Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas Educator Licensure System

Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone (501) 682-4342   Fax (501) 682-4898

AELS Public Site

The Arkansas Educator Licensure System Public Site allows public access to educator licensure data. Educator licensure data may be searched for any Arkansas-licensed educator by entering known public information, such as the educator’s last name and first name. The public view shows applicant information, professional license effective and expiration dates, background check information and licensure areas. Confidential data is restricted from the public view.

AELS Educator Login Site

The AELS Educator Login Site allows licensed educators to update their contact information, including email, phone number and mailing address. Educators may login to view their license, license activity and all information accessible through the public view. Educators may also use the login to start a new application online.

Expiring Educator Licenses

This Expiring Educator Licenses website allows approved district administrators to view educators in their district with a license expiring soon. A district local education agency (LEA) number must be present in educator’s records in order to be displayed online in the Expiring Educator Licenses website.

Background Check Consent Form

Arkansas Department of Education Background Check Consent Form and Fingerprinting Request for Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Classified Employment, Fiscal Officer Employment, License Renewal or Transfer, and Pre-Service Teachers.

Related Systems

Course Code Management System

The Course Code Management System (CCMS) may be used to verify course codes are entered on student and master course schedules in accordance with the ADE’s published course code guidelines. The CCMS also contains the licensure codes required to teach a course at certain grade levels. The CCMS may be printed online or exported into a spreadsheet.

Job Code Management System

The Job Code Management System (JCMS) lists both certified and class job codes, job titles, required licensure codes and applicable student grade ranges for a the licensure code. The JCMS data may be printed online are exported into a spreadsheet.

Professional Licensure Description

The Professional Licensure Description tool provides a list of active and in-active licensure code by description with Grade Low and Grade high details.

ADE Data Center

The ADE Data Center is a collection of data tools and reports for educators, parents, and anyone interested in official data from the Arkansas Department of Education.