Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works under the direction of  licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses to provide daily basic care for patients. A CNA provides both physical and emotional support for patients in nursing homes and hospitals. CNAs must be able to provide personal assistance to individuals who are unable to care for themselves and help regain and maintain daily functions. To be certified as a nursing assistant, the student must successfully complete the New Jersey curriculum for Nurse Aide in Long Term Care Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP). Our program is approved by the New Jersey Senior Service & Health Department. Ace Healthcare Training Institute is designed to help fulfill those requirements and help prepare the student for the State Certified Nurse Assistant examination in just 4-6 weeks.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

The CNA Program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to meet the physical, physiological, and psychological needs of a patient. The objectives of the CNA course is to provide a learning experience required to obtain employment in the healthcare industry. Each Certified Nurse Aide course is comprised of 90 hours: 50 instructional (classroom) hours and 40 clinical laboratory hours. Each school day varies in length depending on the current school schedule. Preliminary, midterm, and final examinations are administered to determine the students learning level. A test score below 75% is an indication that the necessary skills are not being successfully acquired. Students in this percent range will be advised to arrange for additional practice, independent study, or tutoring (from the institute or outside resources). The course is approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services more specifically by the Certification Program of the Division of Long-term Care Systems.

The quality of the teachers and class material is extraordinary. The teachers have a Medical Doctor's degree from a high standard university in another English speaking country. Some teachers have a RN/MSN degree from the USA or another English speaking country. Our teachers have experience. They don't read from the book but, they speak from their experience. Students are never tired during our classes but, leave the classroom inspired and relaxed. They have enjoyed the teaching and the interaction with the teacher and with each other. The class materials consists of the latest books. The example of some of our powerpoint slides below show our high quality. The slides are concise and to the point. Exactly what you need to know as a CNA or CHHA.

Textbook Used

Provide safe and effective care in any type of long-term care setting! Mosby's Textbook for Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants provides a complete guide to the skills you need as a nursing assistant. More than 100 key procedures are described with clear, easy-to-learn instructions. Written by noted educator and author Sheila Sorrentino, this edition adds coverage that will help you care for residents with acute or chronic medical conditions.

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CNA Program Details

Are you serious about acquiring the marketable skills that can lead to a secure future in healthcare?

Here are 3 steps that will get you started:

  1. Preview:  Preview the prerequisites and documentation requirements

  2. Schedule a Visit: Contact us to schedule a visit to the Institute. We can discuss your options, introduce to the different courseware and a provide a tour of the facilities.

  3. Complete the Application: Submit your completed application. The application can be mailed to the location you plan to attend  or can be completed in person, with the assistance of an ACE advisor.

After Completion of the entrance examination, arrangements will be made for a payment and course schedule. After an interview with the Institute’s Chancellor or representative, a $200 registration fee is due no later than 5 days before the first class. Identification and other documentation for verification will also be required.



Training applicants are required to provide the following documents at registration:

  1. Identification: driver’s license, birth certificate or passport

  2. Initial Payment: For registration and tuition fees. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit card

  3. Supporting documentation for applicants receiving financial aid or a student loan

NJ State Exam

Preparing and Applying for your CNA State Exam

​Once you have successfully passed our school final exam (which is not the NJ State exam) and our skills competency test, then you can register for the NJ CNA State exam via PSI services. However before you apply, please download the following PSI document called the NJ CNA Examination Candidate Information bulletin. Then you can apply for the NJ State CNA exam via this PSI weblink.


Renewal of your NJ CNA license

You can check online when your NJ CNA license will expire, and whether it is already expired or not.
here to check it online.

To renew your NJ CNA License, do the following:

  1. Read about the requirements here.

  2. Read about the NJ procedure of renewal. If you have moved to a new address, you have to call the Dept of Health. Their phone number is listed in the same weblink. Then, you will have to call a PSI test center to have them fax or mail you the renewal form.

The NJ CNA Examination Candidate Information Bulletin says:

Lapsed with Education
A nurse aide who was initially certified in New Jersey more
than 5 years ago and whose certificate has lapsed. Must
now successfully complete the Nurse Aide in Long-Term Care
Facilities Training and Competency Evaluation Program
(course, skills, and written or oral exam).
Lapsed Nurse Aide Without Education
A nurse aide who was initially certified in New Jersey less than
5 years ago and whose certificate has lapsed. Must now
successfully complete the skills evaluation and the written or
oral examination. If the skills or the written (or oral) exam is
failed, the candidate must retrain and retest under eligibility
Lapsed with Education (see above).


The NJ CNA Examination Candidate Information Bulletin says:
An individual who is currently certified as a nurse aide in
another state and is listed on that state’s nurse aide registry
and is not listed on any state’s nurse aide abuse registry, and
has not had his/her certificate revoked in any state. If you
apply for reciprocity to another state based on your New
Jersey certification and your New Jersey certification has
lapsed, you cannot apply for reciprocity back to New Jersey,
You must refer to lapsed certification.

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Renewal of Lapsed Nurse Aide Without Education

A nurse aide who was initially certified in New Jersey less than 5 years ago and whose certificate has lapsed. Must now successfully complete the skills evaluation and the written or oral examination.


What is involved?

We offer the following services to get your lapsed CNA license renewed:

  1. Explaining the process and timeline, and guiding you with the completion of all the necessary forms and steps

  2. Taking the competency skills test at our schools since our schools are certified by the NJ Dept of Health to provide this test. We provide the practice guide and labs

  3. Application for the NJ State CNA exam at a nearby PSI test center

When is this service offered?

When you are ready to start the process, we go through the process on an individual basis.

What does it cost?

The cost includes all the services listed above, and a reasonable fee is charged since about 5 skills are tested for out of the 22 skills to be known, and since the process is quite complex. If the process is not done well, you will end up retaking the whole CNA training program.



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Tel. (973) 366-7171

8 South Morris Street, Suite 202

Dover, NJ 07801

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Tel: (908) 851-2700

930 Stuyvesant Avenue, Suite 12
Union, NJ 07083



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