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.
Fall Session Dates: September 11-November 7
Registration will open for this class by May 28. The class size is limited to 20 students.
Full tuition is due at time of registration.
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
Resident Rights-3 hours
Care for Residents with Mental Illness-9 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.
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%