Personal Care Home Administrator Training

Personal Care Home Administrator Training

Fulfill your required training at a convenient, low-cost location.

Penn State delivers continuing education for health care professionals who are preparing to become personal care home administrators and/or administrators and direct-care staff who must meet continuing education requirements.

In addition, individuals who are providing elder care for family members will find several or all topics to be of value and are welcome to attend these courses.

Our programs address issues surrounding personal care homes as well as the responsibility to provide safe, humane, comfortable, and supportive residential settings for adults who don't require the services in or of a licensed, long-term care facility, but do require assistance or supervision with daily living activities and other physical and mental life skills.

All individuals who completed the 100-hour standardized department-approved administrator training course after January 31, 2009, must successfully complete the orientation program for new administrators and a competency test with a passing score in accordance with 55 Pa.Code § 2600.64(a)(3) (relating to administrator training and orientation).

In addition, current administrators must complete at least 24 hours of training related to job duties. All direct-care staff must complete 12 hours of training.

Penn State is an approved provider through the Department of Human Services Bureau of Human Services Licensing under the Personal Care Homes Licensing Regulations as of April 23, 2005, published in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (35 Pa.B.2499).

Admissions Requirements

You must have one of the following DHS requirements before attending:

  • A license as a registered nurse from the Department of State
  • An associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Department of State and one year of work experience in a related field.
  • A license as a nursing home administrator from the Department of State. For a home serving eight or fewer residents, individuals must have a general education development diploma or high school diploma and two years of direct care or administrative experience in the human services field.

Registration

You may register for the entire program for a total cost of $1,228, or you may choose to take classes as needed. These courses may be taken as part of the required 24-hour continuing education credits. Scholarships for the 100-hour course are available through the Thomas R. Roth Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Required Department of Human Services Orientation

Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register for September 29, 2017 Personal Care Home Orientation

Entire Course

Monday - Saturday, September 11-16 and Monday - Friday, October 16-20, 2017

Cost: $1,228 *

Register for Entire 100 Hour Personal Care Home Administrator course

Individual courses

Please contact our office at 724-773-3700 if you would like to register for individual courses.

Medication Procedures

Monday, September 11
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $105 *

Recreation

Monday, September 11
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Personal Care Services and Hygiene

Tuesday, September 12
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $135 *

Cultural Competency

Tuesday, September 12
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 *

Gerontology

Wednesday, September 13
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $90 *

First Aid

Wednesday, September 13
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 *

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation

Thursday, September 14
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $105 *

Certification in CPR

Thursday, September 14
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Care for Residents with Mental Illness

Friday, September 15
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $135 *

Writing Assessments

Saturday, September 16
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 *

Fire Prevention

Monday, October 16
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting

Monday, October 16
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $90 *

Care for Residents with Dementia

Tuesday, October 17
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 *

Community Resources

Wednesday, October 18
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Budgeting and Financial Record Keeping

Wednesday, October 18
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, October 18
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $30 *

Local, State, and Federal Laws

Thursday, October 19
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $30 *

Resident Home Contracts

Thursday, October 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 *

Residents' Rights

Thursday, October 19
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 *

Staff Supervision

Friday, October 20
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 *

Exam

Friday, October 20

5:00 p.m.

Upon completion of the 100-hour program you may take the certification exam at no cost. Failure to pass will result in a fee of $100 to retake the exam. Prior to a third exam attempt, you are required to retake the 100-hour program.

Licensed Nursing Home Administrators who wish to become licensed as a Personal Care Home Administrator must complete the orientation and exam. The fee for the exam is $150. Please call our office to schedule an appointment to take the exam.

* Cancellations and Refunds

Payment is due upon registration. Registration cancellations with a full refund will be accepted until one week prior to the first class. After that, the individual may be held responsible for registration and fees. The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.