Nevada Department of EducationNevada Department of Education

    Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) Program

    ARL Provider Information

    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.

    ARL Provider Initial Applications:  

    • Complete the Initial Application 
    • Submit electronically to
    • Once an initial application has been submitted, the ARL Review Team will evaluate the submission and contact the provider if they have questions.
    • When the Review Team has completed the evaluation of the program, it will be placed on the COPS agenda and notice will be sent to the provider.

    For ARL Provider Renewal Applications:  

    • Complete the Renewal Application.
    • Submit electronically to
    • Application for renewal will be heard at a future COPS meeting and notice will be sent to provider. 

    ARL Provider Modification Request Forms:  

    • If the modifications are non-substantive such as course title changes or course substitutions:  
      • Complete the Modification Form
      • Submit electronically to
      • Non-substantive modification requests will be heard at a future COPS meeting and notice will be sent to provider. 
    •  If the modifications are substantive:
      • The provider must follow the initial application process above. 

    ARL Candidate Information

    ARL Candidate information is located under the Special License Requirements header on our Licensure Home page.

    Submit Electronically

    Approved ARL Providers