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  • eLicensing has arrived!


    The Educator Licensure system is now online only! 

    Applications and payments can be made only 
    through eLicensing.

    Applications or payments not submitted through e-Licensing
     will be returned with instructions for online submission.

    Register and submit your application: 

    eLicensing Application




    Click here for directions and a tutorial:



    eLicensing update:

    Please see this area of the website for eLicensing improvement updates.

    System update –  January 29, 2016:

    • If your license was issued out of eLicensing, you can now view and print an image of your license. Please log in to access this feature.
    • Definitions:
      • Unexpected Error = This error means something happened with the application. For this error, try using a different browser and, if you are unable to remedy the situation, contact online.tspc@oregon.gov.
      • Payment Attempt Failed = This error mean the transaction processed successfully; however, something went wrong on the bank/card side of the equation. This may mean the card was declined. To address the issue, use a different payment card.
    • If you experienced problems during registration and did not receive an email confirmation, please register again. 
    • We are experiencing problems with the renewal of the Basic and Initial II Teaching Licenses.
      • The matter should be resolved by March 1, 2016.
      • If you experience this difficulty, please apply for your renewal after March 1, 2016.
    We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    Do you need help?

    For all eLicensing questions or to report problems with the eLicensing system, email 
    For all other questions, email contact.tspc@oregon.gov.

    Information about the licensure redesign:

    The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) has adopted a new design for Oregon teaching licenses. The goal is to provide teachers, school districts, and the public with a streamlined, simplified, and more flexible licensing structure that helps support the important work that educators and schools provide Oregon’s children.
    All teachers will be licensed under the same teaching license structure.


    License Types: 

    • Preliminary Teaching license (for new and novice teachers);
    • Professional Teaching license (for teachers with advanced competencies and experience);
    • Teacher Leader license (for teachers with demonstrated professional leadership);
    • Legacy Teaching license (for veteran teachers who do not qualify for new Professional Teaching License); and
    • Reciprocal Teaching license (for licensed out-of-state teachers while they are working to meet Oregon requirements).

    Note: Basic, Standard, Initial I, Initial II, Continuing, and Five-Year teaching licenses will be moved to these new licenses.

    Authorizations and Endorsements: 

    • All teaching licenses have pre-kindergarten through grade 12 authorization. Authorization levels (ECE/ELE/ML/HS) are abolished.
    • All teaching licenses are issued with endorsements from the same list of Commission-adopted endorsements.
    • Substitutes and Restricted Substitutes have more flexibility in assignments. Educators with only substitute licenses are no longer required to complete professional development requirements.

    Professional Development Requirements: 

    • Educators may renew the Preliminary Teaching License with 75 continuing or 75 advanced professional development units and may retain their Preliminary Teaching license until they meet the qualifications of the Professional Teaching license.
    • Educators have more options for advanced programs to move from the Preliminary Teaching license to the Professional Teaching license.
    • Teaching licenses no longer require passage of a basic skills test.
For Specific Audiences General Information
If you intiated your license in 2015 or prior (in the Legacy system):
To access your licensure information,
visit Educator Look Up.

If you initiated your license in 2016 or later (in the eLicensing system):

To access your licensure information,
visit eLicensing.
Note: The eLicensing program does not work well with Chrome as the web browser.
It is recommended another browser be used for this application.





Status of Applications:
We are currently processing applications received on 9/14/15 If you filed a complete application before this date, please email us at:
Once your application has been processed you will receive an EMAIL notification.  Licenses are no longer printed and mailed. 

Status of Email Responses:

We are currently answering most emails within two business days of receipt, depending on staff availability and the complexity of the question.


Upcoming holidays and closures:

TSPC will be closed on the following date:

Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 


Office Hours and Contacting Us: 

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

Phone hours:  Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • If you have questions, you may:
  •      •  Call: 503-378-3586;
  •      •  email: 
  •               •  online.tspc@oregon.gov for eLicensing issues;

              •  contact.tspc@oregon.gov for all other issues; or

    •      •  Visit our office in person.

    •          Office location:
    •          250 Division St. NE
    •          Salem, OR 97301