Fingerprinting

Teachers and Educators can get electronic fingerprints (LIVE SCAN) at Educational cooperatives across the state.

Fingerprints are taken at Great Rivers Co-op in the Instructional building.

Appointments are preferred. Please contact Gail McKinney in the Instructional building at (870) 338-6461 to set up an appointment.

Steps for State and Federal Criminal Records Check

APPLICANT: (first license, reciprocity, renewal, pre-service, classified and transfer of employment)

Paying for your own state and federal criminal records check, follow these steps:

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP ONE

Read the instructions given on the Online Payments for ASP and FBI document.

  • Pay online with a debit or credit card
  • Print the receipt

Online Payment Webpage: www.ar.gov/ADEbackground

STEP TWO

Complete the ONLINE CONSENT FORM.

  • Print the form when completed. (The applicant may download the form to a mobile device.)

https://adeaels.arkansas.gov/AElsWeb/Consent/Consent1.aspx

STEP THREE

Arkansas Applicants

Go to a live scan fingerprinting location for fingerprinting, and bring with you:

  • A copy of the receipt with the transaction number (an electronic copy is acceptable)
  • A copy of the Online Consent Form (an electronic copy is acceptable)
  • Your government-issued photo ID

Out of State (Reciprocity Applicants

OBTAINE A PRE-PRINTED FINGERPRINT CARD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

( ade.educatorlicensure@arkansas.gov )

Go to a local law enforcement office for fingerprinting, and bring with you:

  • A Department of Education pre-printed fingerprint card
  • A copy of the receipt with the transaction number (an electronic copy is acceptable)
  • A copy of the Online Consent Form
  • Your government-issued photo ID

RETURN ALL DOCUMENTS (consent form, fingerprints) to the

Department of Education

Four Capitol Mall

Room 106B

Little Rock, AR 72201

STEP FOUR

CHILD MALTREATMENT CENTRAL REGISTRY FORM

Complete the form, have it notarized, and submit a personal check, cashier's check, or a U.S. money order for $10.00 made payable to the Arkansas Department of Human Services. DO NOT SEND CASH OR A TEMPORARY CHECK - YOUR REQUEST WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Make and keep a copy of this form for your records.

MAIL FORM AND FEE PAYMENT TO:

Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry

P.O. Box 1437

Slot S 556

Little Rock, AR 72203

  • To check your background (employability) status go to: https://adeaels.arkansas.gove/AelsWeb/Account/TeacherLogin.aspx
  • Local law enforcement offices do NOT typically offer live scan fingerprinting for school employees.
    • If electronic fingerprinting is not used or the fingerprints cannot be obtained by electronic fingerprinting, the applicant must obtain an ADE preprinted fingerprint card. NO OTHER FINGERPRINT CARD IS ACCEPTED. If a fingerprint card other than an ADE preprinted fingerprint card is used, the fingerprint card is used, the fingerprint card will be returned to the applicant, who will have to be re-fingerprinted. Note that a background check using a fingerprint card will take longer to process.
    • If fingerprints are rejected by the FBI, the applicant will be asked to obtain inked fingerprints. The State Police will send the applicant a letter and the instructions in that letter should be followed explicitly. If the inked fingerprints are also rejected, the FBI will conduct a records check using the applicant's name.

PLEASE NOTE: Please allow up to 4 weeks for the employability status to be determined before contacting the Arkansas Department of Education