Individuals who are interested in becoming Personal Care Home Administrators in Pennsylvania can take the required 100 Hour program. According to statute PA 55 Section 2600.64 (a)(2) regarding administrator training and orientation: Prior to initial employment as an administrator a candidate shall successfully complete a 100 hour standardized Department approved administrator training course.

Please note: You must apply for the course prior to completing the registration. Please click on “Apply” to complete the course application. Upon approval, we will direct you in registration and payment for the course.

Program Fee: This includes all training materials accessed online via Canvas and the final exam cost. Space will be limited, and registration will close once the class has reached capacity.

  • Option 1
    Pay in Full $1,550.00

  • Option 2
    Payment Plan $1,650.00

    • Down payment of $650.00 required at time of registration

    • Second payment of $550.00 due 1 month after registration

    • Third payment of $550.00 due 2 months after registration.


All upcoming Personal Care Home Administrator 100 Hour Courses will be held virtually, until further notice! Classes will be presented virtually through the Zoom platform. Video AND audio are required to be turned on for all classes in order to count for attendance.

Please visit our registration website for upcoming cohort dates!


  • The PCHA Exam is required for all individuals who complete the 100-hour standardized department-approved administrator training after Jan. 31, 2009

  • The exam can be taken at Temple University Harrisburg, by appointment only, by emailing 

  • The exam costs $150.  This exam fee is waived for individuals who have completed the full 100-hours with Temple University Harrisburg.

  • Individuals may register for the exam if they have completed the 100 Hour course at a DHS approved training facility OR if they have a current PA NHA License. Either way, documentation must be submitted to Jennifer Donahue prior to taking the exam.




A payment plan is available for this course. More details are available on the application page.

  • Jennifer Donahu

    Jennifer Donahue

    • Temple Harrisburg

      • Network of Evaluation Services and Training

        • Department Program/Project Manager