
Eatontown NJ 07724

Morris County

Ace Health Care Training Institute Inc. 973-366-7171
8 South Morris Street Suite 202
Dover NJ 07801
Dustin Guzman

Berkeley College 973-366-6700
Dover Campus
1 West Blackwell Street
Dover NJ 07801

County College of Morris 973-328-5187
Henderson Hall Room 210 Ext- 3
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph NJ 07869

Crown Care, Inc. 973-441-0870
33 Lincoln Avenue
Livingston NJ 07039
Judy Harney

Longtree and Associates 848-218-1320
45 Pacific Avenue 732-757-9955
Middletown NJ 07748
Lourie Loughney
Barbara Rimorin

Merry Heart Health Care Center 973-584-4000
200 Route 10 West
Succasunna NJ 07876

Ocean County

AL Resources 732-773-1909
PO Box 314
Bayville NJ 08721
Andrea Kalman

Genesis Southern Ocean Center 732-677-8823
1361 Route 72 West
Manahawkin NJ 08050
Karing with Kindness 732-288-1600
2801 Route 37 East
Toms River NJ 08753

LTC Career Training 732-364-9600
700 Highway 70 East Suite 2
Lakewood NJ 08701

NR Training School 732-886-0096
1200 River Ave., Ste. 10 D
Lakewood NJ 08701

Ocean County Vocational Technical School 732-473-3100
1299 Old Freehold Road
Toms River NJ 08753
Jo-Ann Price

VARIS Health Consultants, Inc. 731-674-5134
1165 North Maple Avenue
Toms River NJ 08755
Denise VanTassell

Passaic County

AMG Medical Institute 973-278-0500
175 Market Street Suite 401
Paterson NJ 07505
Dr. Mabel Burdier-Guzman

Anderson Health Institute 973-684-5024
305 Broadway Second Floor
Paterson NJ 07501
Carolyn Anderson

ATC Academy 973-714-3370
680 Broadway Suite 7 973-742-0906
Paterson NJ 07514
Josephat Kitele
Branford Institute 973-881-9428
302 Main Street
Paterson NJ 07505

Fortis Institute 201-532-6995
201 Willowbrook Boulevard
Wayne NJ 07470

Milford Manor 973-697-5640
69 Maple Rd.
West Milford NJ 07480

Passaic County Technical Institute 973-389-4100
45 Reinhardt Road Ask for: Adult Night Program
Wayne NJ 07470 High School Students Program

Wanaque Center 973-839-2119
1433 Ringwood Ave Ext-126
Haskill NJ 07420

Workforce Advantage 908-342-1073
126 Market St.
Paterson NJ 07505

Salem County

Salem County Vocational and Technical School 856-351-2933
880 Route 45
Woodstown NJ 08098
Maria Alleva

Somerset County

Fellowship Academy 908-580-9425
1 E. High St.
Somerville NJ 08876

Maries Allied Health & Technology Institute 732-565-0898
863 Hamilton Street
Somerset NJ 08873
Sharon Macik

Prestige Medical Solutions 908-941-5946
490 Somerset Street 1st Floor
North Plainfield NJ 07060

Raritan Valley Community College 908-526-1200
P.O Box 3300
Somerville NJ 08876
Kathleen Michell

Sussex County

Homestead Rehabilitation 973-948-5400
129 Morris Turnpike
Newton NJ 07860

Union County

Ace Health Care Training Institute Inc. 908-851-2700
930 Stuyvesant Avenue Suite 8
Union NJ 07083
Thelma Guzman

Admiral William F. Halsey Health and Public Safety Academy 908-436-6600
641 South Street
Elizabeth NJ 07202
Eileen Mulroy

B&M Career Center/B&M Consultants 908-355-9315
214 Commerce Place
Elizabeth NJ 07201
Teresa Banks

Branford Institute 908-352-1004
570 North Broad Street Suite 16
Elizabeth NJ 07208
Adeola Owoade

E & S Academy 908-866-6662
40 Parker Road Suite B1
Elizabeth NJ 07208

Health Care Training Institute 908-851-7711
1969 Morris Avenue
Union NJ 07083

HPI School of Allied Health 908-687-0808
979 Lehigh Ave
Union NJ 07083

Humane Concepts Health Care 908-688-8184
1767 Morris Ave
Union NJ 07083

Partners Pharmacy 908-931-9111
70 Jackson Drive Ext 2298
Cranford NJ 07016
Dorothy Kritsch

PharmaCare 732-574-9434
136 Central Avenue Ext 105
Clark NJ 07066

Workforce Advantage 908-355-2288
49 Broad Street Second Floor
Elizabeth NJ 07201
Lorena Parra

Warren County

JKB Education Resources Inc. 917-763-8124
800 Fanning Mill Road
Stewartsville NJ 08886

Phillipsburg Center 908-454-2627
843 Wilbur Ave
Phillipsburg NJ 08865

Warren County Community College 908-835-2333
Phillipsburg Educational Center
445 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
Dianne Czar

Step 3 – Meet the training requirement for New Jersey

All candidates that want to become a CNA in New Jersey will have to complete a minimum of 40 hours in a hands-on clinical environment, and 90 hours of traditional CNA training before they are considered eligible for taking the NJ CNA Certification Exam.

Step 4 – Pass NJ CNA certification test

In New Jersey, you’ll be legally required to pass a nationally-administered examination for CNA certification – the NJ CNA Certification Exam. The certification examination is given by the national testing service PSI Testing. Monthly evaluation sites in New Jersey are typically in the towns and cities listed here. To determine when the upcoming test dates and times are at each venue, you need to talk to PSI Testing directly.
The skills sxam will cost $23. The written examination will cost $53. For a Spanish or English oral examination it will cost $67.

Step 5 – Get listed on the NJ Nursing Aide Registry

The New Jersey Department of Health Div. of Health Facilities and Licensing Nurse Aide Registry is the complete listing of employable nurse aides in New Jersey and all certified CNAs must be on the registry to be able to work in New Jersey as a CNA. The registry will be notified by the testing service after you have passed the NJ CNA Certification Exam. The process to get on the registry typically takes about 2 weeks.

NJ Department of Health
Div. of Health Facilities & Licensing
P.O. Box 367
120 S Stockton Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0367

CNA salary and jobs in the state of New Jersey

A 15% gain in new positions for nursing assistants in New Jersey will set the field of nurse assisting in NJ up for a great and bright future. We go in to detail about the salary expected for nurse aides across New Jersey below.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
New JerseyHourly$10.37$13.61$18.33
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJHourly$11.11$14.30$18.67
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJHourly$11.09$14.08$18.24
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJHourly$10.77$13.85$18.40
Newark-Union, NJ-PAHourly$10.42$13.79$18.53
Ocean City, NJHourly$10.74$13.73$17.87
Trenton-Ewing, NJHourly$10.39$13.24$17.07
Camden, NJHourly$9.99$12.76$17.37
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJHourly$9.96$12.45$16.88

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