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​Assisted Living Residence Licensing


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General Information



The following forms are offered in PDF format; all forms will eventually be made fill-in enabled. If a Microsoft Word version of any form is needed, please contact the department's Operator Support Hotline at 1-866-503-3926 or email the Bureau of Human Services Licensing Headquarters Office at

Misc. Information 


Regulations and Interpretations

Interpretations — Questions/Answers

The clarifications and interpretations below will remain on the department's website until the information is included in the next updated Regulatory Compliance Guide (RCG).

Training Information 

 Plans of Correction

Direct Care Staff Person Training Course and Competency Test

All direct care staff persons 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 § 2800.65(g)(2) and (g)(3) (relating to direct care staff person training and orientation). The course/test must be completed prior to direct care staff persons providing unsupervised ADL services.

Please be aware that the department does not maintain a database of individuals who complete the course/test. Therefore, please be sure to print out your certificate of completion before logging off, as only proof provided regarding the completion of the course/test.

Please also note that each individual taking the course/test must successfully log out of the course/test before another individual can log in to take the course/test. A certificate of completion will not print properly and/or be accurate if this is not done.

Training for Trainers of Assisted Living Residence Administrators:

To become a DHS-approved training institution, the following steps must be completed: