The Arkansas State Police network we connect to send and receive information on individual’s background checks is temporarily down. We anticipate the problem will be resolved in about a week and will keep you updated.
To process background checks in the meantime, you will still need to follow the steps with the exception of the electronic fingerprinting. We can provide a preprinted ADE fingerprint card to take to your local police department and then send the completed card back to the Arkansas Department of Education so that they may forward it accordingly. Send the completed card to:
Arkansas Department of Education
Licensure Unit, 4 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201