The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the geology program. Geologist certification in Alaska is based solely upon the registration requirements of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Certifications have no expiration date and require no renewal fees. Geologists who practice independently, on a contract basis, must obtain an Alaska Business License.
Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.
AS 08.02.011 specifically applies to geologists. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.
Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Geologists interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.
National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of geology in other states.
American Institute of Professional Geologists
1400 W 122nd Ave., Suite 250
Westminster, CO 80234
(303) 253-9220 (fax)
Virginia Geary, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2695
Fax: (907) 465-2974
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806