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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Nurse Aide Registry

Certification of nurse aides and maintenance of the nurse aide abuse registry are responsibilities of the Board of Nursing. The Board also makes final certification decisions and takes disciplinary action against nurse aides who violate the law. The Nurse Aide Registry Program is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing.

Alaska statutes prohibit unlicensed practice. Specifically, AS 08.68.360 states that the practice of professional or practical nursing for compensation by a person who is not licensed, or whose license is suspended, or revoked, or expired, is declared to be inimical to the public welfare and to constitute a public nuisance.

Public Notice

Notice of Proposed Regulations

The Division proposes to update regulations relating to general occupational licensing functions or centralized licensing regulations including repealing or removing outdated regulations and citations, payment plan agreement for initial license fees, temporary license application requirements for military families, continuing education verification requirements, staleness date period for documents, adding application and temporary license fees, etc.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on February 4, 2021

Renewal Application

Certification Information

Applications for Certification

Applications may be held in pending status for up to a year (after a year, a new form, fingerprint card and fees may be required). Applications inactive for more than a year are considered abandoned.

Fingerprint Information

Training Program

Nurse Aide Training Program Application

Nurse Aide Abuse Registry

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the board to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.68 and regulations 12 AAC 44 specifically govern the practice of nursing and certified nurse aides. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Board of Nursing interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.

Contact Information

David Worrell, Licensing Examiner
david.worrell@alaska.gov
Phone:(907) 269-8169
Fax: (907) 269-8196
550 W. 7th Avenue., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567