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  • Welcome to the TSPC website!



    Welcome to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) website!

    Oregon Teacher Standards and
    Practices Commission

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    TSPC'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.
    **During the November Commission meeting, policy questions were identified for the Commission to consider for the January 2017 meeting. The questions are to be discussed during the meeting.
    The Commission would like to solicit public input regarding the following four equity policy questions. A public survey is available at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2Y9B7W and will be open until March 31, 2017. Results will be shared during the April 2017 Commission meeting.


    The Educator Licensure system is now online only! 

    Applications and payments can be made only through eLicensing.


    Fingerprinting Fee Change: Effective November 2, 2016, the cost for a fingerprint background check is now $55. It was previously $57.

    eLicensing tips:

    • PLEASE DO NOT CREATE MULTIPLE USERNAMES.  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 Contact Us 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
    Initial II
    You will receive the best possible license based on the available information in your account.
    You will receive the best possible license based on the available information in your account.


    Useful links:

    eLicensing update:

    Fingerprinting Fee Change: Effective November 2, 2016, the cost for a fingerprint background check is now $55. It was previously $57.
    First-time using eLicensing
    ·         eLicensing is new as of January, 2016.
    ·         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.
    License Status:
    ·         We generally process complete applications within 12 to 14 weeks.
    ·         Please review the list of required supporting documents for your application.
    ·         Please use Educator Lookup to see if your documents have arrived.
    Please check the FAQs page for instructions how to change your name, submit documents (transcripts) and other processing questions.
    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.
    Verifying PDUs:
    TSPC does not approve coursework or workshops for the awarding of PDUs. Please refer to
    PDU webpage for more information.
    Submitting Emails:
    To expedite the email process:
    ·         Please include with your email:
    o   First, middle and last names
    o   TSPC Account ID or the last four digits of your SSN.
    ·         Please submit only one email per inquiry.



For Specific Audiences General Information
To access your licensure information:
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To submit materials to TSPC:
Applications = eLicensing
Fees = eLicensing              
PEER forms = email, fax, or mail
Out-of-state licenses = email, fax, or mail
Resumes = email, fax, or mail
Test scores = email, fax, or mail
Other documentation = email, fax, or mail
Official transcripts* = tspc.transcripts@oregon.gov 
 * Please review official transcripts for complete information about official transcripts.
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Fax: (503) 378-4448
Mail to:
     250 Division St. NE
     Salem, OR 97301





Status of Applications: 

Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email notification. 
Licenses are no longer printed and mailed. 
To access your licensure information: Educator Look Up.
If you have a question about your application, please email us at: contact.tspc@oregon.gov   


Contact Information: 

  • If you need to contact TSPC for assistance, you may:

  •      Call:

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



     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, Oregon 97301

    •      Visiting hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.