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Board of Professional Counselors

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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.

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact professionalcounselors@alaska.gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: professionalcounselors@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Board of Professional Counselors

On September 19, 2019, the Board of Professional Counselors adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 62 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations concern the standards of practice for distance professional services.

The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor on October 11, 2019, and will go into effect on November 10, 2019. Please click HERE to see the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 232, January 2020 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

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