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CNA Information For Alaska

April 22nd, 2022

Alaska is looking for qualified, skilled, nurse aides due to a shortage in the state. People who would like to be part a medical team in Alaska, must follow rules and regulations implemented by Alaska States Board of Nursing. The Alaska Board of Nursing or the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development has set regulations to carry out the laws to qualify applicants.

Requirements to work as a CNA in Alaska

Successful completion of state – approved training
Pass both written and skill CNA State Exam
Applicants must submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and temporary permits will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check
Salary Average for Certified Nursing Assistant in Alaska

Less Experienced: $24,440
Average Experience: $29,120
More Experienced: $31,200
$10-$14 per hour typically (Hourly rate will increase by experience)
Training program criteria in Alaska

According to Alaska Board of Nursing, CNA programs must consist of at least 140 hours includes a minimum of 60 hours of classroom and 80 hours of clinical training. Some state-approved training programs may differ when it comes to number of hours in classroom and practical training.

Applying for Reciprocity in Alaska

If an approved CNA moves to Alaska from their home state, you must show proof of successful completion from that state – approved training program, proof that you are have no violations and proof of passing the CNA state exam

State Contact Information for CNA Certifications

For more detailed information, you may contact them at:

AK Nurse Aide Registry
AK Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Phone #: 907-269-8169
Fax #: 907-269.8196

List of State-Approved Training Programs:

One of the most important requirements to become CNA is to be trained in state – approved training program. Below are a few training programs in the state of Alaska

Alaska’s Institute of Technology (AVTEC)

For Seward Campus:

809 2nd Avenue
Seward, Alaska 99664
Phone #: (907) 224-3322
Toll free #: 1-800-478-5389
Fax #: (907) 224-4400

For Anchorage Campus:

1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 113
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
Phone #: (907) 334-2230
Fax #: (907) 334-2237

Cost is $1,900 includes (Books – $580 and Tuition – $1,320)
230 total clock hours within 38 training days
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

Tanana Valley Campus
1000 University Ave. Rm. 109
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone #: (907) 455-2876

Cost is $141 per credit hour
One semester training only