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Steps to Joining the Public Authority Registry

The Public Authority Registry is for providers who want to work for more IHSS consumers.  The IHSS Enrollment process is separate from joining the registry. If you already have an IHSS consumer you plan to work for, and don't want more consumers, please go to the enrollment webpage at  Complete the steps to begin receiving timesheets.

To list your name on the registry for more consumers, review the information below.
Every effort will be made to ensure IHSS consumers are receiving high quality care from skilled providers. To maintain these standards, the Public Authority Registry reserves the right to reject any applicant at any point of this process due to specific needs of the consumers, language demands, or other disqualifying factors.

If you are interested in joining the Registry to have your name referred out to IHSS consumers in need so you can be hired and begin working for someone, please complete the following steps. Applicants who do not complete the entire process will not be added to the Registry. We are a referral service only and do not guarantee work.


1.      Call the Public Authority Registry (408) 350-3220 to speak with a specialist who will conduct an initial screening and intake. You may also submit an interest form by  Clicking here to request an application.


2.      Complete and submit the application sent to you for screening. The application must be complete and legible with two valid work references to be considered for the next step in the process. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


3.      Attend a four hour Registry Introduction Training. This is an invitation only event where we will share valuable information on many important topics such as:

a.       Details about the IHSS program

b.      Details about the Public Authority

c.       Rules and expectations as an Independent Provider

d.      Tips on professionalism


4.      Complete the Enrollment process if you have not already done so. The Enrollment process includes fingerprinting for a Department of Justice background check which is a State mandated requirement to become authorized to work as an IHSS provider.


5.      Schedule and attend an individual interview. All applicants must have a face-to-face interview with one of our specialists. Providers are expected to arrive on time, communicate effectively, be courteous, respectful and responsible, and follow directions during the application process.


After reviewing the steps if you’re still interested, please contact the Public Authority Registry: 408-350-3220  Or  Click here to complete this online interest form.


Not everyone who is authorized to work in IHSS is listed on the registry. It is a privilege and special care is taken to select quality providers to refer out to IHSS consumers.