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

Examination Information

Examinations


Examination Fees

The Division will not be collecting examination fees. Examination fees will be paid directly to NCEES. The Division will continue to require payment of a $100 non-refundable application fee.


Examination Application Deadline

The completed application, application fee and all supporting documents must be received by the Division's Juneau office at least 30 days prior to each scheduled meeting of the Board. The completed application must be typed and notarized. The application form is available on this website. The board tentatively meets in February, May, August and November. Board meeting dates can be found on this website.


NCEES Exam Results: Next Steps

The FAQs for Engineering & Geomatic Students explains the pathway to professional registration in Alaska through the AELS Board.

FE/FS:

  • If you have passed the exam: Your score will be kept on file. Should you need verification for another state board in the future, you may request it from NCEES. If you require verification for an employer, please contact us directly at license@alaska.gov.
  • If you have failed the exam: Currently, we are still on the manual retake system. You will need to contact us via email (only a written request is acceptable for a retake) to request approval to register for the next NCEES exam window.

PE/PS

  • If you have passed the exam: If all requirements have been completed, your license can usually be issued the week following receipt of the exam scores.
  • If you have failed the exam:
    • If you have failed a pencil-and-paper exam: You will need to contact us via email (only a written request is acceptable for a retake) to request approval to register when you wish to retake the exam. Please request your retake no later than 7 days prior to a NCEES Registration Deadline. This date varies, but is usually 2 months prior to a schedule pencil-and-paper PE Exam. Please check the NCEES website for information.
    • If you have failed a computer-based (CBT) exam: You will need to contact us via email (only a written request is acceptable for a retake) to request approval to register when you wish to retake the exam.

Retaking a Failed Exam

The Division charges no fee for retaking a failed examination, however, you will be required to pay the examination fee to NCEES. If you fail an exam and wish a retake, you must contact the division so we can verify that you are still eligible. We will then provide your name to NCEES and you will be given instructions on how to register at the NCEES website.

Postponing Exam

NCEES does not allow candidates to postpone examinations. NCEES will permit a partial refund of canceled exams, but only up to a deadline date established prior to each examination date.


AKLS Exam

Division staff will continue to administer the AKLS exam. The AKLS exam will be administered following the PS exam, usually in April.


Items not Permitted in Exam Room

Items not permitted in the exam room include loose-leaf paper, scratch paper, other unbound materials, and communication devices including but not limited to pagers, cellular phones, cameras, and recorders. Calculating and computing devices having a QWERTY keypad arrangement similar to a typewriter are not permitted. Cell phones are also not permitted in the exam room.

For more information on these national exams, please refer to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) or visit NCEES website. You can also obtain a copy of the FE reference or the PE exam format by clicking on those titles.

Architects visit www.ncarb.org
Landscape Architects visit www.clarb.org