Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

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


Next session begins on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for approximately 12 weeks.


Registration will open for this session in mid-January.


This program will be offered on Fridays, from 5-9:30pm and Saturdays, from 9am-5:30pm.

Class size is limited.


For more information or to register please call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

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Courses, Registration and  Tuition

The Personal Home Care Administrator Training consists of 19 courses that vary in length from 2 to 9 hours. Tuition is $1495* and includes all course materials and the exam.


The Penn State Alumni discount is 10%.



Tuition: $1495* is due at registration.


*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.

Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, money orders, cashier checks, or checks.

*CPR & First Aid Training card copies are due the first night of class.



The exam will be offered on a Saturday after the last class.  The specific date is to be determined.



Who should attend:

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 important information on qualifying to take this training in the text box on right.

Why choose this program?

Evening and weekend training along with easy access to public transit and major highways make this the perfect fit for your busy schedule.



Courses in the PCHA 100-Hour Training

  • Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness- 4 hours
  • Medication Procedures, Medication Effects/Side Effects and Standard Precautions-7 hours
  • Personal Care Services and Personal Hygiene-9 hours
  • Local, State, and Federal Law and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Home-2 hours
  • Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation-7 hours
  • Certification in CPR and Obstructed Airway Techniques and First Aid Training-7 hours**
  • Recreation-4 hours
  • Resident Rights-3 hours
  • Care for Residents with Mental Illness-9 hours
  • Care of Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and Other Special Needs-8 hours
  • Care for Residents Who Have Developmental Disabilities-2 hours
  • Gerontology-6 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 Recordkeeping and Resident Records-4 hours
  • Writing, Completing and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments and Support Plans-5 hours
  • Resident Home Contracts-2 hours
  • Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting-6 hours
  • Cultural Competency-3 hours

**Individuals who have a valid certification in Adult CPR are exempt from the required training hours to complete Adult CPR training.  Individuals who have a valid certification in First Aid are exempt from the required training hours to complete First Aid training. If an individual completes training receives the certification in less than the minumum number of required training hours they are exempt from the remaining number of hours to complete this section of the training requirements.  A individual wishing to use their certification in place of taking this course will need to show the valid certification(s) to Penn State staff and a copy will be kept on file.


DPW Information

PCHA Orientation

Here is the link to the PA Dept. of Public Welfare's PCHA Orientation training schedule:

This free 6 hour class may be attended before, during, or after the 100-Hour Training and exam, but must be completed before you begin acting in the capacity of a Personal Care Home Administrator.  It is a very useful program, you will learn much information, and there is no charge, but you must register for the program in advance.



More Information/Registration

Theresa Bloom,, 215-881-7402

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.