About the 100 Hour PCHA Course

The 100 Hour Personal Care Home Administrators Course offered by Temple University is an initial training course required by the Department of Human Services or DHS (formerly DPW) for those individuals who would like to become Personal Care Home Administrators.

Prior to initial employment as an administrator a candidate must successfully complete the following:

(1)  An orientation program approved and administered by the Department. (It is helpful to attend this orientation prior to or during the course.)

(2)  A 100-hour standardized Department-approved administrator training course.

(3)  A Department-approved competency-based training test with a passing score.

The Modules Covered in this training are:

  • Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping, Resident Records

  • Resident Home Contracts

  • Local, State, & Federal Law Pertaining to Operating a Home

  • Resident Rights

  • Certification in CPR / First Aid * you will receive a separate certification after the completion of this module.

  • Staff Supervision, Staff Training and Retention

  • Writing, Completing, and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments and Support Plans

  • Recreation

  • Community Resources, Social Services, Activities in the Community

  • Nutrition, Food Handling, Sanitation

  • Cultural Competency

  • Care for Residents with Mental Illness

  • Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities

  • Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and other needs

  • Abuse/Neglect Prevention

  • Medication Procedures, Side Effects, Precautions

  • Personal Care/Hygiene

  • Gerontology

  • Fire Prevention / Emergency Preparedness

*Bonus:  A Mental Health First Aid module has been added to the curriculum.  There is no additional cost for this module.  You will receive a separate certificate after the completion of this module.  There is more information on the Mental Health First Aid page.