Arkansas Teacher Training Requirements
Professional Development Guidelines for Arkansas Teachers
The Arkansas Department of Education’s Office of Professional Development now requires educators to complete a minimum of 36 hours, or 6 days of professional development training per school year to maintain licensure. Arkansas School Board Members are required to obtain at least 6 hours of professional development per year.
It is recommended that teachers and educators seek approval for professional development programs or providers from the Arkansas Department of Education. Use our convenient form (available for download here) to request approval. The Arkansas Department of Education requires that all professional development programs adhere to Arkansas state board of education-standards for professional learning.
- Use our Request Approval form to request approval for a Model Teaching course to be used to satisfy your state's professional development requirements.
- Receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course, documenting course clock hours and micro-credential badges.
- Subscribe for one year of access to all available online courses or learn more about our online professional development courses
Approval Request Form
Arkansas Teachers are encouraged to download and submit this Request For Approval form to your certificate-granting agency in order to verify that Model Teaching’s courses qualify for your state or school district's continuing education, recertification, or clock hour requirements.
Arkansas Teacher Helpful Links
Visit the Arkansas State Board of Education, Office of Professional Development for more information on professional development requirements for Arkansas teachers and educators.
*The information on this page was last updated June, 2018. Please refer to the Arkansas Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Arkansas teacher recertification requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up to date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Approval form if you are considering one of our courses for your professional development clock hour requirements.