The 100-hour personal care home administrator training program is for current and aspiring personal care administrators, nurses, caregivers, and healthcare professionals who wish to fulfill continuing education requirements.
The program consists of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services standardized and approved curriculum. Courses meet on weekends via Zoom and vary in length from two to nine hours.
To register, call 570-450-3136 or email Debra Conway, Penn State Hazleton director of continuing education. Zoom links and other information will be provided following registration.
To qualify for this program you must have one of the following:
- An associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
- A license as a registered nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- A license as a nursing home administrator from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Pennsylvania Department of State and one year experience in a related field
- A general education development diploma or high school diploma and two years direct care or administrative experience in the human services field (for a home serving eight or fewer residents)
You must also attend a one-day Pennsylvania Department of Human Services orientation in addition to the personal care home administrator course. There is no fee for the orientation.
Summer PCHA Session
Dates: July 8 to July 31
Format: The entire 100 hours of training is offered in both full-day and half-day formats on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Cost: $1,450 (test included)
Course mode: Zoom
|Gerontology (6 hours)||Friday, July 8||8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Development Disabilities (2 hours)||Friday, July 8||2:45 to 4:45 p.m.|
|Staff Supervision (8 hours)||Saturday, July 9||8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Resident Rights (2 hours)||Sunday, July 10||8 to 11 a.m.|
|Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness (4 hours)||Sunday, July 10||11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.|
|Medication Procedures and Effects (7 hours)||Friday, July 15||8 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Local, State, and Federal Laws (2 hours)||Friday, July 15||3:15 to 5:15 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Mental Illness (9 hours)||Saturday, July 16||8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping (4 hours)||Sunday, July 17||8 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|Writing and Implementing Assessments and Support Plans (5 hours)||Sunday, July 17||12:15 to 5:15 p.m.|
|Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Report (6 hours)||Friday, July 22||8 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Resident Home Contracts (2 hours)||Friday, July 22||2:15 to 4:15 p.m.|
|Personal Care and Hygiene (9 hours)||Saturday, July 23||8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Community Resources (4 hours)||Sunday, July 24||8 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|Recreation (4 hours)||Sunday, July 24||12:15 to 4:15 p.m.|
|Care for Residents with Dementia/Cognitive Impairment (8 hours)||Friday, July 29||8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation||Saturday, July 30||8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
|Cultural Competency (3 hours)||Sunday, July 31||8 to 11 a.m.|
|Test - Scheduling begins Monday, August 1|
|Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid (if not current)||TBD - if necessary||8 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
Students must also have a current CPR/AED certification. If certification is needed, please let us know and we can provide information for classes
Fall PCHA Session
Dates: September 13 to December 16
Format: The entire 100 hours of training is offered online from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and occasional Wednesdays
Course mode: Zoom
This is a free, mandatory, 6-hour program that must be completed before, during, or after the 100-hour training and exam in order to operate as a personal care home administrator. Registration is required and fills up quickly.
Attention current PCHAs: Each of the classes in the Personal Care Home Administrator 100-hour training can be taken by PCHAs toward their annual 24 credit requirement. The cost per credit hour is just $15 and you can get your credits in the evening or Saturday. Receive a special price of $249 if you register for all 24 required CEUs.