Personal Care Home Administrator Training

Accelerated Personal Care Home Administrator Training (PCHA, 100 Hours)

(10 CEUs) PA Code 2600 (35PA.B.2499) Approved by the Department of Human Services

Penn State Lehigh Valley is partnering with Penn State York to offer the entire 100 hours of Accelerated Personal Care Home Administrator training and the exam via zoom.

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.

You are also required to attend a Personal Care Home Administrator Orientation before you are considered a Personal Care Home Administrator.

Please Note: Licensed Nursing Home Administrators (NHA) who wish to become licensed as a Personal Care Home Administrator must complete the orientation and test. The fee for NHA’s to take the test is $150. Please contact Penn State York to register for the exam only.

Qualifications necessary to attend this program

(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 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 direct care or administrative experience in the human services field

You must attend a one-day Department of Human Services Orientation in addition to the 100-hour course. There is no fee for the orientation.

2023 Personal Care Home Online Administrator Orientation Program Schedule

Course Schedule - 4 Weekends

The entire 100 hours of training is offered in both full- and half-day formats, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Scholarships for the 100-hour course are available through the Thomas R. Roth Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Dates: November 4–November 27, 2022
Location: Classes offered via Zoom
Cost: $1,450 (This includes the test.)

Register for the course online or call 717-771-4032

Courses in the PCHA 100-Hour Training

Course (hours)

Date

Time

Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping

Friday, November 4

8:00 a.m.–noon

Writing and Implementing Assessments and Support Plans

Friday, November 4

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Staff Supervision 

Saturday, November 5

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fire Prevention and Safety

Sunday, November 6

8:00 a.m.–noon

Resident Rights

Sunday, November 6

1:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Gerontology

Friday, November 11

8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities

Friday, November 11

2:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Care for Residents with Dementia/Cognitive Impairment

Sunday, November 13

8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Report

Friday, November 18

8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Resident Home Contracts

Friday, November 18

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Cultural Competency

Saturday, November 19

8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Recreation

Saturday, November 19

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Community Resources

Saturday, November 19

2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Personal Care and Hygiene

Sunday, November 20

8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Local, State and Federal Laws

Saturday, November 26

8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Medication Procedures and Effects

Saturday, November 26

10:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation

Sunday, November 27

8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

 

Spring 2023

Dates: January 20–February 11, 2023
Location: Classes offered via Zoom
Cost: $1,450 (This includes the test.)

Register for the course online or call 717-771-4032

Courses in the PCHA 100-Hour Training

Course  Date Time
Gerontology Friday, January 20 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities Friday, January 20 2:45–4:45 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.–noon
Resident Rights Sunday, January 22 12:15–3:15 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 3:15–5:15 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.–noon
Writing and Implementing Assessments and Support Plans Sunday, January 29 12:15–5:15 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 2:15–4:15 p.m.
Cultural Competency Saturday, February 4 8:00–11:00 a.m.
Community Resources Saturday, February 4 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Recreation Saturday, February 4 2:30–5:30 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.

Students must also have a current CPR/AED certification. If certification is needed, please let us know and we can provide information for classes.