CNA Training In Alaska

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 
http://www.avtec.edu/
809 Second Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 334-2230

Cordova Community Medical Center 
http://www.cdvcmc.com/
602 Chase Ave.
Cordova, AK 99574
(907) 424-8000

University of Alaska Southeast 
http://www.uas.alaska.edu/
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 225-6177

Kodiak College 
http://www.koc.alaska.edu/
117 Benny Benson Dr.
Kodiak, AK 99615
(907) 486-4161

Alaska Job Corps Center
http://www.jobcorps.gov/
800 Lynn Martin Dr.
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-8800

Prince William Sound Community College 
http://www.pwscc.edu/
303 Lowe St.
Valdez, AK 99686
(907) 834-1600

Wrangell Medical Center 
http://www.wrangellmedicalcenter.com/
310 Bennett St.
Wrangell, AK 99929
(907) 874-7000