Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

The spring session is full.  The fall session will begin in September. Registration will open for this session in mid-summer.  Please call Theresa Bloom at 215-881-7402 with any questions.

Tuition payments-

If you are using the payment plan please call your payments into the Registration Office at 814-867-4973 and tell the staff you are paying for the Abington PCHA program (NURS 5006).  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.

Final payment must be made on/before Thursday, March 2, 2017.

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

Location: Penn State Abington

Directions and campus map:

Class schedule:

3/3/17      Resident Rights, 5-8:30pm
3/4/17      Nutrition, 9am-4:30pm
3/10/17    Writing Assessments, Pt. 1 5-9pm
3/11/17    Community Resources, 9am-1pm
3/11/17    Cultural Competence, 1:30-4:30pm
3/17/17    Recreation, 5-9pm
3/18/17    Gerontology, 9am-3:30pm
3/24/17    Contracts, 5-7pm
3/24/17    Rules and Regulations, 7-9pm
3/25/17    Writing Assessments, Pt. 2, 9-10am
3/25/17    Abuse & Neglect…, 10-4:30pm
3/31/17    No class
4/1/17      No class
4/7/17      Budgeting..., 5-9pm
4/8/17      CPR/First Aid, 9am-4;30pm
4/14/17     No class
4/15/17     No class
4/21/17     Personal Care…, Pt. 1, 5-9:30pm
4/22/17     Staff Supervision, Pt. I, 9am-1pm
4/22/17     Mental Illness, Pt. I, 1:30-6pm
4/28/17     Personal Care…, Pt. 2, 5-9:30pm
4/29/17     No class
5/5/17       Fire Prevention…, 5-9pm
5/6/17       Dementia…, 9am-5:30pm
5/12/17     ID and/or DD, 5-7pm
5/12/17     Guest Speaker, 7-9pm
5/13/17     Staff Supervision, Pt. 2, 9am-1pm
5/13/17     Mental Illness, Pt. 2, 1:30-6pm
5/19/17     No class
5/20/17     Saturday Medications…, 9am-4:30pm



PSU Alumni/Veteran Discount: 10%

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 March 1, 2017.

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