Introduction to Healthcare Employment & Apprenticeship Program

A 3-Phase Entry-level Program toward Healthcare Careers

Start your pathway to a healthcare career with IHAP!

This new, FREE, three-step employment program trains entry-level job seekers for careers in the healthcare sector. Candidates can earn the Nursing Assistant Certification (NA-C or CNA) – which is a prerequisite for several healthcare positions – through this convenient 8-week program.

Online training and in-person labs give you flexibility and access to hands-on learning.

Program Structure

IHAP consists of:

  • Daily online classes (4 – 6 hours), Monday – Friday every week.
  • In-person labs (4 hours) on weekends.
  • 40 hours of Clinical work experience
IHAP Phases

Complete IHAP in three simple Phases:

     Phase 1: The Basics of Healthcare, 3 weeks

    Phase 2: Next Steps to Certification, 4 weeks

    Phase 3 – Testing: Pass the WA State Exam & register as a Certified NA-C


Program Eligibility

To be eligible for IHAP, you must:

  • be18 yrs or older
  • be approved to work in US without sponsorship
  • be proficient in English (ESL Level 5)
  • Successfully pass a background check
Contact us to learn more about IHAP or enroll in an upcoming cohort.

IHAP was developed by the Health Care Apprenticeship Consortium, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, and Seattle Jobs Initiative.