Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL)


Approved ARL Providers

Prospective ARL Candidates

  • Per NAC 391.461, Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) programs must be approved by the Commission on Professional Standards.

  • Per NAC 391.057, the minimum requirements for ARL/conditional licensure are:          

    • Accepted by a qualified provider for enrollment in a program for an alternative route to licensure and complies with the instructional and training policies and procedures of the provider
    • Holds a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution that is regionally accredited
    • Passes competency test in basic reading, writing and mathematics competency exam (Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators), or be eligible for an exemption per NAC 391.036 (Section 3)
    • Holds a major or minor in the desired area of licensure or passes the corresponding Praxis II Subject Area Assessment approved by the Commission (for all secondary grades 7-12 subject areas and K-12 music, art, or physical education)
     

ARL Program Providers

(districts, colleges/universities, private providers)

Per NAC 391.461 any provider which wishes to offer a program for an alternative route for the licensure of teachers and/or administrators must apply to the Commission on Professional Standards on a form prescribed by the Department of Education for approval to become a qualified provider.

Alternative Route to Licensure Provider Application Timeline  

Alternate Route to Licensure Provider Application Timeline
Timeline Status

April 1 - April 22 Yearly
*Please submit five hard copies of the application in binders to:
Attention: Paul Partida
9890 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89183
ppartida@doe.nv.gov
No electronic applications will be accepted for the initial submission timeline. 

Applications accepted by the Commission

May 2017 (TBD) 
 

Notification of confirmed meeting date and time will be sent to all applicants.
*Applicants must be present in Las Vegas & Carson City  for the meeting. Applicants must have their electronic application on hand for program revisions and same day resubmissions.

Initial Review Team Meeting
Second week of May Possible review team meeting
Regularly Scheduled May Commission Meeting Commission of Professional Standards in Education review of ARL Review Team's recommendations
End of May Notification to applicants of approval, approval with modifications, or denial

 

Alternate Route to Licensure Provider Application Timeline
Timeline      Status

September 1 - September 22 Yearly
*Please submit five hard copies of the application in binders to:
Attention:Paul Partida
9890 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89183
ppartida@doe.nv.gov
No electronic applications will be accepted for the initial submission timeline.

Applications accepted by the Commission
October 5, 2016 8:00 a.m.
 (Las Vegas and Carson City Boardrooms)

Notification of confirmed meeting date and time will be sent to all applicants.
*Applicants must be present in Las Vegas & Carson City for the meeting. Applicants must have their electronic application on hand for program revisions and same day resubmissions. 
Initial Review Team Meeting

Second week of October

Possible review team meeting
Regularly Scheduled October Commission Meeting Commission on Professional Standards in Education review of ARL Review Team's Recommendations
End of October Notification to applicants of approval, approval with modifications, or denial

 *Meetings held via video conference at Nevada Department of Education Board Room | 9890 South Maryland Pkwy | Las Vegas, Nevada 89183 and Nevada Department of Education Board Room | 700 East Fifth Street | Carson City, NV 89701. Applicants are encouraged to attend to address questions from the Review Team.