Alaska Land Surveyors Group is for professional land surveyors, ASPLS members and LSU members who live and survey in the state of Alaska, USA
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
phone: Executive Administrator: Richard V. Jones (907) 465-1676
phone: Licensing Examiner: Alicia Kelly (907) 465-2540
fax: (907) 465-2974
1) By comity $375 ($50.00 application fee, $100 review fee, $125 registration fee and $100 AKLS exam fee)
2) By examination $275 ($50 application fee, $125 registration fee and $100 AKLS exam fee
3) Biennial renewal $125 with a continuing education requirement of 30 professional development hours each biennium for registration renewal
4) Fundamentals of land surveying exam $50 application fee - exam fee is paid directly to NCEES
A license is required for professional land surveyors who offer their services in Alaska. Construction surveyors also need a specialty contractor's license. There is one level of licensure; Alaska does not license land surveyors in training (LSITs).
Applicants must be approved by the board to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination. To be eligible for this exam after December 31, 2001, an applicant must have a minimum of two years of educational credit hours in combination with work experience to equal four total years. (2-3 years education credit plus 3-4 years experience equals 6 years total)
Applicants for a professional land surveyor license must pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam and the Principles of Surveying (PS) exam. Applicants must also pass the state specific exam, the Alaska Land Surveying Exam (AKLS). To be eligible for the PS/AKLS exam, an applicant must have been approved for, or have passed, the FS exam. They must have a combination of eight years total education and experience. Education must include a minimum of two years of credit hours. The requirement for experience must include three years of responsible charge work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed land surveyor.
There is now a continuing education requirement of 30 professional development hours each biennium for registration renewal.
Valid Licenses in 2010:
Read more on the Alaska State Labor Websitehere.