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Beginning January 1, 2018, the online system for an individual applicant to initiate and pay for state and federal background checks will require a “Verification Code.” The Verification Code must match the employer that is selected by the applicant. If there is not a match, the applicant will not be able to proceed with the background checks. This is being done in order to comply with FBI regulations.

Arkansas State, FBI, and Child Maltreatment Central registry background checks are required for all license renewals or new hires.  Click on each link below to complete all required paperwork and pay fees.

1.  Child Maltreatment Central Registry - Follow directions on form.  Get document notarized.  Send $10 check or money order along with form to address shown on form.

2. - Pay fee of $38.25 using debit or credit card only.  You MUST print receipt and bring to CRESC in order to be fingerprinted.

3.  Background Check Consent Form/Fingerprinting Request - Complete form online and bring form along with photo I. D. to CRESC in order to be fingerprinted.

4.  For license renewals - Log in to start a license renewal application online at AELS Educator Login Site.  The fee is $75 (online debit or credit card only) for a standard 5-year renewal.


Please contact Dawn Bessee via email at or by phone at 870.578.5426 if you have any questions.