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OUR Courses

Due to the Covid-19 social distancing protocols, the NJDOH has approved the 56-Hour CALA Course & CEU's as Live Webinars!

The CMA class is held IN-PERSON.

 

Varis Health Education is a Private Career School specializing in the CALA Course (Certified Assisted Living Administrator) which is held via ZOOM & the CMA Course (Certified Medication Aide) which is held In-Person.   

 

How do I get a Cala license in NJ?

To be certified as an Assisted Living Administrator, you must complete the assisted living training course,

and pass the Assisted Living Competency Examination within

two years of successfully completing the course.

Eligible CALA candidates are age 21 or older,

must have a clean criminal background check,

and must have a high school diploma. 

  • Undergo a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)

If you do not pass the exam within 24 months of completing the training program,

you will be required to retrain.

How do I get a CMA license in NJ?

Certified Medication Aides provide services in assisted living facilities, comprehensive personal care homes, dementia care homes and assisted living programs.

To be eligible for certification as a medication aide, you must be currently certified in New Jersey as a nurse aide, home health aide or personal care assistant.

In addition, you must comply with the following:

  • Successfully complete a medication aide training program approved by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) before registering for the exam

  • Register & pass the exam within 3 months of completing of the training program

  • Undergo a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)

If you do not pass the exam within six months of completing the training program,

you will be required to retrain.

 

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