Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Next PCHA 100-hour training program begins March 2017

Online registration will be available on this page in mid-January.

Class size is limited to 20.

Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training Program

Location: Penn State Abington

Directions and campus map:

Class times:

Fridays, 5-9:15pm

Saturdays, 9am-5:15pm



PSU Alumni/Veteran Discount: 10%

If you have any questions please Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

Day/Date Class Time
The classes below may be taken individually at the cost of $15 per credit hour. To register call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402

Remaining Classes:
11/4/16 Fire Prevention & Emergency Preparedness, 4 hours 5-9pm
11/5/16 Medication Procedures, Medication Effects/Side Effects and Universal Precautions-7 hours 9am-4:30pm
11/11/16 Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities-2 hours 5-7pm



Cancellation Policy:

A full refund, less the $25 cancellation fee, will be processed for cancellations requested on or before September 1, 2016.

For more information please contact:

Theresa Bloom 


PCHA Orientation Schedule:

Visit the PA Department of Human Services homepage and search for 2016 Personal Care Home Administrator Orientation Schedule and pick the correct option to view the schedule.

PCHA Orientation Schedule

This free 6-hour class that must be attended before, during, or after the 100-Hour Training and exam, and must be completed before you begin acting in the capacity of a Personal Care Home Administrator.  This free program is very informative and you must register for it.  If you are interested please register-they do fill up.

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 previous classes.

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: well over 100 graduates and a pass rate of 98%.

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

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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