Personal care home administrator training course begins Sept. 28 at York campus

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Penn State York is offering the 100-hour training program for Personal Care Home Administrators (PCHAs) beginning Sept. 28.  The 19-sesion program is offered on Fridays and Saturdays in the John J. Romano Administration Building.

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YORK, Pa. — Penn State York will offer the 100-hour required training program for personal care home administrators (PCHAs) beginning Sept. 28. The entire 100 hours of training is offered in a 19-session format, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 9, on campus. The coursework includes CPR and first aid training courses.

“It is important to attend this program if you are an aspiring administrator or you are a personal care or nursing home administrator preparing for the PCHA exam,” said Erin Nelsen, continuing education associate at Penn State York. “Health care professionals with continuing education requirements would also benefit from attending.”

Participants can satisfy continuing education requirements with a variety of professional development courses for nurses, administrators, direct-care staff, and other health care professionals. Penn State’s program has been approved by the Department of Public Welfare. 

State regulations include many requirements for personal care homes including staff training and education. Prior to initial employment as an administrator, a candidate must successfully complete the 100-hour standardized administrator-training course approved by the Department of Public Welfare.

Cost for the complete training course is $1,450. The PCHA exam will be offered on Nov. 16 at Penn State York, and the cost to take the exam is an additional $100.

For more information or to register, contact Erin Nelsen at 717-771-4197 or [email protected], or visit the program ebsite.