Background Check Process

To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting at the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, click the following link:

Step One: Online Background Check Consent Form

Step Two: Background Check Payment

Step Three: 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 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 Four: Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check

  • Please complete form, and follow the instructions.
  • Please allow four weeks for the employability status to be determined before contacting Arkansas Department of Education

Step Five: Employability Status