Johnny Key

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Educator Licensure Application

The Arkansas Educator License Application is provided in PDF format, and is to 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 
  • Name Change on an existing Arkansas License 
  • Renewal of an existing Arkansas teaching license 
  • Requesting a duplicate of an existing Arkansas Teaching License 
  • Adding Additional Licensure Area to an existing Arkansas License 
  • Applying for Arkansas licensure by Reciprocity 
  • Adding Degree 
  • Change of Address
  • Converting Provisional to Standard 
  • Correction 
  • Lifetime License
  • Non-Traditional License (TFA, MAT/MED/MTLL, APPEL - formerly ADE Non-Traditional)
  • Career and Technical Permit
  • Converting an Initial to a Standard license.

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 for the correct fee 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 and 107-B
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
Incomplete applications will be returned without action, with omissions checked.

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
Fax:  501-682-4898

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