Create/View/Update Your Profile in AELS

The Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS) Login Site allows licensed educators to update contact information, view license, and license activity, and start some of the recently added license applications online.  Districts may search by Case ID, SSN, or by Name.

New Applicants for Educator Licensure

New applications must be completed through the AELS website. The first step in obtaining an AELS Profile is the completion of the Background Check Consent form.

Step One in AELS Profile Creation: Online Background Check Consent Form

This is also the first step in the background check process for licensed educators. The remaining steps to the background check process can be found here: Licensed Educator Background Checks

Licensed educators may also view their current license and access a "view screen" that provides their general licensure information by:

  1. Visiting the AELS Public Website and clicking "Educator Log In" in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  2. Enter the account information, which includes, first and last name, a social security number, and date of birth
  3. Click "Log In"

For more information, please contact:

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