Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

PCHA graduate


Classes meet Fridays, 5-9:30pm and Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm.  Full attendance in all classes is necessary to sit for the PCHA exam.


$1495, if you need to attend the CPR & First Aid training class in this training.



$1395, if you are already CPR & First Aid certified. 

Cards will be due the first night of class.



Tuition can be paid in full at time of registration or if you would like to split your tuition into two payments please contact Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402 or for a registration form to complete and submit to the Registration Office. 



Fall Session Dates: September 11-November 7

Registration will open for this class by May 28.   The class size is limited to 20 students.

PCHA Course List


Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness-4 hours

Medication Procedures, Medication Effects/Side Effects and Universal Precautions-7 hours

Personal Care & Hygiene Services-9 hours

Local, State, and Federal Law and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Personal Care Home-2 hours

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation-7 hours

CPR and First Aid Certification-7 hours

Recreation-4 hours

Resident Rights-3 hours

Care for Residents with Mental Illness-9 hours

Gerontology-6 hours

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities-2 hours

Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, or Other Special Needs-8 hours

Community Resources: Social Services and Activities in the Community-4 hours

Staff Supervision and Staff Person Training Including Developing Orientation and Training Guidelines for Staff-8 hours

Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping and Resident Records-4 hours

Writing, Completing and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessment and Support Plans-5 hours

Resident Home Contracts-2 hours

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting-6 hours

Cultural Competency-3 hours 








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.