CNA Training in New Jersey (Free & Paid Classes Info)

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CNA Training in New Jersey

If you want to become a CNA in New Jersey, you are obliged to complete a program provided by the Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP).

There is a whole bunch of facilities that provide CNA training program throughout the state.

After completing your training you need to pass the exam to become a CNA.

Free CNA Classes in New Jersey

To get more info about schools and facilities that offer free CNA training programs in New Jersey, use the table below.

There is their contact info in the list.

CNA Free Training LocationCityPhone
Absecon Manor
Absecon, NJ 08201(609)646-5400
Andover Subacute & Rehab Centers
Andover, NJ 07821(973) 383-6200
Crystal Lake Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Bayville, NJ 08721(732)269-0500
Cumberland Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation
Bridgeton, NJ 08302(856)455-8000
Arbor Glen Center
Bridgewater, NJ 08807(908) 595-6500
Abigail House for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Camden, NJ 08102(856)365-8500
Avista Healthcare
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002(856) 675-3000
Daughters of Miriam Center / The Gallen Institute
Clifton, NJ 07011(973) 772-3700
Franciscan Oaks
Denville, NJ 07834(973)586-6000
Gateway Care Center
Eatontown, NJ 07724(732)542-4700
Galloway Nursing & Rehabilitation
Galloway, NJ 08205(609) 748-9100
Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690(609) 586-1114
Bayshore Community Hospital
Holmdel, NJ 07733(732)739-5900
Forest Manor
Hope, NJ 07844(908)459-4128
Cusack Care Center
Jersey City, NJ 07306(201)653-8300
Concord Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
Lakewood, NJ 08701(732)367-7444
Delaire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Linden, NJ 07036(908) 862-3399
The Gardens at Monroe
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831(609) 448-7036
Chestnut Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Passaic, NJ 07055(973)777-7800
Doctors Subacute Care
Paterson, NJ 07522(973)942-8899
Amboy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861(732)826-0500
AristaCare at Whiting
Road Whiting, NJ 08759(732)849-4300
Bey Lea Village Care Center
Toms River, NJ 08753(732) 240-0090
Christian Health Care Center
Wyckoff, NJ 07481(201) 848-5200

Regulatory Body for CNAs in New Jersey

The State of New Jersey Department of Health is responsible for CNA Registry administration.

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CNA Exam Administration in New Jersey

PSI, which is a third party vendor is responsible for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Exam in Mississippi.

The test is rather hard and challenging but you can try some practice tests before enrolling in an actual one.

You can use our free CNA test to get ready for the final examination.

CNA Requirments in New Jersey

To become a CNA in New Jersey, you need to complete the Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP).

The program contains 90 hours of training that are divided into:

  • 50 hours of theoretical classes;
  • 40 hours of clinical training.

After completing the training, students need to pass the CNA certification exam.

CNA Exams in New Jersey

The standard CNA certification test consists of a written test and skills evaluation.

Consider the fact that you may take an oral exam instead of a written test.

Also, it should be noted that New Jersey students are obliged to complete skills evaluation first.

It aims to check your proficiency in 5 main skills and requires 80% score to be passed.

Among the skills that are evaluated there are:

  • Hand Washing;
  • Ambulation with a Gait Belt;
  • Placing Bedpan;
  • Dressing Resident;
  • Feeding a Dependent Resident;
  • Foot Care;
  • Making an Occupied Bed;
  • Denture Care.

After completing the evaluation, you get the notification about your results within 10 days.

As soon as the first part passed successfully, students are able to enroll in the written test.

It contains 60 questions and should be done in 90 minutes.

CNA Test Cost in New Jersey

The cost of the written test and skills evaluation is $76 while the oral test and skills evaluation costs $90.

The exam can be taken in English and in Spanish.

CNA Test Facilities in New Jersey

There are 10 locations in New Jersey where you can take your exam:

  • Secaucus;
  • North Brunswick;
  • Paramus;
  • New Providence;
  • New Brunswick;
  • Parsippany;
  • Northfield;
  • Hamilton Square;
  • Cherry Hill;
  • Brick.

Average CNA’s Salary in New Jersey

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $29 400 in New Jersey.

LocationAvg. Salary
Newark, NJ$35 817
Jersey City, NJ$37 950
Paterson, NJ$36 162
Elizabeth, NJ$35 817
Lakewood Township, NJ$35 722
Edison, NJ$35 190
Woodbridge Township, NJ$35 190
Toms River, NJ$35 212
Hamilton Township, NJ$35 190
Clifton, NJ$36 162
Trenton, NJ$35 441
Brick Township, NJ$35 737
Camden, NJ$33 747
Cherry Hill, NJ$33 747

New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry

To get more info about CNA career, get in touch with the New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry.

New Jersey CNA Registry
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services
Division of Long Term Care Systems
140 Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-9171
Fax: (609) 341-3552

CNA Training in New Jersey

There is also a bunch of CNA training programs in New Jersey that require tuition.

Use the list below to get more info about such offers.

Training LocationCityPhone
Atlantic Cape Community CollegeAtlantic City, NJ 08401(609) 343-4800
Camden County CollegeBlackwood, NJ 08012(856) 227-7200
Moe Shea CorporationBordentown, NJ 08505(609) 324-9911
PRN Training Center, LLCBridgeton, NJ 08302(856) 459-3222
Cumberland County Technical Education CenterBridgeton, NJ 08360(856) 451-9000
ASI Career InstituteBurlington, NJ 08016(609) 526-5074
Pharma Care, Inc.Clark, NJ 07066(732) 574-9015
Partners Pharmacy Cranford, NJ 07016(877) 919-9399
Best Care Training InstituteEast Orange, NJ 07017(973) 673-3900
B&M Career CenterElizabeth, NJ 07201(908) 355-9315
Workforce AdvantageElizabeth, NJ 07202(908) 355-2299
Branford InstituteElizabeth, NJ 07208(908) 352-1004
Hudson County Community CollegeJersey City, NJ 07306(201) 714-7100
Brookdale Community CollegeLincroft, NJ 07738(732) 224-2345
Essex County CollegeNewark, NJ 07102(973) 877-3000
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of NewarkNewark, NJ 07107(973) 596-4100
Impetus Systems & CareersNorth Brunswick, NJ 08902(732) 246-4555
Bergen Community CollegeParamus, NJ 07652(201) 447-7100
Camden County Technical SchoolsPennsauken, NJ 08081(856) 663-1040
Universal Training InstitutePerth Amboy, NJ 08861(732) 826-0155
Brooks Alternative Technical SchoolRunnemede, NJ 08078(856) 939-8300
Humane Concepts Healthcare Training SchoolUnion, NJ 07083(908) 688-8184
Healthcare Training InstituteUnion, NJ 07083(908) 851-7711
Ace Healthcare Training InstituteUnion, NJ 07083(908) 851-2700
Warren County Community CollegeWashington, NJ 07882(908) 835-WCCC (9222)
Passaic County Technical InstituteWayne, NJ 07470(973) 790-6000
Mercer County Community CollegeWest Windsor, NJ 08550(609) 586-4800
Burlington County Institute of TechnologyWestampton, NJ 08060(609) 267-4226
Salem County Vocational Technical SchoolsWoodstown, NJ 08098(856) 769-0101

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  1. Avatar for Sharron Davis Sharron Davis

    I had no idea there were this many options for CNA training in New Jersey! This is actually good news for me. I wanted to get certified and did not want to leave New Jersey. I was under the impression I only had two options or I had to travel elsewhere. Very useful information here, many thanks!

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