Arkansas Educator Licensure System

To verify that background checks have cleared and to see the status of your license application, access the Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS) at the site below.

NOTE:  Ignore Case I.D.  You only need to enter the last 4 digits of your social security number and your last name to access your record.  If the search indicates “no applicant found,” then your account has not been created yet.

https://adeaels.arkansas.gov/AelsWeb/Search.aspx

License Application Fee

The fee for your initial license is $75.00, which can be paid at the site below.  Before you submit payment, make sure that your account has been created in the AELS.

https://www.ark.org/ina_renewalservices/teachers/licensure.aspx