Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Educator Licensure


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Currently, essential staff only are working on site with most staff members working remotely; therefore, your questions will best be answered through email using this address:

Whether the goal is to obtain a teaching license, add to an existing license, renew a license or learn about licensure exceptions, the Arkansas Department of Education offers key resources and information. Click on the following links related to educator licensure in Arkansas.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-4342
Fax:  501-682-4898
Office email:

State Standards

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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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