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

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

Personal Care Home Administrator 100-Hour Training

REGISTER for the fall session*

*If you have difficulty in registering online you are welcome to call the Registration Office directly at 814-867-4973 to register over the phone.  Be sure to reference the course number of NURS 5006 when you are registering.

PCHA Class Schedule

Cost: $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

ATTENTION CURRENT PCHAs: 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.

PCHA Mandatory Orientation Schedule:

View the full orientation program schedule and registration information (select Administrator Orientation Program Schedule 2018). While DHS offers this training throughout the state, the Norristown trainings are closest for us. 

2018 Norristown dates: August 23, October 18, and December 13
Location: Norristown State Hospital
                  Building #33, Multi-Purpose Room
                  1001 Sterigere Street
                  Norristown, PA  19401

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

This is a free, mandatory, 6-hour program that must be completed before, during, or after the 100-Hour Training and exam in order to become a Personal Care Home Administrator.  Registration is required and fills up quickly.

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.