Johnny Key

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How to Obtain a License


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The Arkansas Educator License Application (PDF) must be printed on a legal size (8 ½ by 14) sheet of paper. The application is to be completed when applying for:

  • Standard or Provisional Arkansas Teaching License
  • Adding Additional Licensure Area to an existing Arkansas License Through a Program of Study
  • Applying for Arkansas licensure by Reciprocity
  • Converting Provisional to Standard
  • Correction
  • Non-Traditional License (TFA, MAT/MED/MTLL, APPEL - formerly ADE Non-Traditional)
  • Career and Technical Permit
  • Converting an Initial to a Standard license.

Online Application

Apply online for the following:

  • Name Change on an existing Arkansas License  (no fee)
  • Renewal of an existing Arkansas teaching license
  • 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.

Submit application and payment to:

Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Rooms 106-B and107-B
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be returned without action, with omissions checked.

Available Licenses

For information on the various levels and areas of licensure, please go to Educator Licensure Levels and Areas.

For more information, please contact:

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

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