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How to Get Licensed In Alaska

Are you interested in obtaining a professional license to practice architecture in Alaska?  For all Individuals who are looking to obtain a license to practice architecture in Alaska there are a number of requirements that first must be meet.  These requirements differ for those who are obtaining their initial license in Alaska versus those who have a license in another jurisdiction and wish to obtain a license through comity (reciprocity).  Foreign architects or individuals who did not graduate with a NAAB accredited degree in architecture should pay special attentions to the requirements outlined in NCARB’s website. 

For more information please visit the State of Alaska’s Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors (AELS) as well as NCARB’s website.

In addition each state has an Architecture Licensing Advisor who can help assist individuals with questions concerning licensure.  Architect licensing advisors are local professionals, educators, and students who volunteer their time to help other pursue licensure and reciprocity.  These volunteers often provide candidates with their first glimpse into the licensure process, lending help and guidance along the way.  Similar to a supervisor or mentor, candidates look to their advisors for insight into completing the AXP, passing the ARE, and meeting licensure and reciprocity requirements.  The licensing advisor for the state of Alaska is:

Mr. Jason Arnold
Phone: 907-258-7777


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