Do you have a passion for helping others, especially those who are elderly or disabled? Would you like to turn your passion into a career? If so, a career as a certified nurse aide may be the best choice for you. There is a great need for qualified CNAs in Alaska.
Certification Requirements in Alaska
For you to become a CNA in Alaska, you will need to complete the requirements set forth by the Alaska Board of Nursing. First, you must graduate from a CNA program that has been approved by the state. After you have done this, you will need to submit Application for Certified Nurse Aide by Examination to the state’s CNA registry. Upon passing the exam successfully, you will be registered as a CNA in Alaska and can start applying for CNA jobs in the state.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Alaska
One of the best things about choosing to become a Certified Nurse Aide in Alaska is that the certification process is very easy. Simply visit the Alaska's Nurse Aide Registry website and click on "Application for Certified Nurse Aide by Examination." This will take you to an application that you must fill out and submit along with all the required documents and fees.
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Alaska
If you need to verify your CNA certification in Alaska, go to the State of Alaska website and click on the "Professional Licensing" tab. Next, click on "Request License Verification." This will take you to an application that you must fill out and submit to verify your CNA certification in Alaska.
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Alaska
Your Alaska nurse aide certification is issued for two years and expires on even-numbered years, regardless of when you received it. To renew your certification, you must fulfil some continuing education requirement, submit a renewal application, and pay the current renewal fee.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Alaska
You must work as a CNA for at least 160 hours every two years to keep your certification active in Alaska. If you fall under this figure, you may need to take the competency exam again and will have to complete various continuing education courses and pay a reinstatement fee to reinstate your certification.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Alaska to Another State
If you are moving to another state and need to transfer your CNA certification, the Alaska CNA Candidate Handbook recommends you to contact the Alaska Board of Nursing.
Alaska Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Alaska Nurse Aide Registry at:
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1500, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8169
Fax: (907) 269-8196
Registry Search: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/cbp/main/Search/Professional
State-Approved CNA Programs in Alaska
If you want to get trained in Alaska, one of the following schools can get you started.
Alaska Job Corps Center800 Lynn Martin Dr, Palmer, AK 99645
Alaska Technical Center843 4th St, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Alaska Vocational Training Center1565 Bragaw St, Anchorage, AK 99508
Caregiver Training Academy203 W 15th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Kenai Peninsula College533 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603
Kenai Peninsula College156 College Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669
Kodiak College117 Benny Benson Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615
Mat-Su Career & Tech High2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy, Wasilla, AK 99654
Matanuska-Susitna College8295 College Dr, Palmer, AK 99645
University of Alaska Anchorage3211 Providence Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508
University of Alaska Fairbanks201 Akiak Dr, Bethel, AK 99559
University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical College604 Barnette St, Fairbanks, AK 99701
University of Alaska Southeast11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801
University of Alaska Southeast2600 7th Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901
University of Alaska Southeast1332 Seward Ave, Sitka, AK 99835