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Board of Professional Counselors

Emergency Professional Counselor Courtesy License

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Professional Counselors have developed a process for Professional Counselor Courtesy License.

COVID-19 Position Statements:

The Board of Professional Counselors has released the following position statements:


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.

The Board of Professional Counselors is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of four professional counselors 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 professional counseling in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from the licensing examiner.

Contact Information

Andy Khmelev, Occupational Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-8444
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: ProfessionalCounselors@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806