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How do I submit my supporting documents for my license?

Your application and fee should be submitted through our eLicensing application system. All other documents should be sent to TSPC via U.S. mail, fax, or email.


Fax: (503) 378-4448

Address:
250 Division St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Please refer to the next question for information on submitting official transcripts.
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What does "official transcripts" mean?

Official transcripts are transcripts that are received directly from your university or college either from a direct email or in an officially sealed university or college envelope. If the envelope has been opened and resealed the transcripts become invalid to submit to TSPC.

Your college or university may email your official transcript to tspc.transcripts@oregon.gov. An applicant may NOT forward official transcript emails. TSPC must receive the emailed transcript directly from the college or university.

Your college or university may send official transcripts by mail to:
TSPC
250 Division St NE
Salem, OR 97301
The official transcripts must be received by TSPC in a sealed university or college envelope.

If you are forwarding official transcripts BY MAIL to TSPC, do NOT open the university or college sealed envelope. Simply place the sealed university or college transcript envelope into another envelope and mail it to the TSPC office. Unsealed transcript envelopes cannot be accepted for verification of degrees or coursework.
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What is a PEER form?

A PEER form is used to verify your contracted work experience with a school district. A PEER form is also used to verify your required continuing Professional Development. Your employing school district must send the PEER form directly to TSPC. Applicants may not send in their own PEER form.
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How do I know which documents have arrived?

If you have an existing account or if you have submitted a complete application and fees, you will receive a confirmation email as documents arrive and are scanned into your account.
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How do I make my payment?

Once you have completed your online application, you will be prompted to pay with a credit or debit card.
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How do I change my name in my eLicensing account?

You need to email the TSPC office with verifying documentation. See the Name Changes​ page for more information.
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How do I verify my continuing PDUs?

All continuing PDUs must be verified either by your employing school/district on a PEER form or through online verification through a partnering ESD. For more information, see the PDU: Continuing and Advanced​ page.
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How many continuing PDUs do I need?

To renew an existing three-year license requires 75 PDUs. To renew a five-year license requires 125 PDUs. If you are reinstating your expired license, please refer to the PDU: Continuing and Advanced​​ page.
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How do I know what qualifies as continuing PDUs?

Please route specific questions on your PDUs through either your school district or ESD. For more information, see the PDU: Continuing and Advanced​ page.
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What is the experience requirement for the Professional Teaching License?

Teachers may meet the experience requirement for the Professional Teaching License with either four full years (at least 135 days) or 0.5 to 0.99 FTE for six years. Substitute teaching assignments of 10 consecutive days or more may be considered to meet this requirement. The experience must be documented on a PEER form from the school district and you must have held a Preliminary, Professional, Legacy, or Teacher Leader license while teaching.
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How do I get my fingerprints done/submitted?

Once you complete your online application and pay your fees, you will be sent an email with fingerprint processing instructions. Please allow at least a week for this email to arrive. For more information, see the fingerprinting requirements​ page.
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I live out of state. How do I complete the fingerprinting required for application of licensure?

You do not have to be in Oregon to complete the fingerprinting requirement. Oregon uses a company called Fieldprint, who has locations nationwide. Upon receipt of your application and fee, you will be sent instructions for scheduling an appointment to have your fingerprints scanned and electronically submitted for processing. Upon making your appointment with Fieldprint, you will be sent a list of locations near your zip code.
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How do I get a copy of my new license?

Once your license is issued, within 48 hours, the image should be available at Educator Look Up. You'll need to enter your name exactly as it appears on your license. The image is located at the blue "YES" next to the license record.

The image will not be available in eLicensing.
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How do I renew an expired license?

This information can be found on the PDU: Continuing and Advanced​ page.
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