In general, if you are certified in another state or U.S. territory, your certification may allow you to work in New Jersey and be placed on the state registry if you satisfy the following:
- you provide documentation from the state's or U.S. territory's registry that you have completed a training and competency evaluation program equivalent to that of New Jersey - the training course is 90 hours, consisting of 50 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours;
- you have not been convicted of any crimes and have no findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of resident property on that state's registry; and
- you comply with criminal background investigation requirements.
You have to call the New Jersey Nurse Aide Registry at 877-774-4243 to apply for reciprocity but as far as I know, New Jersey does not reciprocate with the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. For additional information you may also contact the New Jersey Department of Health Certification Program at 866-561-5914.