Real Estate Commission Public Notice: Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Real Estate Commission On June 17, 2020, the Real Estate Commission adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 64 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations remove a notarization requirement for license applications and clarification that the expiry date for initial approvals granted to real estate educational course instructors runs through April 1 (rather than March 31). The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on July 31, 2020, and will go into effect on August 30, 2020. Please click HERE to see the filed version of the regulations. The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 235, October 2020 of the Alaska Administrative Code. Real Estate Business During COVID-19 In order to address the questions/concerns of real estate licensees during the COVID-19 health crisis, the following information is being provided. Please read the Alaska Essential Services and Critical Workforce Infrastructure Order. Based on this information, the State considers real estate business to be essential, as licensees are necessary to ensure the public has access to housing. The State believes licensees can easily manage social distancing, and can conduct business within the most current health mandates. Licensees should look to their Broker, and both should look to the state and federal guidelines, to ensure they are practicing within these recommendations. All should practice responsible safeguards to protect the public and themselves, as outlined in the most current health mandates. Click to read the Governor’s Mandates, Alerts, and FAQs HERE. Additionally, please refer to the CBPL COVID-19 Website for the most up-to-date information and guidance, as it is received from DHSS and Boards. This site is updated frequently, so continue to check back for the most current information. Pearson VUE Testing Centers UPDATE Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers are available for testing in the United States. We will continue to deliver exams to any independent third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) who have the ability to operate within the United States. If you exhibit symptoms upon arrival at the test center, you may be asked to reschedule your exam for another time when in full health. You must bring and wear your own face mask while at a Pearson VUE-owned test center and throughout your exam. Any surgical or cloth face mask, including a homemade face mask, is acceptable as long as your nose and mouth are fully covered. Candidates without a face mask will be denied testing services. We are unable to provide face masks to candidates. Please Note: Availability is limited at this time because we are following social distancing guidelines and government guidance. However, some test centers are extending their hours to be open nearly 24 hours a day. When you schedule your exam, be sure to note whether you’ve chosen a.m. or p.m. Please log in to your online candidate profile to search for a variety of dates and locations to schedule your exam and visit the FAQ Page for more information. NEW Online application The Alaska Real Estate Commission is pleased to offer a new online application process for real estate licenses. The application may be filed through your myAlaska account, and is submitted directly to staff. As your application is processed, you will be able to see real time updates as documents are received and reviewed by staff. You may opt in for email notifications and will receive an email notification each time your file is updated. You will also have the ability to upload some of the required documents.Online applications will be launched for other license types as soon as available. Please review the instructions for filing an Initial Application online via MY LICENSE. Our Mission The mission of the Alaska Real Estate Commission is to protect the public interest by licensing practitioners and enforcing the established standards, to promote professional excellence in the real estate industry, and to support and encourage licensees. Who We Are The Alaska Real Estate Commission consists of five real estate brokers or associate brokers and two public members. Commission members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Alaska Real Estate Commission is a Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing located at: Alaska Real Estate Commission Robert B. Atwood Building 550 W 7th Ave #1500 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 269-8168 What We Do The Commission adopts regulations to implement the laws governing the practice of real estate in Alaska. The Commission also approves education courses and instructors, makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against those who violate licensing laws. The Commission meets quarterly and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Agendas for upcoming Commission meetings are available on this website. We encourage you to review and use the various options presented on this website. AREC Listserv Now Available Subscribe to the Alaska Real Estate Commission electronic mailing list and receive: meeting agendas meeting minutes position statements notice of regulation changes You may cancel your subscription at any time. You are subscribing to a group email for informal communications from the Alaska Real Estate Commission. Subscribe Now REMINDER: If you wish to be added to the "Interested Parties List" in order to receive official notification of proposed regulation changes, you must send your request to the regulations specialist at (907) 465-2537, or by email at RegulationsAndPublicComment@Alaska.Gov. Please include your name, mailing address (not email address), and the occupational area in which you are interested.