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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.

CNA Application & Certification Fees Temporarily Waived

For applications filed with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing between April 8, 2024 and July 1, 2024, the Alaska Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) initial application fees and certificate fees will be covered by the Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology via the CDC Strike Team Grant. CFDA number 93.923. Funding was approved to support efforts to address CNA staffing shortages at healthcare facilities statewide – a collaborative effort to address infection prevention and control gaps by removing a cost barrier limiting entry into the CNA profession. The $75 fingerprint processing fees are still required.

Customer Contact Form

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Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division has expanded our online services to allow licensees to download their own license certificates on demand. As a result, the division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates. 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 or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE instructions here.

Renewal: CNA renewal ended March 31, 2024, however, if you completed 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) AND worked at least 160 hours performing CNA duties for monetary compensation between 4/1/2022 and 3/31/2024 you are still eligible to complete your renewal application. You can complete the online or paper form.

Reinstatement: If you worked at least 160 hours performing CNA duties for monetary compensation between 4/1/2022 and 3/31/2024 but did not complete 24 CEUs during that timeframe you are eligible for reinstatement for two years, by completing your CEUs.

If you did not work as a CNA during the renewal period (4/1/2022 and 3/31/2024) you will need to retake the CNA competency evaluation. For additional information on the competency evaluation please email

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.

Renewal Application

Fingerprint Information

For additional fingerprinting information, visit the following website: Fingerprint Information

Training Program

Nurse Aide Abuse Registry

Contact Information

550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567