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​Welcome to the Teach​​er Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) website!


Oregon Teacher
Standards and
Practices Commission

TSP​C's mission is to establish, uphold and enforce professional standards of excellence and communicate those standards to the public and educators for the benefit of Oregon's students.
UPDATED 4/20/18:
We continue to experience difficulties with the delivery of outgoing emails. As a result, we have resent all outgoing emails generated after 3/18/19, which means you may receive duplicate correspondence. This is due to an internal issue with an upgrade to our email server. Our technology department believes this issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


Applications an​d payments can only be made through eLicensing.
​eLicensing tips:
  • eLicensing tutorial
  • eLicensing video tutorial: Browser Assistance
  • eLicensing video tutorial: Forgot Username and Password Reset
  • If this is your first time using eLicensing, you must select the "Sign Up" button to create your username and password.
  • Please do not create a new username if you have already created an eLicensing account. This will cause you to have two active accounts and may delay your processing.
  • If you forget your username, contact TSPC at online.tspc@oregon.gov​ or 503-378-3586.
  • TSPC is no longer accepting mailed, faxed, or emailed applications or payments. All applications must be submitted through the eLicensing system.
  • All supporting documents for your application must still be sent directly to TSPC through mail, fax, or email. (Go to the Contact Us​ page for more information.) You are not able to "upload" additional documentation in the eLicensing system.
  • Basic and Initial II Teaching Licenses are being transitioned to new license types. Please see the table below if you hold one of these license types.
​Type of License​ ​Apply with "renew" for ​Apply with "new license" for ​Evaluation
Initial II ​Preliminary ​Professional ​
​You will receive​ the best possible license based on the available information in your account.​
​Basic ​Legacy



Submitting ​Documents

  • Photographs of documents may or may not be accepted, depending on the quality of image.
  • For the best results, please scan the document for optimal resolution and email it to contact.tspc@oregon.gov.
  • Remember: please submit all official transcripts to tspc.transcripts@oregon.gov.

Verifyin​g PDUs

TSP​​C does not approve coursework or workshops for the awarding of PDUs. Please refer to the PDU webpage for more information.

Subm​itti​ng Emails

To expedite the email process:
  • Please include with your email:
    • First, middle, and last names
    • TSPC Account ID or the last four digits of your SSN.
  • Please submit only one email per inquiry.

Useful links

Status of Applications Contact Information
O​nce your application has been processed, you will receive an email notification.

Licenses are no longer printed and mailed

To access your licensure information: Educator Lookup

If you have a question about your application, please email us at: contact.tspc@oregon.gov.
If you need to contact TSPC for assistance, you may:

Phone number: 503-378-3586
Phone hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fax: 503-378-4448

For eLicensing issues: online.tspc@oregon.gov
For all other issues: contact.tspc@oregon.gov

Visit our office in person:
Address: 250 Division St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.