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Downtown Newark, NJ

Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aides


Inquiries about CHHAs may be forwarded to

Joanne Leone
Executive Director

Deborah Zuccarelli, BSN, RN​
Deputy Executive Director

P.O. Box 45010
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Please be advised that starting May 1, 2018, ALL applicants who wish to become a Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aide (CHHA) must apply for initial certification, with the Board of Nursing, ONLINE only. Paper applications for initial certification will no longer be accepted on or after May 1st.

Additionally, the Board of Nursing has eliminated the conditional/temporary work certification, so ALL applicants MUST undergo a criminal background check prior to beginning employment as a CHHA.

Employers and Training Programs should review the letter by the Board of Nursing for detailed instructions.  The respective letters can be found on the "Application and Forms" page off of the Board’s CHHA website.

When you or a loved one are recovering after an illness and need assistance at home, it is reassuring to know you can hire a certified homemaker-home health aide (CHHA). You should know that the agencies that employ aides are regulated by the Division of Consumer Affairs, and the aides themselves are regulated by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Links from this page provide information you may find helpful in learning about CHHAs and agencies.

Before purchasing the services of a certified homemaker-home health aide, you should review with your nurse, doctor or hospital discharge planner the care that needs to be provided. Being informed about certified homemaker-home health aide services before a healthcare crisis arises will save you time and money, reduce stress and allow you to make an educated decision.

Last Modified: 1/28/2019 5:27 AM