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Personal Care Home Administrator Certificate (0008)

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Personal Care Home Administrator Certificate - Non-Credit (0008)

Helpfully YOURS, our instructors will provide you with the skills you need to assume the responsibilities related to the managing a personal care home or assisted living facility

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Personal care homes are residences that provide shelter, meals and assistance to older people or individuals with physical, behavioral health or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves.

As an administrator, you are responsible for the management of a personal care home. This includes the health and overall well-being of the residents, remaining compliant with state regulations, implementing policies and procedures and ensuring it is a safe environment.



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Our 100-hour course prepares you to:

  • Meet the state defined qualifications required prior to be licensed as a PCH Administrator.

To be an administrator, you must have at least one of the following:

  • License as a registered nurse from the Department of State
  • Associate degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
  • License as a licensed practical nurse from the Department of State and one year of work experience
  • License as a nursing home administrator from the Department of State
  • General development diploma or high school diploma and two years’ direct care or administrative experience in the human services field

You must provide the office with a copy of your current CPR/AED/First Aid card. This is no longer included in our program and you must provide documentation showing completion of your courses prior to the licensure exam. There are NO exceptions to this requirement.

Our course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to meet the requirements set forth in the regulations, effective October 2005.


  • View summaries of our noncredit courses at HACC by browsing our schedule.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education and earn an associate degree at HACC! Our healthcare programs, among others, maybe of interest.

When you complete your associate degree, you can transfer credits to a four-year school.

For your convenience, you can complete the entire training at our Harrisburg Campus provided you take some of the coursework through multiple modalities (e.g. Online, Blended and/or Remote Learning.)


Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there scholarships available. Please visit for details and deadlines.



The classes are offered twice a year. Please use the information listed in the "How Can I Learn More" section to contact our office for start dates and application deadlines.

Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.