About the Course

The 100 Hour Personal Care Home Administrators Course offered by Temple University is a course required by DPW for those individuals who would like to become Personal Care Home Administrators.   Prior to initial employment as an administrator a candidate must successfully complete the following:

(1)  An orientation program approved and administered by the Department.

(2)  A 100-hour standardized Department-approved administrator training course.

(3)  A Department-approved competency-based training test with a passing score.

This start date for this course is March 5th.

Click on link below to see PCHA Class Flyer:

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The 100 hour course is scheduled to start on March 5th, 2014 (*pending sufficient enrollment.)  Including the exam, the course is 17 weeks.  The exam will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  The course will be held at the Temple University Campus in North Philadelphia in Barton Hall.

The course is $1175.00.  *If you already have a valid Certification in CPR/First Aid you may submit it with your application.  In that case, you may waive the CPR/First Aid module and your payment will be $1095.00.

The Modules Covered in this training are:

Budgeting, Financial Record Keeping, Resident Records

Resident Home Contracts

Local, State, & Federal Law Pertaining to Operating a Home

Resident Rights

Certification in CPR / First Aid

Staff Supervision, Staff Training and Retention

Writing, Completing, and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments and Support Plans


Community Resources, Social Services, Activities in the Community

Nutrition, Food Handling, Sanitation

Cultural Competency

Care for Residents with Mental Illness

Care for Residents with Developmental Disabilities

Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and other needs

Abuse/Neglect Prevention

Medication Procedures, Side Effects, Precautions

Personal Care/Hygiene


Fire Prevention / Emergency Preparedness

For more information please contact:

Andrea Warner

Andrea Warner or (717) 232 – 6400

or toll-free 1-866-769-1860

Fax:  717-221-1634

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