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Notice of Office Closure

The offices of the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday and Tuesday, May 28 for an unpaid furlough day. Offices will open with regular business hours on Wednesday, May 29.

Professional Licensing

Military Licensing

On January 1, 2014, the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing and its corresponding boards and commissions will begin examining the credentials of related military experience of those who submit documentation of military training, skills, and experience along with an application for temporary licensure. Upon determination of equivalency, relevant military experience will be credited for licensing requirements and educational credit will be granted for appropriate training. Military personnel who wish to apply using this program may submit Form #08-4633 and accompanying credentials with their license application.

Alaska law also allows licensed members of the military who are deployed to combat zones, danger pay posts, or hazardous duty areas to defer licensing requirements. Military personnel who meet this requirement may use Form #08-4581 to request this exemption.

In addition to offering these programs for service members, spouses of active duty military personnel with Alaska orders may request that their temporary or courtesy licensing applications be expedited by attaching Form #08-4580 to their license application.

Before submitting one of the forms below, please read the authorizing statutes of these programs and for the profession in which you plan to work to ensure familiarity with Alaska law.


Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

The Request for Temporary Professional License for Military Personnel is authorized by AS 08.01.064.

The Request for Military Spouse Application Status is authorized by AS 08.01.063.

The Request for Active Duty Military Service Waiver is authorized by AS 08.01.100.

Licensees are responsible for knowledge of all statutes and regulations pertaining to their profession.  AS 08.01-08.03 and 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Centralized Licensing Statutes: AS 08.01-08.03

Centralized Licensing Regulations: 12 AAC 02

Contact Information

Professional Licensing
Telephone: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806