CNA Training In Alaska
In the state of Alaska, nurse aide candidates, student nurses, those listed on our of state CNA registries, and those trained in the military as medics must complete a CNA evaluation to practice as a nurse assistant. New candidates must complete a training course and pass an examination.
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Alaska?
The Alaska Board of Nursing administers CNA certification and regulations.
Who Administers the CNA Exam in Alaska?
The CNA certification exam in Alaska is administered by Pearson VUE.
Alaska State Requirements for CNAs
To become eligible for employment as a CNA in Alaska, a candidate must complete training at a state-approved organization in the last two years.
Alaska CNA Exam Details
In Alaska, the CNA exam has two parts, the written (or oral) exam and the Skill Evaluation. If a candidate chooses to take the oral exam they will have the option to do so in English or Spanish, though Spanish speakers will be expected to know some basic spoken and written English. The exams are handled by Pearson Vue and following NNAAP exam model guidelines.
Follow the links below for more testing information from Pearson Vue:
Upon passing the Alaska CNA exam, you are added to the Alaska Nurse Aide Registry. Nurse aide certificates must be renewed every two years in even-numbered years regardless of when the certificate was issued.
How Much Does the Alaska CNA Exam Cost?
The following is a breakdown of costs for CNA exams in Alaska:
$50 – Clinical Skills and Written Examination
$55 – Clinical Skills and Oral Test
$100 – Initial Certification
$60 – Fingerprint Processing Fee
$50 – Application Fee
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Alaska?
The average annual salary for a CNA in Alaska can be up to $17.84 per hour and between approximately $24,000 and $39,670 per year
Alaska CNA Training Locations
There are a number of options for CNA classes including Anchorage, Juneau, Kodiak and more.
AVTEC- Alaska’s Institute of Technology
809 Second Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99504
Cordova Community Medical Center
602 Chase Ave.
Cordova, AK 99574
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
117 Benny Benson Dr.
Kodiak, AK 99615
Alaska Job Corps Center
800 Lynn Martin Dr.
Palmer, AK 99645
Prince William Sound Community College
303 Lowe St.
Valdez, AK 99686
Wrangell Medical Center
310 Bennett St.
Wrangell, AK 99929