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Online Educator License Application

This information is for initial, first-time licenses only.  To add an area to your license, go here.


🛑 STOP 🛑  Is it time to submit this application?

Do NOT submit this application until you have applied for your degree or before the dates below. Applications submitted early may be deleted.

  • Fall graduates → Submit after October 15

  • Spring graduates → Submit after March 15

  • Summer graduates → Submit after June 15


  • For spring semester graduates, do not submit before MARCH 1.
  • For summer graduates, do not submit before JUNE 1.
  • For fall semester graduates, do not submit before OCTOBER 1.

Before beginning this application, you must be prepared to pay the $75.00 initial license fee.  You will not be able to submit your license application without entering your payment information.  Have your credit/debit card ready.


Log-on at aels.ade.arkansas.gov/AELS/Account/TeacherLogin.aspx

  • Select Apply for a Standard License
  • Select First-time Licensure (recent graduate from an Arkansas institution)
    • Do not select any of the other options – even if they seem to apply to your situation.
    • Even if you are an MAT candidate converting a provisional license to a standard, you must still select First-time Licensure (recent graduate from an Arkansas institution).
  • Select University of Central Arkansas

Complete the information requested on the pages that follow.

Part 1 – Background Check Information

  • The system may skip this section if your background checks are current and approved.
  • If the system does not indicate your background checks are completed, mark yes to indicate each is completed.
  • Tick the box to indicate that you acknowledge that all coursework must be documented by providing original college transcripts.
  • We will transmit your final transcript as soon as they are available.  You do NOT need to request a transcript for your teaching license.
  • Click Continue.

Part 2 – Profile Information

  • Review your profile information.  Use the Update button if you need to make changes.  Be sure to click Save if you make changes.
  • In the Contact section, you must have a current mailing address and at least one primary email and one primary phone number.
  • Update your employment information if necessary.
  • Tick the box to indicate all information is correct.
  • Click Continue.

Part 3 – Application Information

  • Complete the application information by accurately responding to the questions.
  • Type your first and last name to serve as your electronic signature.
  • Click Submit.

Part 4 – Fee Payment

  • If your fee is already paid, the system will indicate that no fee is necessary.
  • If prompted, click Make Payment and enter your payment information.
  • Click Confirm, review your information, and click SUBMIT.
  • Print receipt.
  • Click Continue License Application.

Continue until you receive a notice that your application has been submitted.