Scheduled Professional Development (K-12)

Scheduled Professional Development required under Section 6 of the Rules Governing Professional Development shall include content that is provided by:

  • ADE, including ArkansasIDEAS
  • An institution of higher education
  • A provider approved by ADE
  • An education service cooperative

A school district or an open-enrollment public charter school shall make available to the appropriate educator required professional development as noted on the following schedule as part of the minimum annual requirement:


Scheduled Professional Learning Requirements

Name and CodeDescriptionNotesType
Mandated Reporters
[6-61-133]
This training is designed to make one aware of signs of child maltreatment.2 hoursLicense
Family and Community Engagement
[6-15-1703]
This training is designed to help one learn to utilize these outside resources to contribute to the enhancement of school programs, student engagement and learning, etc.2 hoursLicense
Mental Health Awareness and Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention
[6-17-708]
This training is designed to ensure one is aware of mental health and teen suicide among youth in order to provide support when deemed necessary.2 hoursLicense
Arkansas History
[6-17-703]
This training covers how one will convey Arkansas history within one's classroom. This training is required of anyone teaching Arkansas history.2 hoursLicense
Human Trafficking
[6-17-710]
This training allows you to identify if a child is a victim of human trafficking and how to go about reporting suspicion of a case.30 minutesDistrict Level Training and License
Bullying Prevention
[6-17-711]
This training provides support to help prevent bullying and address how it may lead to the risk of suicide.2 hoursLicense


Professional Learning Schedule Every Fifth Year Thereafter [6-17-709]

YearName and CodeDescriptionNotesType
2023-2024
2027-2028
Mental health awareness and teen suicide awareness and prevention
[6-17-708]
This training is designed to ensure one is aware of mental health and teen suicide among youth in order to provide support when deemed necessary.2 hoursProfessional Learning
2024-2025
2028-2029
Bullying Prevention
[6-17-711]
This training provides support to help prevent bullying and address how it may lead to the risk of suicide.2 hoursProfessional Learning
2025-2026
2029-2030
Mandated Reporters
[6-61-133]
This training is designed to make one aware of signs of child maltreatment.2 hoursProfessional Learning

Other Professional Development Requirement

Human Trafficking – beginning in 2018-19, and each year thereafter, a school district shall make available to licensed personnel thirty (30) minutes of professional development on recognizing and reporting human trafficking [6-17-710]

Athletic Coaches – at least once every three (3) years, training in recognition and management regarding events or conditions* that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activities [6-18-708]

Administrators – annual professional development in data disaggregation, instructional leadership and fiscal management*

* Please refer to the ADE Rules Governing Professional Development for specific topics and licensure area requirements.

For more information, please contact:

Belinda Kittrell, Learning Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-371-1950

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