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We offer CHHA and CNA training classes in Toms River and Linwood, NJ

Do you want to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)? Karing with Kindness is a vocational training school in Toms River and Linwood, NJ that offers CHHA and CNA training classes. Our program is designed to prepare students to provide compassionate care while helping clients maintain dignity and independence.

Our certified instructors are registered nurses, and our classes are approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Speak with a staff member today to learn more about our vocational training school and educational opportunities.

CNA - Certified Nurse's Assistant | CHHA - Certified Home Health Aide

The objective of these programs is to prepare participants to become Certified Nurse's Aides (CNA) or Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA). This training equips them to provide high-quality care in a compassionate manner while preserving the client’s dignity and independence. It is expected that the preparation received will result in knowledgeable, professional, state-certified CNAs and CHHAs who enhance the client’s quality of life. Our certified instructors, who are registered nurses, conduct classes approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.


Orientation/registration occurs before the class begins. Class requirements will be discussed, and a class deposit will be collected to hold your seat. A short reading comprehension exam will be administered for CNA classes. Class times vary from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday for day classes, and 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm for evening classes. A nearby daycare center provides added convenience.

CNA Admissions Requirements

  • Ability to pass a basic competency exam.
  • Must attest to not using illegal controlled substances.
  • Has not been found guilty of abuse, neglect, or other crimes as stated in Title 26 of NJS Statutes.
  • Physical examination within the past year by a doctor.
  • 2-step PPD, Mantoux screening, or chest X-ray.
  • High school diploma/GED/Transcript.
  • PDF Downloadable medical form to bring to your doctor and have filled out.

CHHA Admissions Requirements

  • Must attest to not using illegal controlled substances.
  • Green Card/Work permit/Immigration documentation.
  • Has not been found guilty of abuse, neglect, or other crimes as stated in Title 26 of NJS Statutes.

Career Counseling

Karing With Kindness Agency offers employment opportunities for all CHHA and CNA students. Our goal is to maintain lasting relationships, so join our Karing with Kindness work family. Participants receive necessary training and documentation for gainful employment. Job recruitment may also occur during some classes.


Books & Supplies

All books and materials are available to participants during the class. Additional study guides may be purchased.


The CHHA test is administered at the facility by a NJ Registered Nurse/Instructor, with a minimum passing grade of 70% required. The CNA Clinic skills evaluation is given by a NJ State Certified Evaluator, while the CNA written test is done off-site.

Dispute Resolution

Students with complaints or appeals must request, in writing, an appointment for an interview with the school director. The request should include the student’s full name, the last four digits of their Social Security Number (or student number), current address, a statement of the concern (including dates, times, instructors, and other students involved), date of the complaint letter, and the student's signature. The school director will notify the student in writing of the appointment date within five business days. Every effort will be made to bring an amicable closure to the concern. If necessary, a panel of instructors will hear the concerns and assist in bringing a resolution. The decision is final.

Payment & Refund

A registration fee is due before the start of class to hold your seat. If unable to attend the originally scheduled class, this deposit can be used to hold your position in a future class if you notify us in writing one week before your scheduled start date. If you are a no-call, no-show by the class start date, you will forfeit your registration fee. Full payment must be made by the end of the second week of class.

Class Size

Classes are limited to twenty (20) participants, and clinical instructions are limited to ten (10) participants. Any class over ten (10) will be staffed with one primary instructor and one clinical instructor.

Class Location

All classes will be held at 2801 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753, and 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ, 08221. Our building is accessible via public transportation and is handicapped accessible, with ample parking available.

Program Closing Days

New Years, Martin Luther King Jr., President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

In the event of an unannounced school closure, students enrolled at the time must contact the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Training Evaluation Unit within ninety (90) calendar days of the closure. Failure to do so within the ninety (90) days may exclude the student from any available form of assistance. The contact number to call is (609) 292-4287.

Code Of Conduct

All students are expected to treat everyone with respect. Disrespectful behavior will result in dismissal from class.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is mandatory. In case of a true emergency, please call both the school and the instructor. If you miss a class, you MUST attend the make-up days. Failure to attend make-up days or excessive absences will require dropping the class and loss of any payments toward the class.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.