CNA Classes 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 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 $21.35 per hour and $44,420 per year, which ranks 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

The CNA schools displayed in this section offer tuition-based programs.

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 LocationsCityPhone
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 99762907-443-3384, (907) 443-3331
Petersburg Medical Center Ltc.
Petersburg, AK 99833(907) 772-4291
Prince William Sound Community College
Valdez, AK 99686(907) 834-1600