Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors


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Contact Information

Physical address:
333 Willoughby Avenue
9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770

Mailing address:
State of Alaska/DCCED, Div of CBPL, AELS Board
P.O. Box 110806
Junea, AK 99811-0806

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974

Web: Home Name search File online
Email: AELSboard@Alaska.Gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Alaska Architect License

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/10/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Alaska for the first time.

Form:

Application for Architect by Exam

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Alaska.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:Reciprocal applicants must take an Arctic engineering course and complete a jurisprudence questionnaire.
Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Alaska and need to renew their license.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for active registrations and $50 for licenses issued in the second half of the biennial renewal period during their first renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Alaska Certificate of Authorization for Corporate, LLC, or LLP Practice

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Law:

AS § 08.48.241

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint an Alaska licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • All of the incorporators, directors, and shareholders must have an Alaska-issued license in the profession practiced by the corporation.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint an Alaska licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Each member of a partnership must be an Alaska licensed design professional.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the LLP must appoint an Alaska licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Corporate LLC, or LLP Practice

Agency Fee:

$500 ($200 application fee plus $300 registration fee) 

Before you Apply:

Domestic and Foreign Applicants:

  1. A certified notarized copy of amendment showing compliance with AS 08.48.241(b)(1)
  2. A certified notarized copy of resolution by the corporation’s board of directors, the LLC’s managing members or manager, or the LLP’s general partners designating the Alaska-registered person(s) in responsible charge for each field or branch of service offered.
  3. A certified sealed statement (found in application packet) from the Alaska-registered person(s) designated in responsible charge.
  4. Documentation of corporation, LLC, or LLP’s experience i.e., a company brochure or statement of experience. If the company is new, provide a resume of each person in responsible charge.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. Register your business with the Corporations, Business, & Professional Licensing - Corporations Section.
  2. File a Certificate of Authorization application with the Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Foreign qualify your business (unless exempt) with the Corporations, Business, & Professional Licensing - Corporations Section.

  2. File a Certificate of Authorization application with the Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Certificate of Authorization Renewal for Corporate LLC or LLP Practice

Agency Fee:

$300. Firms that obtained a license in the second half of the renewal period and are renewing for the first time pay a prorated fee of $150.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Processing time for paper applications is 3-4 weeks. Use regular mail. Do not fax or e-mail. Licenses are issued effective the date of the post mark.

Required Attachments:
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
  • Disclosure of disciplinary actions taken against individuals in leadership roles or acting as qualifying individuals (if applicable)
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Form:

Application for Amendment for Certificate of Authorization for Corporate, LLC, or LLP Practice

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Notify the board within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Agency Fee:

$300 for licenses expired for less than 5 years and $500 for licenses expired for 5 years or more.

Notes:

License expired under 5 years follow the standard renewal procedure. Licenses lapsed more than 5 years must submit a new license application.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Alaska Land Surveyor Registration

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor by Exam Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee + $100 exam fee.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Registration Renewal?

Agency Fee:

$100 for active registrations and $50 for registrations issued in the second half of the biennial renewal period during their first renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Alaska Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:10/14/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Architect by Exam

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 for active registrations and $50 for licenses issued in the second half of the biennial renewal period during their first renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Alaska Professional Engineer License

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

The registrant shall include the date each time the registrant signs and seals a document by electronically or manually inserting the date within the seal or within two inches of the seal.... An electronic image of a signature may be used on the seal if the registrant or the owner of the documents retains an original copy of the documents, accessible for later reference, that has either (1) an original hand signature over the seal; or (2) software in place that will automatically remove or modify the electronic image of the signature if the document is modified.

12 AAC 36.185

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer by Exam Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100 for active registrations and $50 for licenses issued in the second half of the biennial renewal period during their first renewal.

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/19/21

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