Boards & Commissions Factsheets
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORSBoard: Board of Professional Counselors
Board identification number: 199
Department: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEV
Authority: AS 08.29.010
Sunset date: 6/30/2018
Requirements: Legislative Confirmation
Prohibitions: A member who has served all or part of 2 successive terms may not be reappointed unless 4 years have elapsed since the person last served.
Term: 4 years
Description: 5 members appointed by the Governor: 4 licensed professional counselors, of which at least one shall be employed in the private sector and at least one should be employed in the public sector; and 1 public member who has never been a licensed professional counselor or employed in a commercial or professional field related to counseling; or lives in a household with a person who is or has been a licensed professional counselor or employed in a commercial or professional field related to professional counseling.
Function: Regulates licensing standards, examination of applicants and disciplinary sanction of professional counselors.
Chair: Governor may select.
Special facts: Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor (AS 08.01.020) for a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem. No additional compensation.
Meetings: Meets 3 times per year (spring/summer/fall) 2 days each; bi-weekly ballots emailed for board votes.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Ms. Eleanor Vinson
Occupational Licensing Examiner
Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 110806 M/S 0800
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2551, FAX: (907) 465-2974