About the PDA Learning Management System


January 2008:  The Learning Management System (LMS) was first developed as the Long Term Living Training Institute (LTLTI) of Pennsylvania and was established to provide consistent training opportunities state-wide for the aging network.

July 2019:  Due to rapidly changing technology, the need to develop a new Learning Management System (LMS) was imperative.  The new LMS, now called the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Learning Management System, provides online learning and development platform that is always available over a range of mobile platforms.  The new LMS offers a fresh new look that is user-friendly and easy to navigate, offers mobile-friendly accessibility from various mobile devices, and enhanced capabilities for user tracking and reporting.

Vision & Mission

The vision of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is maximizing independence, safety, and well-being for older adults, their families, and the communities supported by the work of competent, committed, and confident professionals.

PDA works to ensure that the long-term living network is supported by retaining qualified, trained staff. This is accomplished by providing educational opportunities, including traditional classrooms, conferences, webinars, and online training, thereby enriching the expertise of those who support and/or provide services to older Pennsylvanians to maximize their level of independence and community living options.

The Mission of PDA is to train and provide technical support to those working in the Long Term Living system to support adults and maximize their level of independence.

Guiding Principles
  • Fill training gaps and avoid duplication of training efforts
  • Coordinate long term living training activities
  • Develop training programs which foster standardization of principles and practices
  • Develop programs which establish core competencies
  • Provide learning opportunities that support the Commonwealth’s rebalancing initiatives
  • Minimize costs associated with training for agencies and providers of long term living
  • Respect and promote participants right to dignity and self-determination
  • Embrace diversity addressing cultural, spiritual, and ethnic values and beliefs
Programs & Initiatives

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is involved in directly implementing professional training services and resources to other relevant programs to facilitate staff working in the various fields of human services.

Much of our training information is available in the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Learning Management System (PDA LMS) training portal.  Training accounts are available to human service organizations and staff upon request.  To register an account, please visit the PDA LMS homepage and access the New User button.


The Pennsylvania Department of Aging utilizes a wide collaborative base to help deliver effective training.  This includes the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A), and various training presenters, subject matter experts, and policy officials.


The Pennsylvania Department of Aging endeavors to maximize the independence, safety, and well-being of older adults, their families, and communities, by supporting the work of competent, committed, and confident professionals.  Funds for P4A are provided under Contract Number 4100056808 and Purchase Order Number 4300295626 from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA).


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information:

Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A) – Administrator for the PDA LMS training portal
525 S. 29th Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104

Phone: 717.541.4214 | Fax: 717.541.4217
www.pda-lms.org | helpcenter@pda-lms.org