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Board of Professional Counselors

Due to multiple recent vacancies on staff and increased COVID-related workloads, we are currently unable to return calls and emails within our normal processing times. Our primary focus is on reviewing and issuing licenses. If you have applied for licensure, please check the MY LICENSE online portal for real-time updates on the progress of your application. Answers to most other questions can be located using the links on the right-hand side of the page. Thank you for your patience while we attend to these priorities, and we will respond to your inquiry within five business days.

Expiring Emergency Courtesy Licenses:

Emergency Courtesy Licenses will expire on July 13th, 2021 and all ECL holders need to begin transitioning their clients’ care to license-holding providers in Alaska or begin the process of applying for a full license themselves in order to continue providing care to Alaskans.

Continuing Education Notice:

The Board of Professional Counselors reminds licensees 40 hours of continuing education are required per licensing period. In-Person Continuing Education may be obtained via live-electronic interactive courses per 12 AAC 62.310 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS – (d) & (g) - (d) A minimum of 20 hours of the total number of continuing education contact hours required for renewal of a license under this section must be earned through attendance and completion of synchronous courses, seminars, and workshops. (g) In this section, "synchronous" means happening precisely at the same time during which the instructor and attendee are able to communicate in real time. The Board will continue to monitor continuing education and provide updates as appropriate.

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 of 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

Phone: (907) 465-1074
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: ProfessionalCounselors@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806