Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

DHC_001Our Certified Home-Health Aide (CHHA) program is designed to provide exceptional training by providing student with the knowledge and skills required to be a state certified home health aide. Students will have the opportunity to have hands on instruction in both traditional classroom and clinical settings. The course will cover key areas such as: how to provide in home support to elderly and ill individuals; education on basic health care, customer service, social perceptiveness, medicine and dentistry, active listening; as well as judgment and decision-making skills.

The basic job responsibilites of a Certified Home Health Aide include providing direct bedside care to patients and also performing a variety of miscellaneous duties as requested, such as obtaining household items, running errands, and light housework.

This program will be extended with 20 more hours for those students interested in Baby Nurse training. Students will have instruction on how to assist mothers with breastfeeding/formula preparation, sleeping and feeding schedules, umbilical cord/bris care, bathing and hair washing, as well as baby laundry.

Becoming a Certified Home Health Aide (CHA) affords students with the opportunity to have one of the fastest growing professions within the Allied Health and professional health care services sector. Certified Home Health Aides are projected to see increased demand and hiring opportunities as older adults (the main recipients of home health care services) continue to become the fastest growing population within the United States. In addition, Certified Home Health Aides serve as an effective and affordable alternative to traditional hospital care as providers and payers continue to seek reductions in healthcare costs.

After graduation students will be prepared to take the state-licensing exam. After successful completion of the exam, the graduate will have the ability to obtain an entry-level position with a licensed home health agency.


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent as determined by the NJ Department of Education.
  • If the prospective student does not have a HS diploma or Equivalent, he/she will need to show evidence of at least an 11th grade reading level as determined by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), a state recognized test as indicated by the National Skills Standard Board.

Dorson Vocational Training Institute, is a division of Dorson Home Care, which is fully licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Education and Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Our instructors are certified by The National Health Association (NHA) and provide exceptional hands on training to our healthcare students. In addition, Dorson Vocational Training Institute offers both day and evening classes as well as affordable tuition payment plans and access to financial aid. Lastly, our Career Services team works closely with students to help facilitate job placement. To learn more about our healthcare classes and programs Dorson Vocational Training Institute provides please call our East Orange, New Jersey admissions office at: 973.676.6300 orĀ click here.