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 program 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 Credentia. If you’re interested in preparing for the exam we encourage you to take one of our free CNA practice test options available on this site. The CNA handbook offered by Credentia for CNA exam candidates is here. Take additional practice tests here:
Alaska State Requirements for CNAs
To become eligible for employment as a CNA in Alaska, a candidate must complete classes 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 Credentia and following NNAAP exam model guidelines.
Follow the links below for more testing information from Credentia:
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 salary for a CNA in Alaska is $20.43 per hour and $42,500 per year, which rank out as some of the highest pay levels in the United States.
Alaska Nurse Aide Registry
Follow this link for information on how to contact the Alaska Nurse Aide Registry To check the standing of a CNA on the Alaska registry, follow this link.
Alaska CNA Program Locations
There are a number of options for CNA classes including Anchorage, Juneau, Kodiak and more. If you can’t find a class near you or that is convenient, check out another list of locations here for CNA classes in Alaska.
|Cordova Community Medical Center ||Cordova, AK 99574||(907) 424-8000|
|University of Alaska Southeast ||Juneau, AK 99801||(907) 225-6177|
|Kodiak College ||Kodiak, AK 99615||(907) 486-4161|
|Alaska Job Corps Center||Palmer, AK 99645||(907) 861-8800|
Free CNA Classes Available in Alaska
If you’re looking for free CNA courses near you in Alaska, the following accredited facilities offer free CNA classes throughout the state. There are various types of free classes available, and some of these locations may be senior care facilities or other medical care centers which may require a work contract as a condition of payment. In these situations, you agree to work for the facility for a set period of time in exchange for your free CNA classes. For specific details on the availability and scheduling of free CNA courses, please contact these facilities directly.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Cordova Community Medical Center Ltc.||Cordova, AK 99574||(907) 424-8000|
|Denali Center||Fairbanks, AK 99701||(907) 458-5100|
|South Peninsula Hospital Ltc.||Homer, AK 99603||(907) 235-0231, 907-235-8101|
|Wildflower Court||Juneau, AK 99801||(907) 463-8700|
|Ketchikan General Hospital Ltc.||Ketchikan, AK 99901||(888) 786-2513 , 907-225-5171|
|Quyanna Care Center||Nome, AK 99762||907-443-3384, (907) 443-3331|
|Petersburg Medical Center Ltc.||Petersburg, AK 99833||(907) 772-4291|
|Prince William Sound Community College||Valdez, AK 99686||(907) 834-1600|