Pennsylvania Patient Care Technician

In Pennsylvania, Patient Care Technicians are required to be listed on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry. Certain basic criteria must be met first before applying.


Basic requirements for becoming a Nurse Aide in Pennsylvania.

To become a Nurse Aide, one must do the following:

  • Completing Nurse Aide training and passing both written and skills exams

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Strong desire to help people
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning

You must also obtain national certification as a Patient Care Technician. We highly recommend seeking certification through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Eligibility requirements to take an NHA certification exam:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have completed a training program or have one year work experience in the field
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Note: The current fee for taking the exam is $149. Check with your PCT training program to see if this is included in your tuition and fees.

Pennsylvania Contact Information:
PA Nurse Aide Registry
PA Department of Health
Division of Nursing Care Facilities
Room 526, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1816
Registry Managed by:
Pearson VUE
PO Box 13785
Philadelphia, PA 19101-3785
Phone: 800-852-0518
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http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/nurse_aide_registry/14154
http://www.pearsonvue.com/


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