Accountant, Certified Public

Licensing Authority

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
State Board of Public Accountancy
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK, 99501 -3567
phone: 907.269.4712
fax: 907.269.8156


Non-refundable license application fee $100
License fee $290
Biennial renewal fees: $290 for active license, $185 for inactive license

Exam applications and exam fees are processed by NASBA Exam Services.


Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized by the Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy (Bachelor's degrees awarded after January 1, 2001 must have at least 150 semester hours); have an accounting concentration as defined by the Board; must have a minimum of two years experience in public accounting or its equivalent; pass the four part uniform CPA examination; and pass the current AICPA ethics examination.

Number of Licenses on December 31, 2015

Certified public accountants: 1,099
Certified public accountants with an out of state permit: 92

Last updated April 2015.