Personal Care Home Administrator training begins in September at Penn State York

July 26, 2016

Penn State York will offer the 100-hour required training program for Personal Care Home Administrators (PCHAs) beginning Sept. 30.

The 100 hours of training is offered in a 19-session format, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30-Nov. 11, on campus. The course work includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training.

Participants can satisfy continuing education requirements with a variety of professional development courses for nurses, administrators, direct-care staff and other health care professionals. Penn State’s program has been approved by the Department of Public Welfare. 

State regulations include many requirements for personal care homes such as staff training and education. Prior to initial employment as an administrator, a candidate must successfully complete the 100-hour standardized administrator-training course approved by the Department of Public Welfare.

Cost for the complete training course is $1,450. The PCHA exam will be offered the week after the class ends. The cost to take the exam is an additional $100.

For more information or to register, call Judy Woods at 717-771-4032, email her at, or visit the website at


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Last Updated July 26, 2016