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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.

Real Estate Commission

Upcoming Meeting:

Wednesday, June 17 at 9 a.m.
This is a ZOOM meeting, please email for ZOOM meeting information.

Public Notices:

Proposed Regulations Changes

The Real Estate Commission proposes to update regulations regarding applications and instructor approval requirements.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on June 12, 2020.

Emergency Regulations

On April 20, 2020, the Real Estate Commission adopted, as an emergency regulation, changes in 12 AAC 64.063, dealing with minimum education requirements for licensure. Please click HERE to see the filed emergency regulations version.

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

The following is an update received from Pearson VUE regarding license testing:

Some Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers are now available for testing. We will continue to deliver exams to any independent third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) who still have the ability to operate within the United States.

Additionally, Pearson VUE owned and operated test centers have implemented a new temporary policy requiring candidates (and their test center employees) wear face masks or face coverings while in testing centers and while taking exams, effective Tuesday, May 12th. If a candidate does not present a face mask and the test center does not have stock available to provide a face mask, the candidate will be denied testing services and treated as a no-show.

Candidates who exhibit symptoms upon arrival at the test center may be asked to reschedule their exam for another time when in full health.

Please Note: Availability is limited at this time because we are following social distancing guidelines and government guidance. Please log in to your online candidate profile to search for a variety of dates and locations to schedule your exam and click HERE 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.

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.