Background Check Requirements


Arkansas State Police, FBI and Child Maltreatment Central Registry background checks which includes Child Maltreatment Central Registry Background Check Form are required for first time licensure and all renewals.

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:

Clara Toney, Public School Program Advisor
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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