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Regulation of Nursing Home Administrators

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Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates due to limited resources and staffing vacancies. Official copies of license certificates are now provided in licensees’ individual MY LICENSE self-service portal accounts. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up for or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE here.

For licenses expiring 12/31/2022:

Per 12 AAC 02.940(d), if you submit the renewal application and required fee before your license expiration date, your license will be extended to 3/31/2023 while staff review and process your renewal application. Once your renewal application is processed and complete, the extension date will be amended again accordingly. You may see the extension to 3/31/2023 appear anytime between now and December 31st. Please check your MY LICENSE self-service portal for additional updates and information that may be needed to complete your renewal.

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Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
OR
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

In order to receive communication via email, your email address of record must be current at all times. You may verify your current email address via the MY LICENSE self-service portal. If you are expecting communication from our office, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the nursing home administrator program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing nursing home administrators in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

For information on Assisted Living Homes or Facilities, please visit the State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services website .

Information Regarding Required Examinations

Attention Exam Candidates and Prospective Examinees: The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) has transitioned its examinations to a new structure where online applications must be filed through the new online application system, Clarus. Examinees for licensure as a licensed nursing home administrator will need to pass a 110-item “core of knowledge” section and a 55-item line of service section that are administered through PSI services. NAB’s examinations test for entry-level knowledge in long term care administration. The Nursing Home Administrator Exam (NHA) has been developed and administered by NAB for decades and is taken by over 2,000 candidates across the nation annually.

All applicants seeking first-time licensure via examination in Alaska must first submit an initial application (form 08-4020) to the Department to request approval to apply for the NHA Examination.

Initial Application

Renewal Application

Miscellaneous Forms

Division forms may be found in the CBPL Quick links, located in the sidebar to the right.

Statutes and Regulations

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

AS 08.70 and regulations 12 AAC 46 specifically apply to nursing home administrators. 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 Nursing Home Administrators interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish to have your name removed from the mailing list.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of nursing home administrators in other states.

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: NursingHomeAdministrators@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806