Alaska State Board of Registration for
Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors

Home Inspections by Licensed Engineers and Architects

An individual who holds a valid license as a professional engineer or architect may do home inspections without obtaining a home inspector license. However, they cannot use the term “home inspector” in any way or advertise that they conduct home inspections. They also must seal, sign and date the inspection report. If they call themselves “home inspectors” or advertise their services as “home inspectors” or fail to seal, sign and date the report they are in violation of AS 08.18.153 and the Division will open an investigation for unlicensed practice.

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The State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of two civil engineers, two land surveyors, one mining engineer, one electrical or mechanical engineer, one engineer from another branch of the engineering profession, two architects, one landscape architect (temporary, non-voting member), and one public member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out its mission to protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the regulation of the practice of architecture, engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture by:

  • ensuring that those entering these practices meet minimum standards of competency, and maintain such standards during their practice;
  • requiring licensure to practice in the State of Alaska; and
  • enforcing both the licensure and competency requirements in a fair and uniform manner.

The Board makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from staff, and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Architect
  • Engineer:
    • Agricultural Engineer
    • Chemical Engineer
    • Civil Engineer
    • Control Systems Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Environmental Engineer
    • Fire protection Engineer
    • Industrial Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Metallurgical and Materials Engineer
    • Mining and Mineral Processing Engineer
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineer
    • Nuclear Engineer
    • Petroleum Engineer
    • Structural Engineer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Landscape Architect
  • Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) offering architectural, engineering, land surveying, or landscape architectural services

Contact Information

Licensing Examiner: Sarena Hackenmiller
sarena.hackenmiller@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 465-2540
Fax: (907) 465-2974

Executive Administrator: Richard (Vern) Jones
richard.jones@alaska.gov
Phone: (907) 465-1676
Fax: (907) 465-2974

Mailing Address for USPS:

State of Alaska/DCCED
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
AELS Board
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Mailing Address for all other carriers:

State of Alaska/DCCED
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
AELS Board
333 Willoughby Ave. 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99811-0806