Alaska Architecture License

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Licensing requirements for Alaska architects and firms.

This page provides an overview of architecture licensing in Alaska for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Alaska Architecture Company Licenses

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

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Corporate LLC, or LLP Practice

Agency fee:

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

Registration Renewal

Form:

Biennial Certificate of Authorization Renewal for Corporate LLC or LLP Practice

Agency fee:

$300 for licensees that registered in the first half of the biennial license period and $150 for licensees that registered during the second half of the biennial license period.

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.

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.

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.

Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Architecture Licenses

Alaska Architect License

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
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:

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/professionallicensing/boardofarchitectsengineersandlandsurveyors.aspx

Agency fee:

$250 application fee + $100 exam fee. Additional fees may be required. Approval is good for 5 years, then must reapply.

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.

Agency fee:

$250

Due:

By December 31 of odd numbered years.

Learn about architecture licensing in other states:

ARE (Architect Registration Examination) - Assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required to be a practicing architect.

AXP (Architectural Experience Program) - NCARB program for architectural internship, a requirement for licensure that occurs after filling the educational requirements.

BEFA (Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect) - An alternative NCARB certification that allows foreign architects to independently practice architecture.

COA (Certificate of Authorization) - The most common name of the registration required for firms to practice architecture in a given state.

Design Firm - Architectural firm registration is sometimes grouped with engineering and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

NCARB Certification - Licensed architects have the option to become Certificate holders to signify that they have met national standards established by U.S. licensing boards for protecting public health, safety, and welfare. Certification also facilitates reciprocal registration in all 54 jurisdictions, 11 Canadian jurisdictions, and can be used to support an application for licensure in other countries.

Reciprocity - This is when a licensed architect in one state can provide documentation (often a NCARB certificate) to more easily apply for licensure in another jurisdiction.

State Board - Often referred to as the State Architects Licensure Board or Board of Architects, an individual state’s board serves as the regulatory authority for architects. The board qualifies and licenses individuals seeking architectural licensure. The board is responsible for preserving the public health, safety, and welfare of individuals who occupy built environments.

National Architecture Accrediting Board
NAAB establishes criteria for and accredits professional architecture degree programs in the United States.

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
AIAS is an independent, student-run group that promotes excellence in architecture education, training, and practice.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA is a voluntary professional organization for architects providing advocacy, information, and community.

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
ACSA represents architectural education programs across the globe.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
NCARB is the national organization representing the state registration boards.

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