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

Board identification number: 005


Authority: AS 08.48.011, AS 08.01.010, AS 08.03,010

Status: Active

Sunset date: June 30, 2025

Requirements: Legislative Confirmation

Prohibitions: Members cannot serve more than all or part of two consecutive terms and cannot be reappointed until four years have elapsed since they last served on the board. HB252, 2004, specifies that a person who has served two years or more of a four year term as a member is considered to have served a full term. Public members cannot be engaged in, have a legal contract with a member of, or have a direct financial interest in the occupation that the board regulates. Each member of the board must have been a resident in the state for three consecutive years immediately preceding appointment and, except for the public member, must be registered and have a minimum of five years of professional practice in the member’s respective field.

Term: 4 years

Chair: Annually elected by Board.

Description: The 11 members of the board are appointed by the Governor: 2 civil engineers, 2 land surveyors, 1 mining engineer, 1 electrical or mechanical engineer, 1 engineer from another branch of the profession of engineering, 2 architects, 1 landscape architect, and 1 public member.

Function: Controls registration, revocation of applicants in the architectural, engineering, land surveying and landscape architect professions.

Special facts: The Governor may remove members for misconduct, incompetency, or neglect of duty. The board elects or appoints a chair, vice chair, and secretary annually from its members. Members serve until reappointed or replaced. The board gives an annual report to the Governor and Legislature. Members serve until a successor is appointed. An appointment to fill a vacancy is for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and can be removed by the Governor for lack of attendance for at least 3 consecutive meetings, or for ineffectiveness. The governor can appoint a petroleum or chemical engineer to the seat designated for a mining engineer. The landscape architect: may be appointed after consideration of recommendations made by the Alaska Chapter of the ASLA; must be 3-year Alaska resident immediately preceding appointment; must be registered, with at least 5 years professional practice in respective field.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem

Meetings: At least 4 regular meetings per year, usually quarterly.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Sara Neal
Executive Administrator
Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
COMMERCE, P.O. Box 110806 M/S 0800
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-2540
Fax: (907) 465-2974

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