CNA Certification in Alaska

Get up-to-date information on how to earn, verify, renew, reinstate and transfer a CNA certification in Alaska, including top-rated CNA programs.
CNA License in Alaska

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.

CNA 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 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
Verification Link

State-Approved CNA Programs in Alaska

If you want to get trained in Alaska, one of the following schools can get you started.

  1. Kenai Peninsula College

    533 E Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-7743
  2. Kodiak College

    117 Benny Benson Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615 (907) 486-4161
  3. Matanuska-Susitna College

    8295 College Dr, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 745-9774
  4. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    201 Akiak Dr, Bethel, AK 99559 (907) 543-4500
  5. University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical College

    604 Barnette St, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 455-2876
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