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Training in Alaska is provided by State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs. Training includes a total of 140 hours that includes both classroom/online and clinical/hands-on instruction. Scholarships are available to support training costs. 


There are 2 paths to complete training to become a CNA:

On-the-Job Training Programs ("earn & learn")

Many hospitals and nursing homes will hire you as a nurse aide and then provide free training while you work and earn a paycheck.

Nurse Aide Training Programs

With the train first, work later path you can get training at a vocational training center or university that includes hands-on sessions at a hospital or nursing home. No employment commitment is required. You decide where you want to work after you have completed your training. Find a list of state-approved training programs here.

Find a training program:

The list below includes training programs at healthcare facilities (Facility-Based) and also training centers or colleges/universities (Training Program.) Reach out to each organization directly for more information about the programs they offer, costs, and details.


Looking for training in a specific community or facility? Use the arrows next to the header in each column to sort by that column, or enter a place name in the Search box at the top right of the chart. The facilities with "yes" in the Earn & Learn column offer on-the-job training opportunities.

For more information about getting trained or certified to be a CNA in Alaska, visit the Board of Nursing  website. If you need additional assistance, please contact:
Michelle Griffin, Licensing Examiner, at

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