The Transitional School Counselor License is the first stage counseling license issued to candidates who hold (or have ever held) an unrestricted school counselor license issued by another state or comparable jurisdiction together with a master’s degree or higher in counseling, education, or related behavioral sciences from a regionally accredited institution or an approved foreign equivalent and are able to successfully pass a background clearance check.
The Transitional School Counselor License is issued for 1 year and is not renewable. The license is valid for regular or substitute school counseling at all age and grade levels. During the 1 year period that this license is valid you will need to complete specific requirements in order to obtain your next license.
A letter will accompany the Transitional School Counselor License when it is issued explaining exactly what requirements will need to be met in order to obtain the next school counselor license.
In order to be eligible for a Transitional School Counselor License, you will need to submit the following:
2) $120 non-refundable processing fee;
3) $59 non-refundable fingerprint processing fee;
5) Official unopened transcripts verifying the minimum of a master's degree or higher in counseling, education, or related behavioral sciences, including but not limited to social work or psychology, from a regionally accredited institution or an approved foreign equivalent degree sealed by the college or university. (We recommend you submit official transcripts of all preparation you have completed.);
6) Copy (front and back) of your full time unrestricted out of state school counselor license.
You are required to submit the fingerprint card and handler sheet even if your fingerprints have already been cleared by another Oregon agency or another state. Please submit the fingerprint materials with your other application materials.
You may make one payment of $179 by check or money order made payable to “TSPC;” or with a debit or credit card by calling (503) 378-3586. (We do not accept American Express.) To make the payment over the phone you must wait until you have received an email from TSPC stating we received your application materials. A payment will NOT be taken over the phone until we have received your application materials.