120 Hour NHA Course

Earn your eligibility for the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administration state license examination.

Continuing Education Courses

Keep your NHA license up to date by fulfilling your biennial continuing education requirements.

Refresher Course

Get ready for the national and state tests for nursing home administration licensure.

Pursuing a career in Nursing
Home Administration? Need CEUs?

ICER courses now offered through
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Institute for Continuing Education and Research (ICER) is the Delaware Valley's most respected and trusted provider of nursing home administration courses required for Pennsylvania licensure and license retention, including the 120-Hour Introduction to Nursing Home Administration course, a refresher course and convenient continuing education courses.

Now ICER’s proven courses, including the 120-Hour Course, are offered through affiliation with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Registration for ICER courses still is handled through the ICER website by clicking here.

The 120-Hour Course also will be offered as part of PCOM’s new interdisciplinary Master of Science in Aging and Long-Term Care Administration (ALTCA) program. Registration for the master’s program is handled through the PCOM website. Co-Directors of the PCOM master’s program are ICER leaders Grace Harrison, MPA NHA, and Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD RN-BC CWCN CALA NHA FCPP.


Over 150 Hours of CEUs Available

Every individual class within the 120-Hour Course is registered with and has been certified by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), and can be taken to fulfill licensed administrators' biennial continuing education requirements in addition to meeting pre-licensure requirements. ICER also offers 32 hours of continuing education courses for licensed administrators twice a year, totaling more than 150 hours of NHA, NAB credit available every six-month cycle.

The 120-Hour Course provides a comprehensive course of study specifically for nursing home administrators. It is approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators to meet the 120-hour continuing education requirement needed by most applicants to be eligible for the Pennsylvania license examination. NAB-certified classes also are generally accepted by other states as well. Check with your specific board to verify its policy on out of state classes.

ICER's faculty includes some of the most knowledgeable and experienced educators and practitioners in the field.

Most classes are held at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.