Add a Degree; Request Lifetime or Duplicate Educator Licensure


Add a Degree 

To add a degree to your current educator license, complete the Educator Licensure Application form, checking off that you are adding a degree.

Attach an official transcript reflecting the degree being added (or) have the college/university to send the transcript to the Office of Educator Licensure.

Request a Lifetime Educator License

The Lifetime Educator License may be requested when an educator is 62 years old by submitting a completed and signed Educator Licensure Application to the Office of Educator Licensure, providing written verification of educational experience and completing the required State Police, FBI and Child Maltreatment Central Registry background checks. 

The Lifetime Educator License is FREE!

There is no fee for the lifetime educator license. 

Request a Duplicate Educator License

A duplicate of your educator license may be obtained by submitting an Educator Licensure Application form to the Office of Educator Licensure requesting the duplicate license.

There is currently at $50 fee for a duplicate license.

The fee for these licenses 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.

Mail the 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


For more information, please contact:

Melissa Jacks, Public School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-4342
Fax:  501-682-4898

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