Licensure Exemptions​​

​If you are operating or planning to operate a child care program or any programs for children and you believe that the program may not be subject to licensure, you must apply to the Child Care Licensing (CCL) Program for exemption from licensure by submitting a Request For Exemption form.​

Who is Exempt?

​Exemptions fom child care licensure are listed in two places. The first is in the Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC 16.55.050):

  • ​A program that provides supervised educational training or instruction for children three years and older, including but not limited to sports, art, music, religion, computers, drama, or dance, and children's organizations including but not limited to Scouts, in which any child attends no more than six hours a week, with no more than three hours in a 24-hour period. One additional extended day function annually lasting 24 hours or less is allowed.
  • A facility that is a state regulated residential child care facility. Any portion of the facility which is not operated as a regulated residential child care facility is not exempt.

Additional exemptions can be found in the Alaska Administrative Code (​7 AAC 57.015) and include facilities on military installations, facilities that are primarily educational (Head Start), theraputic and rehabilitative programs for children with special needs, and others. Please refer to the AAC for specific requirements for each exemption.

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Exemption Application

​​Along with the Request For Exemption form, you must submit any documents requested on the form pertaining to your program operations. The CCL program will review the request and make a determination based on the applicable statutes and regulations.

Download Request for Exemption​ (pdf)


Need Application Help?​​​

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