AK Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

Alaska Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions

Alaska accepts direct applications for administrator certification from those who graduate from an out-of-state, approved teacher preparation program like those offered by WGU. Follow the steps below to prepare your application.

Step 1: Download and review the Administrative Certification Application. You will qualify for the Type B Regular Certificate if you have completed the required coursework in Alaska Studies and Multicultural Studies/Cross-Cultural Communication*. If you have not, you will receive a Type B Provisional Certificate.
Step 2: Request FBI fingerprint cards from the AK Teacher Certification office at (907) 465-2831 or send an email to tcwebmail@alaska.gov, specifying your name and mailing address. Complete the fingerprinting at a local police station and be sure that you complete all sections of the cards.

Step 3: Obtain an official copy of your final WGU transcript. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see Transcript Request, Official WGU. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.

Step 4: Fill out the top portions of pp. 11 and 12 of your application, the Institutional Recommendation form, and send the form to the WGU Certification Officer. Email submissions are preferred and should be in PDF format.


Email: licensure@wgu.edu
Fax: 801-401-7961


The Certification Officer will fill out the form and return it to you in a sealed envelope for inclusion in your application packet. WGU must have copies of all exam scores before the recommendation can be completed

Step 5: Fill out the application information  and checklist on pp.1-5. Under "Positions Held" on p.2 you must verify at least 3 years of certificated teaching experience. You need to sign page four in the presence of a Notary Public and have the witness sign and date the form.

Step 6: Compile your application packet:
  1. Application form and Checklist,Institutional Recommendation form,
  2. Fingerprint cards,
  3. Official transcripts,
  4. Application fee paid via credit card or by a cashier's check or money order made payable to EED. No personal checks are accepted.


Step 7: Send your complete application packet to:


Department of Education and Early Development
Teacher Education and Certification
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500

Note: Alaska requires two, three credit courses for standard certification: Alaska Studies and Multicultural Studies/Cross-Cultural Communication. These requirements must be met at an Alaska institution with in the first two years that you hold your provisional certification in order for you to be eligible for regular certification. For more information on courses approved by the Alaska Department of Education to fulfill this requirement, click here and here.



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