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Personal Care Home Administrator Training

The Butler County Community College is offering the 100-hour training course for first time administrators and individual modules also serving as continuing education for experienced administrators. Topics will include all those required by the PA Department of Public Welfare.


The State Department of Public Welfare will offer a free and required orientation program for anyone interested in becoming a Personal Care Home Administrator. For information please call 724.287.8711 Ext 8421.

Personal Care Home Requirements

New regulations require first-time administrators to attend a 100-hour standardized Department-approved administrator training course, and current administrators to attend 24 hours of yearly job related training. The State has also defined qualifications that must be met prior to being certified as a PCH Administrator.

View the state prerequisites for PCH Administrators

2600.53. Qualifications and responsibilities of administrators.

  1. The administrator shall have one of the following qualifications:
    1. A license as a registered nurse from the Department of State.
    2. An associate's degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.
    3. A license as a licensed practical nurse from the Department of State and 1 year of work experience in a related field.
    4. A license as a nursing home administrator from the Department of State.
    5. For a home serving 8 or fewer residents, a general education development diploma or high school diploma and 2 years direct care or administrative experience in the human services field.
  2. The administrator shall be 21 years of age or older.
  3. The administrator shall be responsible for the administration and management of the home, including the health, safety and well-being of the residents, implementation of policies and procedures and compliance with this chapter.
  4. The administrator shall have the ability to provide personal care services or to supervise or direct the work to provide personal care services.
  5. The administrator shall have knowledge of this chapter.
  6. The administrator shall have the ability to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, including this chapter.
  7. The administrator shall have the ability to maintain or supervise the maintenance of financial and other records.
  8. The administrator shall be free from a medical condition, including drug or alcohol addiction, that would limit the administrator from performing duties with reasonable skill and safety.
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Classes At BC3

Classes are offered at the main campus beginning February 13
Main Campus Personal Care Home Classes
Classes are offered at BC3@Lawrence Crossing beginning February 24
BC3@Lawrence Crossing Personal Care Home Classes
The College is a PA Department of Public Welfare approved training institution. The cost for the entire program is $1,098.00.

Register Online

View course schedule, dates, and costs in our brochure.

For More Information Contact

H. Christine Coblentz
Workforce Development Secretary
724-287-8711 ext. 8421

Tracie Nehilla
Coordinator of Certificate Programs & Professional Education
724-287-8711 ext. 8171



























Personal Care Home Administrator Brochure (pdf)

View course schedule, dates and costs in our brochure (pdf)

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Contact Professional Education

Tracie Nehilla, Coordinator - Certificate Programs & Professional Education
724-287-8711 ext. 8171


Lisa Campbell, Director - Business Training
724-287-8711 ext. 8290

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