Community Health Aide Program Certification Board


The Community Health Aide Program Certification Board (CHAPCB) is federally authorized by Alaska Area Native Health Service and administered by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The CHAPCB was created in 1998 by the federal government and charged with formalizing the process for maintaining community health aides/practitioners, dental health aides and behavioral health aides/practitioners training and practice standards and policies.

As the governing Board of the Community Health Aide, Dental Health Aide and Behavioral Health Aide programs, its function is to certify training centers and individual health aides at all levels of training.

The “Community Health Aide Program Certification Board Standards and Procedures” serve as the guiding program and certification document.

Community Health Aide Program Certification Board contact information:

Phone:  907-729-3624

Future CHAP Certification Board meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

June 7-8, 2023

  • Deadline for accepting applications is
    May 31, 2023

October 3-4, 2023

  • Deadline for accepting applications is
    September 26, 2023






Important links and notices

CHAPCB Standards and Procedures as amended


The Alaska CHAP Certification Board has respectfully requested a pause in sharing any CHAP-related documents, references, and tools, including any one-on-one consultation, until this new system is up and running.  See letter:  Sharing Documents 2022-10-18  


RE: Important Notice for CHAP Program Supervisors Regarding Standard Changes to CHAPCB Standards and Procedures Section 2.50.200(a)(4) Requirements for Renewal.

Re-Entry and Biennial Skills

Note: Community health aide practitioner preceptorships completed in 2021-2022 are grandfathered and meet the Biennial Skills requirements for certification renewal in 2023.

The Community Health Aide Program Certification Board believes that clinical competency is vital to providing high quality healthcare in remote Alaska.  Periodically, the Board reviews CHAPCB Standards & Procedures to ensure that they align with the goals and best practices of the program.  Recently, the CHAPCB determined, after extensive consideration of Community Health Aide Program stakeholder input from the CHAP Academic Review Committee, CHAP Training Center Coordinators, and Alaska Association of CHAP Directors, that a change was needed to CHAPCB Section 2.50.200 to ensure that all Community Health Aides, regardless of certification level, complete a standardized biennial competency evaluation.

For notification letter and information about Re-Entry and Biennial Skills: read the documents on the Skills Lists page in the Community Health Aide Resources tab.

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