If you are compassionate, hard-working and willing to help others, you may enter the field of healthcare by acquiring CNA certification in New Jersey. Becoming a certified nurse aide in NJ requires you to take the state-recognized program program and pass the competency exam. The certification process in the state is administered by the Department of Health. The same department manages the New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry. The CNA examination is conducted and graded by the PSI Services.
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You are eligible for obtaining certification in the state if you qualify any one of the following routes:
If you are applying for nurse aide certification by examination, follow the below steps:
Step 1 – After completing your CNA Program program, you are eligible to take the test. Download the application from the following link:
Step 2 – Submit the application to PSI.
Step 3 – After submission of the application, the instructor of your program program will schedule for the Skills Evaluation.
Step 4 – If your application is incorrect or incomplete, a notification will be sent by the PSI explaining the reason why the application is returned. You will also be provided instructions to complete the application form.
Step 5 – Take and pass both the sections – skills and written / oral of the exam within 2 years of completion of your program program.
If you are presently holding a CNA license in another state and your name is placed on that state’s nurse aide registry and on any state’s nurse aide abuse registry, and your certificate has not been revoked in any state, you may apply for nurse aide certification in New Jersey.
All CNAs are required to renew and update their license at least once in every 2 years, along with completing the fingerprint process. A PSI data renewal mailer will be mailed to you approximately 45 days before the expiry date.
In order to be recertified in the state, an individual must:
Use the following link to verify the status of your CNA licensure:
Click the below link to search the NJ Nurse Aide Registry:
You will be required to enter the below details:
In order to replace a lost care assistant or nurse aide certificate, or report an address, name, or employer change, you are required to contact:
New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry PSI
3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 1000
Hamilton Township, New Jersey – 08619
You can also call at the toll-free telephone number: 1-877-774-4243
If your nurse aide license has expired / lapsed and the date of your initial certification is more than five (5) years, you need to complete the following requisites:
If your nurse aide license has expired / lapsed and the date of your initial certification is less than five (5) years, you need to pass both Written (or Oral) and the Skills Evaluation Examination before the completion of 5 years of your initial license.
Question 1 – Where do I call for any queries related to the certification process in NJ?
Answer – In a few days, the registry will be available online. For questions related to the certification status, candidates can call at 1-877-774-4243.
Question 2 – How can I download the Candidate Information Bulletin?
Answer – You can email the PSI for the Candidate Information Bulletin at [email protected], or else download it from the below link:
Question 3 – How can I order CBI (Criminal Background Investigation) forms?
Answer – To order CBI forms, email at [email protected]. You must include the mailing address and the quantity needed while submitting your request.