The following degree programs prepare students for professional licensure or certification. All programs meet the academic requirements for licensure in the State of Alaska. Alaska Pacific University will make all reasonable efforts to inform applicants from other states whether the program meets their state’s requirement for licensure. If APU is unable to determine whether a program will meet state professional licensure requirements, we will provide the student or applicant with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards, and advise the student or applicant to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the State where the student is located.
APU does not license or certify students directly. In some cases, there are other requirements in addition to the academic degree. Students and applicants are responsible for informing themselves about the complete state requirements in their state and field of study.
Community Health – Undergraduate Certificate
Licensure/certification: Community Health Aide
National Information: Community Health Aide certification is currently only available in Alaska.
Counseling Psychology – Master’s of Science (MSCP)
Licensure/Certification: Licensed Psychological Associate or Licensed Professional Counselor
Counseling Psychology – Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Licensure/Certification: Licensed Psychologist
Education/K-8 Teacher Certification Program
Licensure/Certification: Initial Teacher Certification, Grades K-8
Health Occupations – Undergraduate Certificate
Licensure/Certification: Nationally recognized certification as a billing and coding specialist (CBCS), electronic health records specialist (CEHRS), medical administrative assistant (CMAA), community health worker, or clinical medical assistant (CCMA) through the National Healthcareer Association or pharmacy technician (CPhT) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Alaska Information: Pharmacy technicians are the only health occupation concentration requiring licensure in Alaska.
National Information: All APU health occupation certificates lead to national certification in the selected concentration. Pharmacy technician licensure may vary by state:
Nursing – Practical Nursing Certificate
Licensure/Certification: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Nursing – Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse (RN)
Participation in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is currently under consideration by the Alaska State Legislature. The NLC allows nurses to have a multistate license with the ability to practice in all compact states.