From the minutes of the January 2011 Board of Professional Counselors' Meeting:
The Board's position is that to provide services to Alaskans, you should be licensed in Alaska. They support the AASCB stand that, if you have a patient in a state you should be licensed in that state.
Per our statutes, we do not have practice protection, but one cannot represent them self as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska if they are not an LPC licensed in the state of Alaska.
Sec. 08.29.100. Unlicensed use of title prohibited.
(a) A person who is not licensed under this chapter may not
(b) Violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor, except that a third or subsequent conviction for violating this section is a class C felony.
- (1) profess to be a licensed professional counselor, a professional counselor, or a licensed counselor; or
- (2) make use of a title, words, letters, or abbreviations that may reasonably be confused with the title of "licensed professional counselor," "professional counselor," or "licensed counselor."