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Direct Care Staff Training and Competency Test for Personal Care Home is a 6-hour online training program to give an overview of the concepts and information needed to become a direct care staff person in a Personal Care Home. This training and competency test are required before you can provide unsupervised resident care. This training is required by the Personal home care regulations relating to direct care staff person training and orientation.

After you complete the training, there will be an online test with 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 email to staffing coordinator at agency.

This Direct Care Staff Training course and competency test is required, prepared and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for Personal Care Homes (PCH) and Assisted Living Residences (ASR) in accordance with 55 Pa. Code §2600.65(d)(2), §2600.65(d)(3), §2800.65(g)(2), and §2800.65(g)(3).

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.

Click on the provider staff to take the training and email certificate to info@edmacyhomecare.com.

Click the link to proceed: https://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=101669587.