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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

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.

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.

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Corporate LLC, or LLP Practice

Filing Method:

Mail or fax.

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $300 registration fee

Turnaround:

An email confirmation will be sent within 5 business days; final approval by the board is sent within 60 days.

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.
Required Attachments:
  • Entity number/Certificate of registration from the State of Alaska’s Division of Corporations, or, if you are an out-of-state company, a letter from an officer explaining how the company meets a corporate exemption.
  • Certified notarized copy of amendment showing compliance with AS 08.48.241(b)(1)
  • 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
  • Certified sealed statement from the Alaska-registered person(s) designated in responsible charge.
  • Documentation of corporation, LLC, or LLP’s experience i.e., a company brochure or statement of experience. If the company is new, please provide a resume of each person in responsible charge.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Certificate of Authorization Renewal for Corporate LLC or LLP Practice

Filing Method:

Mail

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.

Turnaround:

4-6 weeks

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Penalties:

$50

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)

Amendment

Form:

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

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

The amendment form is used to report changes to:

  • Your corporate name
  • The person(s) designated in responsible charge
  • Added endorsements for field(s) of practice
  • Altered ownership of the corporation/ the membership of the limited liability company/ or the partners of the limited liability partnership.
Required Attachments:

Attachments needed if you have a change in corporate, LLP, or LLP name:

  • Photocopy of certificate from the Corporations section of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing showing the new corporate, LLC, or LLP name.
  • Certified notarized copy of the corporate board of directors, the managing members or manager of the LLC, or the general partners of the LLP’s resolution to change the name.

 

Attachments needed if you have a change in person(s) designated in Responsible Charge:

  • Certified notarized copy of the corporate board of directors, the managing members or manager of the LLC, or the general partners of the LLP’s resolution designating the current Alaska-registered professional in responsible charge for each branch of practice.
  • Certified statement from person(s) designated as being in responsible charge.

 

Attachments needed if you have a change in field(s) of practice:

  • Certified notarized copy of the amendment to corporate, LLC or LLP bylaws indicating each field in which the corporation, LLC, or LLP wishes to practice.
  • Certified notarized copy of the corporate board of directors’ resolution, the managing members or manager of the LLC, or the general partners of the LLP’s resolution designating the current Alaska-registered professional in charge for each branch of practice.

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.

Alaska Land Surveyor Registration

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor by Exam Registration Application

Agency Fee:

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

Notarize:Required

Reciprocal Registration

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.

Alaska Landscape Architect Registration

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Architect by Exam

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee

Notarize:Required

Reciprocal Registration

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set
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

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer by Exam Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Application for Engineer by Comity

Instructions:
  • Original application form completely and accurately filled in, signed and notarized. Missing information will cause delays in processing or a return of the application.
  • All applicable fees (application and registration) in check or money order payable to the State of Alaska, or use the attached credit card payment form.
  • Be sure to sign and date your application.
  • Engineers may also be required to have a state business license. Contact Business Licensing at (907) 465-2550, or online at: BusinessLicense@Alaska.Gov
Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200 application fee + $100 registration fee = $300

Turnaround:

Applications are processed according to the date received. The Board meets four times a year, usually in February, May, August, and November. Board meeting dates are posted on the Board’s website. 

Due:
  • There is no “inactive” status. If you choose not to renew your license, it will lapse. Licenses are issued for a two-year period and expire on December 31 of odd-numbered years, regardless of the date of issuance, except licenses issued within 90 days of the expiration date which are issued to the next biennial expiration date. One renewal notice will be mailed at least 30 days before license expiration to the last known address of record. If your program offers temporary licenses, they are issued for either 30 consecutive days or until the end of the calendar year, whichever period is shorter.
Notes:
  • Alaska does NOT offer reciprocity (written agreement) with any other state or country
Required Attachments:
  • Transcripts, exam and registration verification 
    • Verification of NCEES exams and current registration in at least one other state must be submitted directly from the state board(s) to our office; these can be accepted by email or from NCEES.org
    • Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the institution by email, mail, or from NCEES.org; or
    • Submit an NCEES Council Record in place of the verification and transcripts.
  • Verification of work experience 
    • Work Experience Verification (form #08-4714) with at least 24 months of responsible charge
      verified by a PE in the discipline in which you are applying. This document, once signed and
      sealed, can be accepted by email if sent directly from your verifiers to our office; or 
    • If you are currently registered and have at least five years post-registration professional
      engineering experience, you can provide two current letters of reference from US-registered
      professional engineers registered in the discipline in which you are applying. These can be
      accepted electronically. The letters should address:
      o Your professional experience on projects;
      o Your ability and character;
      o The reference’s professional association to you;
      o How long the reference has been an associate of yours (minimum five years)
  • Artic & Sesmic requirement
    •  All engineer applicants must successfully complete a Board-approved arctic course (listed on the Board’s website). You may submit your application prior to completion of the course to expedite the application process. (12 AAC 36.110(a))
  • Jurisorudence Questionnaire

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

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