A criminal background check, authorized by the student, is required PRIOR to course
If you have a criminal history record, the background check officials making a determination
of your suitability for the employment, license, or other benefit will provide you
the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information in the record.
If you are going to need to challenge a background check because of a past criminal
history, please be sure to start the background check early so there is a reasonable
amount of time to complete the paperwork before classes begin.
A criminal background history of substance abuse does not automatically keep a person
from being licensed as a CNA.
An outstanding payment of child support or a default student loan could result in
being issued a non-renewable temporary CNA license.
Students who are unsure if they qualify for entry should meet with an advisor.
Please note that clinical sites may require drug testing for all employees, trainees
and volunteers. Testing positive for drugs will disqualify students from participating
in clinicals and thus will be unable to complete the HCA A105 CNA class and will not
be eligible to take the state CNA certification exam. It is the students responsibility
to confirm that they are eligible before attending the course. 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.