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: $1,575.00 paid at time of registration. This program fee includes the cost of the exam and all course materials. Space will be limited, and registration will close once the class has reached capacity. Space cannot be held prior to receipt of full program fee.
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.
Winter 2020 Cohort
Every Tuesday from November 10, 2020 through March 9, 2021
All classes will start promptly at 9:00 am.
*No class December 29, 2020 for holiday break
Spring 2021 Cohort
Every Thursday from February 4, 2021 through May 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Cohort
Every Tuesday from August 2, 2021 through November 23, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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