The lives of military families are dominated by frequent deployments, relocations, and extended periods of single parenthood. Military spouses are some of the most mobile populations in our country, making the maintenance of professional licenses a large obstacle. When deciding whether or not to stay in the armed forces, service members often take into account the well being of their spouses and families. Being able to practice in their field of expertise goes a long way towards fulfilling the needs of our military spouses and their families.
Effective July 1, 2011, spouses of active duty military personnel with Alaska orders may request that their temporary or courtesy licensing applications be expedited. This new law also allows licensed members of the military who are deployed to combat zones, danger pay posts, or hazardous duty areas to defer licensing requirements.
Before submitting one of the forms below, please read the authorizing statutes of these programs and for the profession in which you plan to work to ensure familiarity with Alaska law.
Request for Expedited Application Process for Spouses of Active-Duty Military,
#08-4580, Revised 06/09/11.
Request for Exemption from Professional Licensing Requirements for Military Personnel,
#08-4581, Revised 06/09/11.
Statutes and Regulations
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.
The Request for Military Spouse Application Status is authorized by AS 08.01.063.
The Request for Active Duty Military Service Waiver is authorized by AS 08.01.100.
Licensees are responsible for knowledge of all statutes and regulations pertaining to their profession. AS 08.01-08.03 and 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.
Centralized Licensing Statutes: AS 08.01-08.03
Centralized Licensing Regulations: 12 AAC 02
Telephone: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Address: P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806