HBGBHSL0010 - Direct Care Staff Training and Competency Test for Personal Care Homes (PCH) and Assisted Living Residences (ALR)
This 6-hour online training program will give you an overview of the concepts and information needed to become a direct care staff person in a Personal Care Home (PCH) or Assisted Living Residence (ALR). This training and competency test are required before you can provide unsupervised resident care. This training is required by the PCH and ALR regulations relating to direct care staff person training and orientation.
This Direct Care Staff Training course and competency test is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Residences in accordance with 55 Pa. Code §2600.65(d)(2), §2600.65(d)(3), §2800.65(g)(2), and §2800.65(g)(3).
All PCH and ALR direct care staff persons hired after Oct. 31, 2007, who will provide unsupervised Activities of Daily Living (ADL) services, must successfully complete the course and pass the competency test in accordance with 55 Pa. Code §2600.65(d)(2), §2600.65(d)(3), §2800.65(g)(2), and §2800.65(g)(3) (relating to direct care staff person training and orientation). The course and test must be completed before any direct care staff person can provide unsupervised ADL services.
Thinkific is the learning management system that supports the training and competency test. Instructions for accessing Thinkific will be provided in an email you will receive immediately after registering.
After you complete the training, there will be an online test. The online test has 50 questions and you must score 70 percent or above to pass. You may take the test as many times as needed and each time you take the test the questions will be different. Once you pass the test, you will receive a “certificate of completion” that you must print and give to your employer. You should also maintain a copy of the certificate in your own records.
After completing the training and competency test, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. Please print out the certificate and immediately give it to your supervisor. You should also maintain a copy of the certificate in your own records.
ADLS and IADS
Assessments and Support Plans
Caring for Residents with Cognitive or Mental Health Needs
Caring for Residents with Mobility Needs
Emergency Medical Plans
Food Handling and Sanitation
Gerontology and Normal Aging
Infection Control and Standard Precautions
Mandatory Reporting of Abuse and Neglect
Nutrition and Hydration
Recreation, Socialization, Community Resources, Social Services and Activities in the Community
Reportable Incidents and Conditions
Residents with Specialized Care Needs
Safe Management Techniques
Safety Management and Hazard Prevention
If you have any questions or concerns during this process, please email email@example.com.
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This account is monitored during the office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We will respond within 24 hours.
This training is not open to the public.
Individuals must be working in a Pennsylvania Personal Care Home or Assisted Living Residence to take this training and competency test.
This training and certificate were not developed to meet the regulatory requirements for any other facility, home health agency, or direct care provider in Pennsylvania.
The training utilizes the Learning Management System, Thinkific. The preferred internet browser for Thinkific is Google Chrome.
A device with audio and video is necessary to complete this course.