Personal Care Home Administrator 100 Hour Course

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Individuals who are interested in becoming Personal Care Home Administrators in Pennsylvania can take the required 100 Hour program. According to statute PA 55 Section 2600.64 (a)(2) regarding administrator training and orientation: Prior to initial employment as an administrator a candidate shall successfully complete a 100 hour standardized Department approved administrator training course.

Please note: You must apply for the course prior to completing the registration. Please click on “Apply” to complete the course application. Upon approval, we will direct you in registration and payment for the course.

Program Fee: This includes all training materials accessed online via Canvas and the final exam cost. Space will be limited, and registration will close once the class has reached capacity.

  • Option 1
    Pay in Full $1,550.00

  • Option 2
    Payment Plan $1,650.00

    • Down payment of $650.00 required at time of registration

    • Second payment of $550.00 due 1 month after registration

    • Third payment of $550.00 due 2 months after registration.


All upcoming Personal Care Home Administrator 100 Hour Courses will be held virtually, until further notice! Classes will be presented virtually through the Zoom platform. Video AND audio are required to be turned on for all classes in order to count for attendance.


  • The PCHA Exam is required for all individuals who complete the 100-hour standardized department-approved administrator training after Jan. 31, 2009

  • The exam can be taken at Temple University Harrisburg, by appointment only, by emailing

  • The exam costs $150.  This exam fee is waived for individuals who have completed the full 100-hours with Temple University Harrisburg.

  • Individuals may register for the exam if they have completed the 100 Hour course at a DHS approved training facility OR if they have a current PA NHA License. Either way, documentation must be submitted to Jennifer Donahue prior to taking the exam.


Jennifer Donahue
Jennifer Donahue

Program Manager



"The 100-hour Personal Care Home course was the most efficiently organized and administered course I have ever been a part of. Each session was punctual and ran seamlessly. The material presented was easily accessible and informative. Program Manager, Jennifer, was quick to respond and went out of her way to assist students. In my case, I had multiple scheduling issues because of work conflicts which made completion of the course during a single semester impossible. Jennifer went out of her way to ensure that I finished the course by scheduling make-up dates, sending me course material and making specific accommodations for my needs. Over the past two decades I have enrolled in dozens of undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses, this course was by far the best administered of any of my experiences to date. Jennifer truly went above and beyond in this capacity, and I can’t speak more highly of her and my experience as a whole in this course."