Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Everyone 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 list below and if you'd like to register for any of these classes call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402.

The next PCHA session begins on Friday, September 8.  Registration will open on July 12. Cost: $1450, including CPR & First Aid Training. Full tuition is due at time of registration.

All classes will be held on Friday evenings from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 9am-5pm*. *ending times are variable-please refer to schedule below for specific day ending time.

Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training Program-spring session schedule.

Location: Penn State Abington, various room locations-see below for latest information.

Directions and campus map:

Session 1, March 3-May 20, 2017

Friday evenings and Saturdays

Remaining classes are:

Location: PSA @ 611*

5/12/17     ID and/or DD, 5-7pm, Location: Penn State Abington @ 611*
5/12/17     Guest Speaker, 7-9pm
5/13/17     Staff Supervision, Pt. 2, 9am-1pm, Location: Penn State Abington, Sutherland Building, Room 8***
5/13/17     Mental Illness, Pt. 2, 1:30-6pm, Location: same as Staff Supervision above.
5/19/17     Writing Assessments, Part II, PSA @ 611
5/20/17     Saturday Medications…, 9am-4:30pm, NEW LOCATION: Lares Building, Lubert Commons**


Location Key:

*PSA @ 611, 1475 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001


**Penn State Abington campus, Lares Building, Lubert Commons, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA  19001

Campus Directions

Campus Map

Park in Lot "M"

***Penn State Abington Campus, Sutherland Building, Room 8, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001

Campus Directions

Campus Map

Parking: Park in Lot "C" designated as a Faculty/Staff Lot we can use on weekends.  Come into the middle set of doors, room 8 is directly off the lobby.

****Penn State Abington Campus, Woodland Building, Room 121, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA  19001

Campus Directions

Campus Map

Parking: Park in Lot "M"

Session II, April 19-June 24, 2017

PCHA 100-Hour Training Program


Sutherland, Room 8, park in lot "C" which is an employee lot behind the Sutherland Building.  The lot is open to us to use over the weekend.

Lares Building, Banquet Room and Lubert Commons, use lot "M" in front of the Woodland Building. 

Any questions?  Call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402

Session II, Pathways/SEPHA Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training Program Schedule

April 19-June 24, 2014

Wednesday evenings and Saturdays-remaining classes:

5/10-Wednesday, Contracts, 5-7pm, Lares Lubert Commons

5/10-Wednesday, Rules and Regulations, 7-9pm , Lares Lubert Commons

5/13-Saturday, Staff Supervision, Part II, 9am-1pm, Sutherland Room 8

9:00 am:Special Guest Speaker Cristen Pierce, PCHA, Veteran's Administration, will speak on Veteran Benefits.

5/13-Saturday, Mental Illness, Part II, 1:30-6pm, Sutherland Room 8

1:30 pm-Special Guest Speaker: George Yeager, FRAT (First Responder Addiction Treatment) Program, Livengrin Addiction Treatment Foundation, Bensalem, PA.  Mr. Yeager will speak about addiction and treatment.

5/17-Wednesday, Writing Assessments…Part 1, 5-9pm, Lares Banquet Room

5/20-Saturday, Writing Assessments…Part II, 9-10am, Lares Banquet Room

5/20-Saturday, Abuse & Neglect Prevention and Reporting, 10am-4:30pm, Lares Banquet Room

Special Guest Speaker: P/O Tracy Lewis, Philadelphia Police Department, Victim Services Unit.  Officer Lewis will speak about crime prevention for vulnerable populations and what  resources are available to crime victims.

5/20, Saturday, Residents with ID and/or DD, 4:30-6:30pm, Lares Banquet Room

5/24-Wednesday, Dementia, Part I, 5-9pm, Lares Banquet Room

5/27-Saturday, No Class

5/31-Wednesday, Recreation, 5-9pm, Lares Banquet Room

6/3-Saturday, CPR/First Aid, 9am-4:30pm, Lares Banquet Room

6/7-Wednesday, Budgeting, 5-9pm, Lares Banquet Room

6/10-Saturday, Medications...9am-4:30pm, Lares Banquet Room

6/14-Wednesday, Dementia, Part II, 5-9pm, Location: To Be Determined

6/17-Saturday, Community Resources, 9am-1pm, Lares Banquet Room

6/17-Saturday, Cultural Competence 1:30-4:30pm, Lares Banquet Room

6/21-Wednesday, Fire Prevention, 5-9pm, Lares Lubert Commons

6/24-Saturday, Gerontology, 9am-3:30pm, Lares Banquet Room

Campus Directions and Campus Map

Tuition: $1450

PSU Alumn/Veteran Discount: 10%

Full tuition is due at registration.

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

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund, less the $25 cancellation fee, will be processed for cancellations requested on or before September 1, 2017.  There are no refunds for classes missed but you are welcome to take the missed classes with us the next time offered at no additional cost.  Once all 100 hours have been attended you are eligible to take the PCHA Exam.

Attendance Policy:

Full attendance of each class is required.  If a class is missed it must be made up with another provider or taken the next time we offer it.

For more information please contact:

Theresa Bloom 


PCHA Orientation Schedule:

Visit the PA Department of Human Services homepage and search for 2017 Personal Care Home Administrator Orientation Schedule and pick the correct option to view the 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 130 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