Emergency Teaching Permit (ETP)
A school district may apply for an Emergency Teaching Permit for an individual teaching in an area for which he/she is not licensed under the ADE Rules Governing Educator Licensure. The Emergency Teaching Permit should be used for a teaching vacancy, not for a temporary long-term substitute. A person hired under an emergency teaching permit must have relevant work experience in the content area, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and one of the following requirements:
The bachelor’s degree or advanced degree is in the content area in which the educator will teach;
The bachelor’s degree or advanced degree contains a minimum of eighteen (18) college credit hours in the content area in which the educator will teach;
The educator has successfully completed a content area assessment approved by the State Board of Education for the content area in which the educator will teach;
The educator is a National Board Certified Teacher for the content area in which the educator will teach.
The permit will expire at the end of the school year for which it was issued, but may be extended for one additional school year upon the department's approval of the school district's application for the extension. Special Education is not available under this permit.
Who May Apply:
The Emergency Teaching Permit Request form must be completed by a superintendent or a superintendent's designee and not by the individual who will be teaching under the permit.
The individual's Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS) Case ID number is required. The individual teacher will have an AELS CID after completing the background checks. The AELS CID number for an individual may be viewed on the AELS website at: https://aels.ade.arkansas.gov/AELS/Search.aspx.
For more information, please contact:
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-2B
Little Rock, AR 72201