Licensed Educators

State and Federal Criminal Records Check

Step-by-Step Instructions for:

  • Employers (School Districts/Charter Schools, Cooperatives, Vendors) and Educator Preparation Programs (for Pre-service Teachers) paying for the state and federal criminal records check.

Licensure Applicants See Instructions Below:

Step ONE: Online Background Check Consent Form
Step TWO: Background Check Payment

  •  List of Approved Live Scan Locations
    • In-state applicants proceed to your nearest Approved Live Scan Location to complete the fingerprinting process. Bring photo ID, copy of the consent form, and a copy of payment receipt with Transaction ID (electronic copy is acceptable).
    • Out-of-state applicants must obtain a pre-printed fingerprint card from the Arkansas Department of Education. Please submit your name and mailing address to:

Step THREE: Click here to Complete the Child Maltreatment Process

    Additional Information for Federal Criminal Records Check:

    For more information, please contact:

    Clara Toney, Public School Program Advisor
    Office of Educator Licensure
    Arkansas Department of Education
    Four Capitol Mall, Room 102-B
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    Phone:  501-682-4342
    Fax:  501-682-4898

    Joi Crawford, Legal Services Specialist
    Professional Licensure Standards
    4 Capitol Mall, Box 30
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    Phone: 501-682-4695
    Fax: 501-682-3781