Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Educator Licensure Unit

The Office of Educator Licensure is responsible for the licensure of all Arkansas educators and provides technical assistance to educators who are licensing for the first time through an Arkansas college/university, or through a Non-Traditional Licensure Program, renewing their Arkansas educator license, adding additional areas of licensure to a current educator license and licensing by reciprocity from another state.  

Technical assistance is also provided to educators regarding the background checks that are required for an Arkansas educator license.

The Office of Educator Licensure includes a number of programs that support all educators.  For more information on any of these programs, click the appropriate link on the right side of this page.

For more information, please contact:

Cheryl L. Reinhart, Director
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:

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