(10 CEUs) PA Code 2600 (35PA.B.2499) Approved by the Department of Human Services
Penn State York offers the entire 100 hours of 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.
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
These sessions are offered via Zoom technology. You are expected to be in front of a computer with your camera on while attending the entire class. Please, no driving or doing rounds while participating. If you are observed driving or doing rounds, you will be dismissed from the class and will have to make up that module. You may not miss more than 20 minutes of any module; if you do so, you will have to repeat that module.
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.
PCHA 100-Hour Training Schedule
Scholarships for the 100-hour course are available through the Thomas R. Roth Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Penn State York
Dates: January 12-February 3, 2024
Location: Classes offered via Zoom
Cost: $1,450 (This includes the test.)
Registration: Register for the PCHA Training
**Registration closes January 8, 2024**
Materials and Zoom link will be sent by January 10, 2024.
|Personal Care and Hygiene (9 hours)||Friday, January 12||8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Staff Supervision (8 hours)||Saturday, January 13||8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness (4 hours)||Sunday, January 14||8:00-12:00 p.m.|
|Resident Rights (3 hours)||Sunday, January 14||12:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.|
|Gerontology (6 hours)||Friday, January 19||8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities (2 hours)||Friday, January 19||2:45-4:45 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Mental Illness (9 hours)||Saturday, January 20||8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.|
|Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation (7 hours)||Sunday, January 21||8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.|
|Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Report (6 hours)||Friday, January 26||8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
|Resident Home Contracts (2 hours)||Friday, January 26||2:15-4:15 p.m.|
|Cultural Competency (3 hours)
(Students will have 1 1/2 hour pre-work for class)
|Saturday, January 27||8:00-10:00 a.m.|
|Community Resources (4 hours)
(Students will have 1 1/2 hour pre-work for class)
|Saturday, January 27||10:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m.|
|Recreation (4 hours)
(Students will have 1 1/2-2 hours pre-work for class)
|Saturday, January 27||2:15-5:00 p.m.|
|Medication Procedures and Effects (7 hours)||Sunday, January 28||8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.|
|Local, State and Federal Laws (2 hours)||Sunday, January 28||3:15-5:15 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Dementia/Cognitive Impairment (8 hours)||Friday, February 2||8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping (4 hours)||Saturday, February 3||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
|Writing and Implementing Assessments and Support Plans (5 hours)||Saturday, February 3||12:15-5:15 p.m.|
|Test||Will start scheduling Monday, February 5, 2024|
Students must also have a current CPR/AED certification. If certification is needed, please let us know and we can provide information for classes.
If the above PCHA schedule does not meet your needs, we have other online options with our partnering campuses.
|Tuesdays, Thursdays, and an occasional Wednesday evening February 27 - May 23, 2024||6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.||$1,450 (includes the cost of the PCHA exam)||Register for the PCHA Training|
|Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, March 4-April 5, 2024||
Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (class on March 25 ends at 5:30 p.m.)
|$1,450 (includes the cost of the PCHA exam)||