Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

PCHA graduate


Classes meet Fridays, 5-9:30pm and Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm.  Students attend both days every week for the entire length of the program. 


Tuition: $1495

($100 less if you are already CPR and First Aid certified)



Fall Session Dates: September 11-November 7

Registration will open July 17 for this session.



Easy-pay tuition payment plan for the Spring session:

Penn State Alumnus discount: 10%


Payment 1- "Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilites" class, $30, to secure your seat in this session.  Registration for this class is closed.


Payment 2 - Please register and pay for each course on or before March 6

Total for these courses: $345


Payment 3 - Please register and pay for each course on or before March 20

Total cost for these courses: $315


Payment 4 - Please register and pay for each course on or before April 3

Total for these courses $280 (or $180 if you do not need the CPR & First Aid class)


Payment 5 - Please register and pay for each course on or before April 17

Total for these courses: $465


Payment 6 - Please register and pay for this class on or before May 1

Total cost for this course: $60


Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express are all accepted on our secure website. 


If you have any difficulty with the online registration or would prefer to call your registration in please call the Registration Office at 814-867-4973. 


For more information contact Theresa Bloom at or 215-881-7402




Who should attend the 100-Hour Training?


Aspiring personal care home administrators, nurses, caregivers, and health care professionals can complete the State Department of Public Welfare’s 100-hour standardized training program at Penn State Abington.


See pictures from our Fall 2014 class.


Why choose this program?


Earn your professional education with Penn State-the Big Ten in your backyard!


Penn State Abington is the only PCHA 100-Hour Training Provider that offers evening and weekend classes to fit your busy schedule.


Our location has easy access to public transit and major highways and the Pennsylvania turnpike.


Every one of our instructors are subject matter experts.  You will not find more qualified instructors anywhere.


Our proven track record speaks for itself: over 70 graduates and a pass rate of 100%.


What do former students say about the Training?


"The PCHA program was not only a source of vast information and education,  it also played a tremendous role in helping me identify the best suitable sector for me as an Administrator."


- Daniel Samai    see more testimonials




(If you have valid CPR and First Aid Training certification cards you do not need to take the First Aid and CPR class with Penn State.  In that case, the tuition is $1395.  Please note that on-line CPR or First Aid training is not accepted for this class. Your First Aid and CPR must be taken in a live class.)


The Penn State Alumni discount is 10%


Registration & more info

Theresa Bloom

Theresa Bloom


Qualifications necessary to attend this program (must have one)
  • An associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • A license as a registered nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State
  • A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State & 1 year experience in a related field.
  • A license as a nursing home administrator from the Pennsylvania Department of State.
  • For a home serving 8 or fewer residents, a general education development diploma or high school diploma and 2 years direct care or administrative experience in the human services field.