Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator (PCHA) 100-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator (PCHA) 100-Hour Training

CAMPUS CLOSURE INFORMATON-Check the webpage before coming to campus:


If you have difficulty with the online registration process please call the Registration Office directly at 814-867-4973 to register.  The course number is NURS 5006.

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Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Spring 18 Schedule

4/13/18 Friday Budgeting, 5-9pm  

4/14/18 Saturday Community Resources, 9am-1pm

4/14/18 Saturday Cultural Competence, 1:30-4:30pm

4/20/18 Friday Personal Care, Pt. 2, 5-9:30pm

4/21/18 Saturday Staff Supervision, Pt. 2, 9am-1pm

4/21/18 Saturday Mental Illness, Pt. 2, 1:30-6:30pm

4/27/18 Friday Recreation, 5:00-9:30pm

4/28/18 Saturday Dementia,  9am-5:30pm

5/4/18 Friday Fire Prevention & Emergency Preparedness, 5-9pm

5/5/18 Saturday Nutrition,  9am-4:30pm 

Where: Penn State Abington, Conference Center, room 102.

Parking: Lot "K", right outside of building.

Dates/Day/Time: March 9-May 5, 2018, Fridays from 5-9pm*, Saturdays from 9am-5pm*

*Time is approximate: some days will run a bit longer or bit shorter.  See above schedule.


$1450-with CPR & First Aid Class. If you are already CPR & First Aid Certified you will receive a $50 refund at the end of the program.

Full payment at registration reserves your space in class.  Class size is limited.

Information:  Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402

Each of the classes in the Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training can be taken by certified PCHAs  toward their annual 24 credit requirement.  The cost per credit hour is just $15 and you can get your credits in the evening or Saturday.  Please see schedule above and if you'd like to register for any of these classes call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

Attendance Policy:

Full attendance of each class is required to sit for the PCHA exam.

For more information please contact:

Theresa Bloom 


PCHA Orientation Schedule:

Visit the PA Department of Human Services homepage and search for 2018 Personal Care Home Administrator Orientation Schedule and pick the correct option to view the full schedule.

While DHS offers this training throughout the state-the Norristown trainings are closest for us.   Here are the dates for 2018 trainings in Norristown:

February 22, April 19, June 21, August 23, October 18, December 13

Location: Norristown State Hospital

Building #33, Multi-Purpose Room

1001 Sterigere Street

Norristown, PA  19401

Call to register: 1-866-711-4115

Time: 9am-4:30pm (confirm time when you register for this program)

This free 6-hour class 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 , 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 200 graduates and a pass rate of 98%.

What do former students say about the Training?

I would like to state that the Personal Care Home Administrator’s course at Penn State Abington is beyond wonderful! I am currently Director of Nursing for a Personal Care Home and because of the program, a Personal Care Home Administrator! I learned so much from this program. This program allowed me to keep my normal schedule and be able to still attend school. The program offered so much information, in an easy way to learn. All of the instructors were so knowledgeable and it was great to have a diverse group of students to offer stories from their own experiences. We were all able to work together as a team in the learning process. I would definitely recommend this program to many people! Because of this program, I have become very knowledgeable and confident in the career I am in! Thank you so much Penn State Abington!

Jasmine Thomas, PCHA

The Personal Care Home Administrator Training Program at Penn State Abington was very well organized and very informative.  As a Business Director without a large care background, I can say I learned a lot from both the instructors and their experiences and my colleagues in the class.   In sharing experiences with other attendees in the Administrator Orientation class in Harrisburg, I can assure you the program was of higher quality and better organized than other regions offering the class.  I thoroughly enjoyed the program and will gladly recommend it to my peers!  Thanks, Theresa on a job well done!  Our state inspection was two days after completion of the program!!  A final touch to the training process.

Annette Echanis, PCHA


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Location addresses:

Penn State Abington

Please print off a campus map to see where the Lares Building located.