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E-Commerce Applications Outage

To accommodate the deployment of a new system, the Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development is scheduling an outage for all e-Commerce applications from November 30 at 5PM until December 1 at 7AM

Offices Closed to Public

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Board of Professional Counselors

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 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