PCHA Administrative Requirements

Individual Eligibility

You must be 21 years of age or older

You must have one of the following qualifications:

  • A license as a registered nurse from the Department of State
  • A minimum of an associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Department of State and 1 year of work experience in a related field
  • A license as a nursing home administrator from the Department of State
  • For a home serving 8 or fewer residents, a general education development diploma (GED) or high school diploma and 2 years direct care or administrative experience in the human services field.

PCHA Course Requirements

Enrolled Students must:

  • Attend all classes in order to be eligible for exam.  If missing a scheduled class is unavoidable, you must make up the class.
  • Ensure that all the required transcripts, licenses and certifications have been submitted prior to sitting for the final exam
  • Pass the exam in order to receive the certificate and be eligible to become a Personal Care Home Administrator.
  • Attend an orientation program approved and administered by the Department of Human Services or DHS (see below)
  • Obtain a passing score on the Department- Approved competency based training test

Orientation Program

It is recommended that you attend the Orientation prior to taking the course.

 Click Here for the Administrator Orientation Program Schedule.