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IHSS Provider Orientation

Individuals who want to become an IHSS provider have tocomplete all of the steps outlined in the How to Become an IHSS Providerprocess. The county IHSS Officeor county IHSS Public Authoritywill tell you when and where you can attend an orientation session.

The following information is available for your convenience, please contact your county IHSS Officeto find out their IHSS Provider Orientation process.If your county sent you to this website to complete the IHSS Provider Orientation Process, pleasestay in contact with them as you complete the following steps to ensure you are completing the process correctly, and to your county specifications:

  1. Read the IHSS Provider Orientation Guide(pdf).
    • Translations:The IHSS Provider Orientation Guide has just been updated, is currently being translated into Armenian, Chinese and Spanish and will be available soon.
  2. Upon completion, you mustsign an IHSS Program Provider Enrollment Agreement (SOC846).
  3. Turn this signed form into the county to complete theIHSS Provider Orientation requirements.

Mandatory IHSS Provider Orientation Handouts