Alaska License Requirements

Your resource for understanding all real estate, appraisal and home inspection state license requirements

Alaska Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Alaska education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing

Alaska Real Estate License Requirements:

  • Alaska real estate salesperson license: 40 hours
  • Alaska real estate broker license: 15 hours (in addition to the 40 required of salespersons) 
  • Alaska requires an additional 30 hours of post-license real estate classes 

State Reciprocity

If you hold a current real estate license in another state, you may obtain a reciprocal license by doing the following:

  • Complete 40 hours of an Alaska-approved pre-license real estate course
  • Pass the Alaska real estate salesperson exam
  • Submit a Salesperson License by Examination application (#08-4179) for licensure under a broker with the appropriate licensing fees (Note: If an individual holds or has ever held a real estate license in another state, a license history is required from each state before a license will be issued.) 

Alaska Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Alaska real estate CE must be completed every two years on even years by January 31
  • Must include 12 hours of electives, as well as the 8-hour designated core course



Alaska Appraisal Licensing Requirements

The information contained below is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Alaska Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers. The information provided below can be found on the Board’s website. However, we recommend you contact the Board for more detailed information and for any changes which may have occurred.

Alaska Appraisal Licensure Levels:

  • Registered Trainee
  • Residential Real Estate Appraiser
  • General Real Estate Appraiser
  • Institutional Real Estate Appraiser (This is an appraiser who is employed full time by a financial institution with offices in the state.  This appraiser may not perform real estate appraisal service for the general public or for a fee other than salary.

 Alaska Appraisal Licensure Requirements:

  • Must not have committed any crimes of moral turpitude
  • Must meet the educational requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • Must meet the experience requirement for the applying level of licensure
  • For Certified Residential level:  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree OR 21 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • For Certified General level:  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree OR 30 college semester hours in specific subject matters is also required. 
  • Satisfactory completion of the state examination
  • Submit application, required documents, and associated fees.

 Alaska Appraisal Education Requirements:

  • 75 hours for the Registered Trainee which consist of the following courses:  Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours), 15 Hour National USPAP Course or its equivalent (15 hours)
  • 200 Hours for the Residential Real Estate Appraiser which consist of the same 75 hours of Trainee education AND:  Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours), Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours), Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach (30 hours) Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hours), Advanced Residential Application and Case Studies (15 hours), Appraisal Subject Matter Electives (20 hours)
  • 300 hours for the General Real Estate Appraiser which includes the same 200 hours for the Residential Real Estate Appraiser education AND:  General Appraiser Sales Comparison and Income Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 hours), General Appraiser Income Approach (45 hours), General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies (10 hours), General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 hours)

 Appraisal Experience Requirements:

  • Registered Trainee – No experience required
  • Residential Real Estate Appraiser – 2500 hours in no less than 24 months
  • General Real Estate Appraiser – 3000 hours in no less than 30 months with at least 1500 hours of experience in non-residential appraisals

 Alaska Appraisal Continuing Education Requirements:

  • All licenses expire on June 30th of odd number years
  • All licensees must complete 28 hours of continuing education within the renewal cycle
  • At least 7 hours of this requirement must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent

Alaska Home Inspection Training Requirements

Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Alaska. 

Requirements to Become an Alaska Home Inspector:

The Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing establishes the Alaska Home Inspector Licensing Requirements

  • Home Inspector Registration Application Packet 
  • Exam Required: ASHI/NHIE/ICC (depending on what you want to inspect)
  • Application Fee: $300
  • Insurance Requirements: Surety bond:  $10,000 Liability insurance: $20,000 property damage, $50,000 injury or death to one person, $100,000 injury or death to more than one person.
  • Notarized application is required. No Background check, but need to disclose, and fingerprints are not required. No minimum age requirement.

Home Inspection License Expiration: 6/30 even years

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: 8 hours - no subjects specified - every 2 years (6/30 even years)