Registered Apprenticeships – Get PAID to Learn!

The U.S. Department of Labor and the State of Alaska are teaming up with behavioral health providers here in Alaska to be able to offer “Registered Apprenticeships” for individuals interested in becoming a Behavioral Health Aide (BHA). If you are interested in becoming a BHA, be sure to check out this amazing opportunity to get paid while you train.


Clinical Rotations in Alaska

Alaska’s Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) supports clinical rotations in communities here in Alaska for medical students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) participating in the Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program. If you are a medical student interested in this opportunity, please contact Alaska’s AHECs to learn more.


Ongoing Training Requirements

Certified Education Units (CEUs) & Continuing Medical Education (CMEs)

Behavioral Healthcare Professionals in Alaska are subject to continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and certification. Continuing education helps these professionals keep current on the latest practices in the field. The Alaska Behavioral Health Association (ABHA) appreciates the dedication and effort of partners that help make training opportunities available.

The Alaska Training Cooperative promotes training opportunities for behavioral health practitioners in Alaska. Individuals can browse an online catalog of available training and create a free user portfolio with the Learning Management System (LMS) to help keep track of the training, education, and conferences they’ve completed.

RADACT provides training to help individuals meet the ongoing requirements of certification for Chemical Dependency and Behavioral Health Counselor Certification as well as the requirements for clinical supervision and administration.

Relias Learning (formerly e-Learning) offers a comprehensive catalog of training to help practitioners expand their knowledge and meet the continuing education requirements of their certification and licensure. ABHA members receive an exclusive discount to the online courses.


Alaska Behavioral Health Certification Commission

In addition to providing training, the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification is the entity charged with certifying Chemical Dependency Counselors and Behavioral Health Counselors in the State of Alaska.