Background Check Requirements
Arkansas State Police, FBI and Child Maltreatment Central Registry background checks are required for initial, first time licensure and whenever an educator changes school districts.
The Child Maltreatment Central Registry Background Check Form is also required at the first renewal of an educator license.
The taking of fingerprints can be done at any law enforcement office. The completed fingerprint card and accompanying application will be sent to the Arkansas State Police at the address listed on the back of the application.
The appropriate fee must accompany the applications.
All paperwork for the required background checks may be secured through the Office of Educator Licensure, local school districts and Licensure Officers in the Education Departments of all Arkansas four year colleges/universities.
For more information, please contact:
- Background Check Information Posted 3/18/2011 pdf
- Child Maltreatment Central Registry Background Check Form Posted 1/23/2013 pdf
- Rules Governing Background Checks and License Revocation Posted 1/10/2013 pdf