PCHA, 100-Hour Training
Our partnering campus, Penn State York offers the entire 100 hours of training and the exam via Zoom.
(10 CEUs) PA Code 2600 (35PA.B.2499) Approved by the Department of Human Services
Satisfy continuing education requirements with a variety of professional development courses for nurses, administrators, direct-care staff, and other health care professionals.
The entire 100 hours of training is offered in a condensed weekend format, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Students are expected to obtain their CPR/AED training at their workplace or from an approved provider. If you need assistance with scheduling, please contact us. All sessions must be attended or made up elsewhere.
In order to be hired and work as a Personal Care Home Administrator in Pennsylvania, you must meet the educational requirements (see below), complete the 100-hour program, pass the test, and attend a one-day Department of Human Services Orientation. There is no fee for the orientation.
Educational requirements (must have one of the following):
- An associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
- A license as a registered nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State and one year of experience in a related field
- A license as a nursing home administrator from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- For a home serving eight or fewer residents, a general education development diploma or high school diploma and two years of direct care or administrative experience in the human services field
PCHA 100-Hour Training in just four weekends!
The entire 100 hours of training is offered in both full- and half-day formats, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, for four weekends.
Dates: January 20 - February 11, 2023 or April 14 - May 6, 2023
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Fee: $ 1,450 (This includes the test)
Scholarships for the 100-hour course are available through the Thomas R. Roth Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Option 1: Course Schedule for January 20 - February 11, 2023
|Gerontology||Friday, January 20||8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities||Friday, January 20||2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.|
|Staff Supervision||Saturday, January 21||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Fire Prevention and Safety||Sunday, January 22||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Resident Rights||Sunday, January 22||12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.|
|Medication Procedures and Effects||Friday, January 27||8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Local, State, and Federal Laws||Friday, January 27||3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Mental Illness||Saturday, January 28||8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Budgeting, Financial Recordkeeping||Sunday, January 29||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Writing and Implementing Assessments and Support Plans||Sunday, January 29||12:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.|
|Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting||Friday, February 3||8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Resident Home Contracts||Friday, February 3||2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.|
|Cultural Competency||Saturday, February 4||8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.|
|Community Resources||Saturday, February 4||11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Recreation||Saturday, February 4||2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m|
|Personal Care and Hygiene||Sunday, February 5||8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Dementia/Cognitive Impairment||Friday, February 10||8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation||Saturday, February 11||8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.|
Option 2: Course Schedule for April 14 - May 6, 2023
|Gerontology||Friday, April 14||8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities||Friday, April 14||2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.|
|Staff Supervision||Saturday, April 15||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Fire Prevention and Safety||Sunday, April 16||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Resident Rights||Sunday, April 16||12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.|
|Local, State and Federal Laws||Sunday, April 16||3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.|
|Budgeting, Financial Recordkeeping||Friday, April 21||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Writing and Implementing Assessments and Support Plans||Friday, April 21||12:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.|
|Medication Procedures and Effects||Saturday, April 22||8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation||Sunday, April 23||8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting||Friday, April 28||8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Resident Home Contracts||Friday, April 28||2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Cultural Competency||Saturday, April 29||8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.|
|Recreation||Saturday, April 29||11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Community Resource||Saturday, April 29||2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Dementia/Cognitive Impairment||Sunday, April 30||8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Personal Care and Hygiene||Friday, May 5||8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Mental Illness||Saturday, May 6||8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
Students must also have a current CPR/AED certification. If certification is needed, please let us know and we can provide information for classes.
PCHA Test and Registration
Nursing Home Administrators: If you are a Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Pennsylvania, you are eligible to take the PCHA test without taking the additional 100 hours of training. Upon successful completion of the test, you will receive your PCHA certificate. You are also required to complete the one-day DHS orientation.
Date: By appointment Cost: $150 Time/Location: Please call 717-771-4032 for a testing date and time.
Other PCHA schedule online options with our partnering campuses:
- February 28 through May 25, 2023, Evening format
- Tuesdays/Thursdays (occasional Wednesday) (6:00 – 9:30 p.m.)
- Register for the Penn State Abington 100-hour training
- January 17 through March 2, 2023, Daytime format
- Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (most classes will end by 5:00 p.m.)
- Register for the Penn State Dubois 100-hour training