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Educator Licensure


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Whether the goal is to obtain a teaching license, add to an existing license, renew a license or learn about licensure exceptions, the Arkansas Department of Education offers key resources and information. Click on the following links related to educator licensure in Arkansas.

PLSB/ Professional Ethics/ Discipline

For information concerning the Professional Licensure Standards Board (PLSB), the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators, and discipline, please go to PLSB/Professional Ethics/Discipline.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Jacks, Program Coordinator
Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-4342
Fax:  501-682-4898
Office email:
For PLSB Information, please contact:
Eric R. James, Chief Educational Investigator
Professional Licensure Standards Board
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Box 30
Little Rock, Arkansas
Office: 501-682-3777
CP: 501-529-6929
FAX: 501-682-3781

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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