How to Obtain a License
Apply online for the following:
- Standard or Provisional Arkansas Teaching License
- Applying for Arkansas licensure by Reciprocity
- Name Change on an existing Arkansas License (no fee)
- Renewal of an existing Arkansas teaching license
- Non-Traditional License (TFA, MAT/MED/MTLL, APPEL - formerly ADE Non-Traditional)
- Requesting a duplicate of an existing Arkansas Teaching License
- Apply for Lifetime Teaching License (no fee)
- Adding an area by testing out
- Adding a Degree (no fee)
- Change of Address (no fee)
The fee for a license can be paid online OR you can attach a money order or cashier’s check (NO CASH PLEASE) to the application made out to the Arkansas Department of Education.
You may request a paper application by contacting the Office of Educator Licensure at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit application and payment to:
Applying for a Technical Permit
- 1. Complete the online Consent Form and pay the state and federal background check fee. https://aels.ade.arkansas.gov/AELS/Consent/Consent1.aspx
- 2. Visit your regional co-op to be fingerprinted. For a list, please go to Live Scan Locations.
- 3. Complete the Child Maltreatment Central Registry background check form and mail it to Central Registry.
- 4. Complete the first page of the Educator Licensure Application (paper version)
- 5. Submit application to Office of Educator Licensure along with documentation supporting your desired permit area (e.g. transcript, resume, professional license, training certificates, etc.). The $75 application fee should be submitted at this time via money order or cashier’s check.
- 6. Complete the pre-service professional development and submit certificates of completion to Office of Educator Licensure. Professional development can be completed at www.ideas.aetn.org. The requirements are as follows:
- Parental Involvement – 2 hours
- Child Maltreatment – 2 hours
- Youth Suicide Preventions – 2 hours
- Dyslexia Awareness – 1 hours