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Alaska Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Alaska.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry 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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Company Licenses

Alaska Engineering Company Licenses

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.

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 Geology Firm License

Not required



Geology Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.

More information: Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - Geologist Section

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Engineering Licenses

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 Professional Engineer License

Agency:Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Engineer by Exam Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:11/2/18

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:11/2/18

Alaska Professional Geologist Certification

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - Geologist Section
Fact Checked:8/20/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Geologist Certification Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Certifications have no expiration date and require no renewal fees.

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

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

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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