Endorsement from CA to AK


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Hello. I am new here - first time post.

I am trying to endorse my existing RN license from California to Alaska. 

* State Board of Nursing (SBN) mentions fingerprinting card. I do not know how they verify it is truly me and not someone else submitting fingerprints. I wanted to know how this verification process works. I have done some research on the card itself, and apparently it has multiple problems: takes longer to verify, costs more, higher likelihood of being done incorrectly and therefore rejected.

* In California we only use LiveScan. I found LiveScan centers in Alaska, but sadly none of them can answer a single question regarding the SBN when I call to speak with a person. If anyone has endorsed from another state to Alaska, and has used LiveScan, please, please reply with how and what you did regarding that.

I have tried emailing the SBN wherein they respond with - they will not respond! (LOL). If I call, I'm just on hold. I know each state has their own way of doing things, so I am only asking for how to endorse to Alaska and not any other state. Anyone who knows anything I would greatly welcome and appreciate your input/advice.

Thank you in advance...

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No Alaska experience, but have had multiple licenses from other states.

Checking Alaska BON website: They are having staffing shortage, unable answer phones nor return emails timely.

See Alaska BON  Fingerprint Information


This license application must be accompanied by a complete fingerprint card (may be used for the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) and for the FBI national check). Fingerprint cards submitted must be those provided by the State of Alaska (printed in the pale blue ink); you may also use the standard FBI Form FD-258. Take the card, the instructions and photo identification to local law enforcement or other authorized agency to have the fingerprinting done.

Per Alaska Dept. Public safety "All fingerprints should be submitted on a standard FD-258 FBI fingerprint form".  See Alaska Dept. Public Safety to obtain fingerprint card.

Hope this info helps you.