The IHSS Career Pathways Program is an exciting new program that provides training opportunities for IHSS providers to enhance providers skills and improve the quality of care for IHSS recipients. Providers who have completed provider enrollment are eligible to participate. Participation is voluntary, and the training is available statewide and free to providers.
Providers will be paid for attending and completing training courses and can earn incentive payments for completing training classes. Providers will be paid at their normal county wage rate and are required to claim payment through the IHSS Electronic Services Portal (ESP).
There are five separate pathways, in two categories, available to providers:
Category 1: General Pathways
- General Health and Safety
- Adult Education
Category 2: Specialized Skills Pathways
- Cognitive Impairments and Behavioral Health
- Complex Physical Care Needs
- Transition to home and community based-living from out-of-home care or homelessness
Classes may be online with an instructor, self-paced, or in-person.
Learn more about the IHSS Career Pathways Program, including the course catalog, registration, and payment claim information:
Online: IHSS Career Pathways Program
Telephone: IHSS Service Desk (866) 376-7066 (Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm, excluding major holidays)