Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Direct Certification Portal

To access the Direct Certification Portal, go to

Direct Certification File Upload Template - To use for uploading a secure file into the Direct Certification Portal for instant matches.

Direct Certification Portal Access Instructions - To obtain security access to Direct Certification Portal

Direct Certification Slides - Slides from recent September 2014 District Learning

ADEDC User Guide 2014 For School District Users - User Guide for Direct Certification Portal Slides

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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