Board of Professional Counselors

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 Board or program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.


PESI is approved to provide CEU’s for renewal of licensure in the State of Alaska; they are approved by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (12 AAC 62.320(b)(2)(Q). As of January 31, 2016 CEU’s accrued through PESI are NOT acceptable for renewal of certification with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Please contact the division if you have further questions.

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.

Please Note:

The licensing process may take up to three months or longer after all information is received, depending on the date of the board meeting.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Professional Counselors

Contact Information

Chris Francis, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2694
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: chris.francis@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806