The Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy (ACFTA)


Each victim of violence deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have evidence of the crimes committed against them preserved for future prosecution. Unfortunately, many areas of the state lack the ability to document and collect medical evidence to help protect victims of crime. Forensic evidence collection requires the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do so from the onset of patient care. ACFTA offers nurses and health care professionals across the state training to ensure trauma informed care for victims of violence which will ultimately promote justice for all victims in Alaska.

  • 75% of Alaskans have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • An assault in Alaska occurs every hour.
  • Alaska’s rate of child mistreatment is 69.3% higher than the national average.
  • The Alaska rate for Elder physical abuse is 2.4 times the national rate and 1.6 times higher for psychological abuse.


The full course consists of 20-25 hours self-paced online and 20-25 hours live training. This registration is for the live session only.

Registration for the online portion is available on the Alaska Nurses Association Online Course Site and must be completed two days before the face-to-face session.

Continuing Education Credits:

C.E. Credit for Nursing : 43.60  Nursing Contact Hours approved by the Alaska Nurses Association for 20.1 hours online and 23.5 hours face to face. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This nursing Continuing Education (CE) activity is jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in partnership with the University of Alaska College of Health.

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