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Penn State delivers continuing education for health care professionals who are preparing to become personal care home administrators and/or administrators and direct-care staff who must meet continuing education requirements.

In addition, individuals who are providing elder care for family members will find several or all topics to be of value and are welcome to attend these courses.

Our programs address issues surrounding personal care homes as well as the responsibility to provide safe, humane, comfortable, and supportive residential settings for adults who don't require the services in or of a licensed, long-term care facility, but do require assistance or supervision with daily living activities and other physical and mental life skills.

All individuals who completed the 100-hour standardized department-approved administrator training course after January 31, 2009, must successfully complete the orientation program for new administrators and a competency test with a passing score in accordance with 55 Pa.Code § 2600.64(a)(3) (relating to administrator training and orientation). 

In addition, current administrators must complete at least 24 hours of training related to job duties. All direct-care staff must complete 12 hours of training.

You may register for the entire program for a total cost of $1,159, or you may choose to take classes as needed. These courses may be taken as part of the required 24-hour continuing education credits.

Penn State is an approved provider through the Department of Public Welfare under the Personal Care Homes Licensing Regulations as of April 23, 2005, published in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (35 Pa.B.2499).

Registration is open for all courses.

Required Department of Public Welfare Orientation
Friday, January 15, 2016

Click here to register for this required orientation.


Click here to register for the entire 100-hour course offered Monday, January 18, through Friday, February 19, 2016, for a fee of $1,159.

Medication Procedures
Monday, January 18, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $98

Recreation
Monday, January 18, 2016
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Personal Care Services and Hygiene
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $126

Cultural Competency
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Gerontology
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $84

First Aid Training
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Nutrition, Food Handling, and Sanitation
Thursday, January 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $98

Certification in CPR
Thursday, January 21, 2016
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Care for Residents with Mental Illness
Friday, January 22, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $126

Writing Assessments
Saturday, January 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $70

Fire Prevention
Monday, October 12, 2015, or
Monday, February 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting
Monday, October 12, 2015, or
Monday, February 15, 2016
3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $84

Care for Residents with Dementia
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, or
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $112

Community Resources
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, or
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $56

Budgeting and Financial Record Keeping
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, or
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $56

Care for Residents with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, or
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $28

Local, State, and Federal Laws
Thursday, October 15, 2015, or
Thursday, February 18, 2016
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $28

Resident Home Contracts
Thursday, October 15, 2015, or
Thursday, February 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $28

Residents' Rights
Thursday, October 15, 2015, or
Thursday, February 18, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $42

Staff Supervision
Friday, October 16, 2015, or
Friday, February 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $112

Licensed Nursing Home Administrators who wish to become licensed as a Personal Care Home Administrator must complete the orientation and exam.  The fee for the exam is $130.  Please click here to register and call our office to schedule an appointment to take the exam.

To register or obtain more information, please contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.

 

The Adult Residential Licensing Program is pleased to announce a scholarship that will allow eligible personal care homes to send an individual for training at no charge.

Click here for more information about the Adult Residential Program.

You can also download the Spring 2015 Adult Residential Licensing Program brochure (pdf).