Exemption for Institutional Authorization Process
Statutory Exemption: If you feel your entity is statutorily exempt, please contact ACPE prior to submitting an application.
The completed application, non-refundable application fee, and all supporting documentation outlined in the packet, in one mailing or email, should be returned to ACPE, P.O. Box 110505, Juneau, AK, 99811-0505 or EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov All exempt applications are reviewed and approved by Commission staff, and can be approved for up to five years. Should a change occur in the organization or program from what has been approved for exemption it will be necessary to notify the commission, at which time the institution's exempt status may be re-evaluated.
Exemption status is required for any individual or institution wishing to offer credits, degrees, certificates, or other credentials within the State of Alaska, as individuals or institutions must be either authorized or exempted from authorization under AS 14.48. It is illegal to operate a postsecondary educational institution, advertise or deliver postsecondary education, or recruit postsecondary students, without either authorization or exemption from ACPE.
If an individual or institution is not able to obtain exemption status, the institution will be required to be authorized. See Initial Authorization.