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About Our CHHA Classes

CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE TRAINING NJ

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Everything you need to know is described below. If you still have questions after reading all the information below please contact Sunlight Care at (856) 780-4003 from 8:00AM – 4:30PM Monday – Friday.

 

Sunlight Care LLC provides day and night training programs to become a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Our program is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and we are a training provider for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. We also provide day and night programs to bridge a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) to Certified Home Health Aide.

Classes will be held at Sunlight Care offices as shown below. We have offices at 505 S. Lenola Rd., Suite 111, Moorestown NJ and at 2156 Rt. 37, 2nd floor, Manchester NJ 08759.
The Moorestown facility is right on the 413 bus route with easy access from Camden, Pennsauken, Burlington, Westampton, Eastampton, Mt. Holly, Lumberton, Cherry Hill, Pemberton and Pemberton Heights. Bus route info can be found at http://www.sunlightcare.com/healthcare-jobs-accessible-by-bus.html
The Manchester facility is located for easy access from Toms River, Brick, Barnegat, Bay Head, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley, Jackson, Lacey, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Long Branch, Island Heights,  Ocean Gate, Point Pleasant.

 

What is a Home Health Aide?

Home Health Aides assist those who can’t complete their Activities of Daily Living on their own anymore. Primarily personal care such as bathing, dressing, and feeding services are provided to the clients so they are allowed to stay in the comfort of their own home.

How do I become a Home Health Aide?

The CHHA course consists of 60 hours of class lecture and 16 hours of training in our on-site skills lab. Once training is complete, students will have the knowledge and skills required by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to become a Certified Home Health Aide.

I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant in New Jersey; can I become a Home Health Aide?

The CNA to CHHA bridge class consists of 10 hours of class lecture covering the required Home Care Module. You must have an active NJ CNA license to take this class. Once training is complete, students will have the knowledge required by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to become a Certified Home Health Aide.

What are the requirements to become a HHA?

Applicants must be 18 years of age, U.S. citizens or qualified legal alien, and have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently. They must be physically capable of participating in class work such as lifting, getting patients out of bed, giving bed baths, aiding transfers for those with limited mobility, and other patient related care. The NJ Board of Nursing requires that applicants be current on child support obligations, not be in default of student loans, not been convicted on any “Disqualify Crimes”. You will have to pass a criminal background check and be fingerprinted. You will be asked to demonstrate that you can read and write English. You must bring your government issued ID and your social security card to register for the class. If you are not a US citizen you must bring in proof of eligibility to work in the USA. A birth certificate is also required for the Board of Nursing application.

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CHHA Day Class CHHA Night Class Bridge Day Class (CNA to CHHA) Bridge Night Class (CNA to CHHA)  

When is it due?

Registration $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 ASAP– Holds  Seat
Tuition $300.00* $400.00* $50.00 $100.00 1 Week before class starts
Total $400.00 $500.00 $150.00 $200.00
*For the CHHA Classes, the textbook is included in the tuition. $50.00** $50.00**
**Textbook can be loaned with a deposit of $50.00 which will be returned at the end of class when textbook is returned.

 

Are there any other fees besides the class fees?

  • The Board of Nursing charges $80.00 for the application fee and licensing fee. This must be sent to the BON with your state application in the form of a Money Order. Please make it payable to the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
  • Lost Book Replacement Fee: $50
  • Book Deposit Fee: $50
  • Notebook and pens (Bring your own or buy from us for $10)
  • Scrubs are required to be worn every day (Bring your own or buy monogrammed scrubs from us for $150)

 What types of payments do you accept?

We accept Cash, Money Orders and Credit Cards. Credit Card transactions must include a 3% processing fee for payments or refunds.

What happens if class is cancelled or delayed?

If for any reason your booked class is delayed or cancelled you may obtain a refund or apply your payments to a future scheduled class.

When is payment due for class?

  • The $100.00 registration fee is due as soon as possible to hold your seat as class size is limited to 20.
  • The balance must be paid 1 week before the first day of class to keep your seat.
  • If you fail to pay tuition in full, your seat it will be offered to an alternate student and you will have to take a different class.
  • You will only be allowed to switch classes once.

 What if I can’t make the first day of class or a day in between?

Unfortunately, you must attend every day. The Board of Nursing will not be able to certify you if you do not complete all 76 hours of training. Please make sure to arrange for child care or move non-urgent appointments to before or after the class.

What if I need to make up a class due to an emergency?

            If you have to miss a class that can’t be avoided, there will be make up fees. For half a day, it will cost an additional $50.00 and must be scheduled with one of the instructors. If you have to make a full day, it will cost an additional $100.00 and will have to be scheduled with one of the instructors or during the next available course. If you miss anything more than 1 day, you will not be able to graduate the course.         

 

What if I can’t make the whole class I signed up for and need to cancel?

Cancellation with full refund (less $100 registration fee) will be provided if requested one week or more prior to start of class. Cancellation fee of full tuition will be charged if cancelled less than 1 week before class starts. You may request a transfer to an alternate class one time. To request a transfer of classes, please come into the office and fill out the proper forms.

What is the class schedule?

South Jersey Schedule Central Jersey Schedule
These are the NJ Board of Nursing
approved dates
These are the NJ Board of Nursing
approved dates
2016-2017 Schedules for
Daytime CHHA Classes in Moorestown, NJ
(Monday through Friday 8AM to 4:30 PM each day)
2016-2017 Schedules for
Daytime CHHA Classes in Manchester, NJ
(Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00 PM each day)
2016 2016
  • August 1 to August 12
  • September 12 to September 23
  • October 3 to October 14
  • November 7 to November 18
  • December 5 to December 16
  • August 15 to August 26
  • September 19 to September 30
  • October 17 to October 28
  • November 21 to December 6
2017 2017
  • January 2 to January 13
  • February 6 to February 17
  • March 6 to March 17
  • April 3 to April 14
  • May 1 to May 12
  • June 5 to June 16
  • January 16 to January 27
  • February 20 to March 3
  • March 20 to March 31
  • April 17 to April 28
  • May 15 to May 26
  • June 19 to June 30
2016-2017 Schedules for Daytime
CNA to CHHA Bridge Classes
(Thursday through Friday 8AM to 4:30 PM each day)
2016-2017 Schedules for Daytime
CNA to CHHA Bridge Classes
(Thursday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:00 PM each day)
2016 2016
  • August 11 and August 12
  • September 22 and September 23
  • October 13 and October 14
  • November 17 and November 18
  • December 15 and December 16
  • August 25 and August 26
  • September 29 and September 30
  • October 27 and October 28
  • December 5 and December 6
2017 2017
  • January 12 and January 13
  • February 16 and February 17
  • March 16 and March 17
  • April 13 and April 14
  • May 11 and May 12
  • June 15 and June 16
  • January 26 and January 27
  • March 2 and March 3
  • March 30 and March 31
  • April 27 and April 28
  • May 25 and May 26
  • June 29 and June 30
2016-2017 Schedules for Evening CHHA Classes
(Monday through Thursday 6PM to 10:00 PM each night):
2016
  • September 12 to October 13
  • October 24 to November 29
2017
  • February 27 to March 30
  • April 24 to May 25
2016-2017 Schedules for Evening CNA to CHHA Bridge Classes
(Monday through Thursday 6PM to 10:00 PM each night)
2016
  • October 4, 5, 6, 10
  • November 21,22, 28, 29
2017
  • March 27, 28, 29, 30
  • May 22, 23, 24, 25

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What are the class rules?

  • Be present in class every day wearing scrubs, arrive on time and will not leave until dismissed by the teacher.
  • Not use a cell phone while in class or be disruptive in any way. You get only 1 warning.
  • Park in the designated back parking area by fence. See map by the front entrance.
  • Dispose of trash in the Sunlight Care office trash can – not the bathroom trash cans.
  • Leave class if you need to use the bathroom. Do not wait for breaks.
  • Have breakfast before class and bring a lunch & snacks to keep energy up during class.
  • Not work an overnight shift the night before class.
  • Not congregate in groups at the entrances of the building – no loitering & no smoking within 25 feet of the building.
  • Not utilize the bathrooms in groups during breaks. We need to avoid overcrowding the bathrooms.
  • Not curse, fight, scream, argue, or be disruptive while in class, outside the classroom, or in the general building.
  • Respect the building and the other office tenants- Keep your voices down while in the hall
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