APT is an alternative pathway to a Utah Educator License approved by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) in June 2016. It is governed by Utah Administrative Rule R277-511. It allows an individual who has a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited university to pass an appropriate Board-approved content knowledge test to apply for and receive a Level 1-APT License with an Elementary (Grades K-6) or Secondary (Grades 6-12) area of concentration.
This license is valid for three school years and if the individual is not hired in a teaching position in Utah, may be renewed using the standard Active/Inactive Renewals.
These steps must all be completed prior to submission of the APT application. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional clarification.
Utah’s ARL program is a pathway for individuals without a background in education to become licensed Utah Educators. The program is also a pathway for current Utah educators to add new areas of concentration to their existing license.
Participants in ARL complete the requirements for licensure (i.e. pedagogy and methods coursework, testing, etc.) at the same time they are teaching in their desired license area in an accredited Utah School.
The basic ARL steps are:
Individuals who can provide documentation of required content knowledge in a subject area taught in schools can apply to ARL.
Applications are accepted during the Open Enrollment window (March 1-July 31)
1) Background check:
2) Application forms:
3) Provide Transcripts and Required Documentation
ARL General Information Webinar - Fridays from 11-1 p.m.
Mail application, forms, paper transcripts, documentation, and industry certifications as one packet to:
250 East 500 South
PO BOX 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
There is No Fee for this application
New applications take approximately 6 weeks to process and are active for 18 months.
General e-mail: email@example.com
Licensing questions: (801) 538-7740
ARL Overall Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7602 | E-mail
Assistant for ARL General Questions, Secondary Education, and CTE
Phone: (801) 538-7834 | E-mail
Assistant for Elementary Education, Dual Immersion, Special Education, Languages, and English
Phone: (801) 538-7695 | E-mail
Phone: (801) 538-7532 | E-mail
If you have a standard renewable license from another country and would like to apply for a Utah Educator License, please read the following step by step instructions to prepare your international-credentialed application packet for submission to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) for review.
A LEA may apply to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) for a LEA-Specific Level 1 Competency-based license for an applicant to fill a position in the LEA if other licensing routes for the applicant are untenable or unreasonable.
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) requires each applicant who applies for a Utah Educator License to pass an appropriate content knowledge test for the area they are seeking. Unless otherwise noted, all tests are Praxis tests administrated by Educational Testing Services (ETS).
If you have a standard renewable educator license from another state and would like to apply for a Utah Educator License, please read the following step by step instructions to prepare your OOS application packet for submission to USBE for review.
The information below is for individuals who have completed an education preparation degree program through a Utah college/university and are ready to apply for a Utah Educator License, please read the following step-by-step instructions to obtain your standard Utah Educator License.