Professional Training



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CAU offers additional training for family caregivers, outside direct support professionals, community members, and anyone looking to expand their skillset.

American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Training

CAU is proud to offer American Red Cross CPR and First Aid to any individual in need of this training.  This training is perfect for caretakers, family members, coaches, teachers, volunteers, and company employees who are looking to contribute to a safe environment and will be prepared in case of an emergency.

Training is held every week and subject to availability. Attendance is $50 per person and must be reserved and paid for in advance of the class. Cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice will result in a full refund.

Group Trainings

For groups of four or more, CAU trainers can travel to your organization or business to deliver trainings. A Memorandum of Understanding must be completed before participants are officially registered.

Pre-Service Trainings

CAU facilitates each of the following state-mandated trainings through the College of Direct Support, including:

  • Shifting Expectations
  • Preventing Abuse & Neglect
  • Medication Administration
  • Danielle’s Law

These trainings plus American Red Cross CPR & First Aid comprise the five pre-service trainings required for direct support professionals working with individuals with special needs.

All trainings are held at 80 West Grand St. in Elizabeth, NJ for a fee of $50 per class, per individual. Interested DSPs may take advantage of a package deal for trainings and pay $100 to take Preventing Abuse & Neglect, Shifting Expectations, and Danielle’s Law training.

Individuals taking these pre-service trainings must be employed by an agency approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and be pre-registered with the CDS prior to training.

Advance payment and registration is required. Cancellations with at least 24 hours’ notice will result in a full refund available up to seven days after the scheduled class. Organizations sending employees must complete a Memorandum of Understanding before registration.

Contact us today for dates and availability for trainings.

Certified Home Health Aide Training Program

Becoming a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) at CAU opens doors to infinite career possibilities. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to provide comprehensive medical and personal care and develop opportunities for community integration and inclusion.

All Certified Home Health Care Aides are instructed by two in-house registered nurses.

The CHHCA training includes:

  • Instruction and hands-on training with medical equipment, mannequins, and teaching tools.
  • Three weeks of instruction and a required 76 hours of training in body systems, health-related disease processes, and clinical.

Graduates are able to sit for the NJ Board of Nursing certificate exam onsite and are eligible for certification within six weeks.

Home Health Aide Training Program using mannequin demonstration

Contact us today to learn more.

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