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 $1,193, 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.

Registration is open for all courses.

Required Department of Human Services Orientation

Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register for May 12th orientation

Entire Course

Monday - Saturday, May 15 -20 and Monday - Friday, June 5 - 9

Cost: $1,193 *

Register for entire 100 hour course

Individual courses

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

Gerontology

Monday, May 15
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $90 *

Writing Assessments

Monday, May 15

4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 *

Personal Care Services and Hygiene

Tuesday, May 16
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $135 *

Cultural Competency

Tuesday, May 16
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 *

Medication procedures

Wednesday, May 17
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $105 *

Recreation

Wednesday, May 17
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation

Thursday, May 18
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $105 *

Certification in First Aid & CPR

Thursday, May 18
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $105 *

Care for Residents with Mental Illness

Friday, May 19
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $135 *

Fire Prevention

Monday, June 5
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting

Monday, June 5
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $90 *

Care for Residents with Dementia

Tuesday, June 6
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 *

Community Resources

Wednesday, June 7
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Budgeting and Financial Record Keeping

Wednesday, June 7
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $60 *

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

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

Local, State, and Federal Laws

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

Resident Home Contracts

Thursday, June 8
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 *

Residents' Rights

Thursday, June 8
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $45 *

Staff Supervision

Friday, June 9
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 *

Exam

Friday, June 9

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.