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Electronic Filing for Debtor Education Providers

Effective December 1, 2013, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1007(b)(7) was amended to permit an approved debtor education provider to notify the court directly that the debtor has completed a post-petition instructional course concerning personal financial management.* This rule change pertains to debtor education certificates only, not to credit counseling certificates.

The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska will permit approved personal financial management course providers to file the Certificate of Debtor Education under Rule 1007(b)(7) electronically.

Obtaining E-Filing Privileges

You must obtain a PACER account, as noted under the NextGen CM/ECF link, before you can request E-Filing privileges.

In the District of Alaska, Debtor Education Providers cannot link their PACER account with existing CM/ECF accounts. All providers must request new access directly from their PACER account.  (Note - other NextGen courts may allow linking to existing E-Filing accounts, so refer to that Court’s procedures for NextGen accounts.)

  • Go to and log into your PACER account under the Manage My Account link.
  • Go to the Maintenance tab and click on the Non-Attorney E-File Registration link.
  • From the drop downs select Court Type - U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Court - Alaska Bankruptcy Court, and Role in Court - Party.
  • Review the information presented to you before proceeding. Note that as a limited filer you will not receive email service but you must complete the delivery method in order to submit the request.

Proceed through all of the screens and submit the request. You will receive an email once the request has been processed. Information will be provided if the request is rejected.  Your PACER username and password will be your E-Filing username and password once the request has been approved.

Questions - Email or call the Clerk’s Office at 907-271-2655 ext 1.