Alaska

Licenses are set to expire on December 31st, on years of even numbers.

Each of the courses will identify Business or Technical credits. There are 16 credits that will be required for every two-year license cycle. Each of the 16 credits can be technical, or you have the option to combine eight business and eight technical, to be able to reach the requirement.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The Alaska State Law enforces a requirement that each general contractor needs to be licensed. Any person who performs mostly residential remodel work and commercial work of less than 25% of the entire value of the structure will need to obtain a general contractor without residential contractor endorsement (this won’t require the need to take an exam.) To download the application form, go to www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/ and go to form #08-4027

Any person who starts new commercial work, residential remodel work, or new home construction of more than 25% of the entire value of the structure or home that is being altered will need to obtain a general contractor license with residential contractor endorsement.

How to Obtain a General Contractor with Residential Endorsement in Alaska   

To obtain a residential contractor endorsement application, you can find form 08-4161 at the following:

Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing; Contractors Registration Section
Construction contractors will need to hold an Alaska Business License that will be issued separately. The cost is $200.

Alaska Contractors License with Residential Endorsement: Are There any Requirements for Experience, Exam, or Education?

Yes, there is. Before submitting an application for a general contractor with residential endorsement, each person will need to:

  1. Complete the Alaska Craftsman Home Program (ACHP) or the equivalent, or even the post-secondary course for the artic engineering or the equivalent. The equivealent would need to be completed within two years.
  2. Schedule an exam with the PSI examination services. You can do so at psiexams.com or call 1-800-727-7204. The exams will be given in the locations of Juneau, Fairbanks, Anchorage. You won’t need acceptance from the state of Alaska to take this exam. The results from the exam are valid for one whole year.

Upon completing and passing the residential endorsement exam, the following are needed before it can be issued:

  1. A residential contractor endorsement application that is notarized and signed.
  2. Registration and application fee, which is $250.
  3. A copy of the official exam result, issued by the testing provider.
  4. Having proof of completion from the Alaska Craftsman Home Program or the equivalent, a post-secondary course in arctic engineering, or the equivalent, which must be within two years of the date of the application.
  5. The name of the current licensed general contractor, as well as the contractor license number that the residential contractor endorsement will be assigned to.

Contractor Continued Education: Is it Required in Alaska?

Yes. There are 16 hours for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement, which is an application for renewal of a residential contractor endorsement, for their first time will document 8 hours of continued and acceptable education. The license will expire December 31st, on the years that are an even number. The renewal of endorsement will happen to coincide with the other renewal, the renewal of general contractor registrations.

NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor License: Is it Accepted in Alaska?

 No

General Contractor Commercial Contractor License: Is it Required in Alaska?

 Yes

Is There Reciprocity With Other States?

No, not at this time.

Residential General Contractor’s License

This exam is given every three months in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. The four-hour exam is open book, with 100 multiple choice questions. A score of 70 percent or above is required to pass the exam. Exam content includes:

Subject
Carpentry
Finishes
Concrete
Thermal & moisture protection
Masonry
Safety
Doors & Windows
Equipment & tools
Metals
Sitework
Building code & inspection
General plan reading

Question: How do I register my construction company in Alaska? 

 Register your Alaska Business With:

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811

Website

(907) 465-2550

 

What forms do I need to register my new company in Alaska?

Register your Business in Alaska                  

Forms      Tax Forms

Question: How do I look up a company in Alaska or see if a company name is available to register?  

Answer: Use this link to see if your company name is available in Alaska Entity Search

 

Where can I get the books?

AMAZON – Click on the book to order:

2009 International Residential Code2009 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family DwellingsContractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete ConstructionContractor's Guide To Quality Concrete ConstructionGuide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses (Building Component Safety Information)Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses (Building Component Safety Information)Modern Masonry

Modern MasonryOSHA Construction Regulations, 1926

OSHA Construction Regulations, 1926Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Pipe and Excavation ContractingRoofing Construction Estimating

Roofing Construction Estimating 

Carpentry & Building Construction, Student Edition

Carpentry & Building Construction, Student Edition