A criminal background check, authorized by the student, is required PRIOR to the clinicals
section of the class. Felonies and substance abuse related infractions prevent licensure
by the State of Alaska as a CNA. In addition, CNA clinical training sites will not
allow students with these types of infractions to interact with patients in their
facilities. For these reasons, felonies and substance abuse infractions disqualify
students from entry into the training section of the program. Students who are unsure
if they qualify for entry should meet with an advisor.
Please note that clinical sites may require random drug testing for all employees,
trainees and volunteers. Testing positive for drugs, or any infractions as described
above, will disqualify students from participating in and/or completing the HCA A105
CNA class. It is the students responsibility to confirm that they are eligible before
attending the course. Again, if unsure about qualifying meet with an a advisor. No
refunds will be given to those who don’t comply with this policy.
As per the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, after an individual
completes the Board of Nursing approved nurse aide training program and submits a
CNA application and fees, the application is evaluated by the Board of Nursing staff.