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The Board of Psychologists and
Psychological Associate Examiners

Emergency Psychologist Courtesy License

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners have developed a process for Emergency Psychologist Courtesy License.

    COVID-19 MANDATES AND GUIDANCE:

    The governor has issued a mandate or the board has issued guidance for this program.

    Please click here to read how this may affect you.


    COVID-19 Notice:

    The Board of Psychologists and Psychological Examiners is meeting frequently to assess and review how to address Continuing Education (CE). At this time, with licensing renewal in 2021, we are not adjusting CE requirements, but are monitoring the situation and will adapt as needed.

    Continuing Education Notice:

    The Board of Psychologist & Psychological Associates reminds licensees 40 hours of continuing education are required per licensing period. In-Person Continuing Education may be obtained by live interactive courses per 12 AAC 60.300 Approved Nonacademic Continuing Education Programs - (e) For a licensing period that begins on or after July 1, 2013, a psychologist or psychological associate may obtain continuing education credit by means of live interactive nonacademic continuing education programs presented over the Internet by sponsoring organizations that are approved as described in this section, if attendance is verified. The Board will continue to monitor continuing education and provide updates as appropriate.

    The Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of three psychologists, one psychological associate, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

    The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of psychology in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets three times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from the licensing examiner.


    PLUS Program Applications

    Great news! The State of Alaska Board of Psychologist & Psychological Associate Examiners is excited to offer you the opportunity to apply for licensure online via the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Psychology Licensure Application System (PLUS).


    Professions Regulated by the Board

    • Psychological Associate
    • Psychologist

    Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

    Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.


    Contact Information

    Lacey Derr, Occupational Licensing Examiner
    Phone: (907) 465-2694
    Fax: (907) 465-2974
    Email: BoardOfPsychologists@Alaska.Gov
    P.O. Box 110806
    Juneau, AK 99811-0806