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License Requirements

Steps to receive a license, registration, or certificate 


Step 1:
Review the requirements listed on this table.
Step 2: Submit an application and make payment in eLicensing.
Step 3: Submit the supporting documents listed on the eLicensing Documents: First License table.
Step 4: TSPC will evaluate the application and supporting documentation and send an email notice indicating:
  • Documents that must be submitted to finalize your application; or
  • That your license, registration, or certificate has been issued.

Note regarding out-of-state experience:

Teaching experience from other states may meet Oregon's teaching experience requirement if you were fully licensed by that state during the time you taught there. To submit teaching experience from another state:
  • Request an official at the employing school or school district to complete a PEER form (please note that the PEER form must come directly from the school or school district, not from the applicant); and
  • Submit a copy of the license from that state that shows you were licensed during the time of employment. Email PDF'd documents to: contact.tspc@oregon.gov
     

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Teaching licenses and registrations: List of most common types

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Teaching Licenses: Most Common
First Time (not renewal) 
 
PRELIMINARY TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Preliminary Teaching License.
Note: If you completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary Teaching License is issued to new teachers who have completed a Commission-approved teacher preparation program.  The Preliminary Teaching License signifies that the educator is a novice teacher who has not met the advanced competencies and experience requirements for the Professional Teaching License. 
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Preliminary Teaching License, you must:
·     Be 18 years or older;
·     Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·     Complete a Commission-approved teacher preparation program (official verification of completion is required);
·     Pass a subject matter test for your teaching content area(s) (if necessary);
·     Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING LICENSE
 
 
 
 
 
NOTE:  If you currently hold an Initial II, Continuing, Standard or Basic Teaching License, you do not need to complete an advanced professional education program. You will receive a Professional Teaching License based on your teaching experience.
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional Teaching License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) to teach in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Professional Teaching License is issued to experienced teachers who have successfully demonstrated an advanced level of educator knowledge, skills and dispositions.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Professional Teaching License, you must:
·         Hold an Oregon Preliminary, Reciprocal, Basic*, Initial* or Initial II* teaching license;
·         Have a minimum of four full-time years (1.0 FTE for 135 days) or six part-time years (.5 to .99 FTE for 135 days) of non-provisional teaching experience. Note: Two part-time years cannot be combined to equal one full-time year.
·         Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;
·         Complete one of the following advanced professional education programs:
o    Advanced Professional Development Program: New teachers work with their school districts to design a program to complete at least 150 PDUs of advanced professional development. The advanced PDUs must be specifically tailored to their performance goals as novice teachers.
o    Advanced Degree Program: Any advanced degree program reasonably related to improving an educator’s teaching skills. For example, a teacher newly earns a master's degree in their content area. A teacher earns an M.ED in curriculum and instruction, neuro-education or education leadership. A teacher newly earns a doctorate in their subject matter. The advanced degree must be completed after the educator received their first non-provisional teaching license. 
o    Endorsement Program: Complete a Commission-approved program to add new subject matter areas: ESOL, Elementary Education, Music, etc.
o    Specialization Programs: Complete a program to add new specialized areas: Bilingual, TAG, Dual Language, Autism, American Sign Language, etc.
o    Advanced Licensure Program: Teacher Leader, School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, Administrator, or Professional Teaching licensure programs;
o     National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification.
TEACHER LEADER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Teacher Leader License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) to teach in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Teacher Leader License is issued to professional teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the school environment, education profession and the larger community while consistently advancing student growth and achievement.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Teacher Leader License, you must:
·         Hold a Continuing, Initial II, Standard or Professional Teaching License;
·         Have taught five full academic years during the five years prior to application;
·         Meet evidence of effectiveness standards;*
·         Meet evidence of professional leadership practices;*
·         Complete the TSPC rubric for evaluation of leadership practices;*
·         Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;
 
RECIPROCAL TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to teachers who have completed an educator preparation program and hold an active and valid non-provisional teaching license from another state or country. The purpose of the Reciprocal Teaching License is to allow an out-of-state licensed teacher to transition into the Oregon licensure system based on the credentials they earned in the other jurisdiction while they work on any missing Oregon requirements. At the end of the one-year Reciprocal term, the teacher must meet the requirements of the Oregon Preliminary Teaching License or another non-provisional Oregon license. The Reciprocal Teaching License is valid for full-time teaching and substitute teaching.  A separate Substitute Teaching License is NOT required.
Term of License:  One Year, not renewable
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License, you must:
·     Hold a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another state;
·     Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
·     Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·     Have completed an approved out-of-state teacher preparation program (official verification of completion is required);
·     Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
 
The Reciprocal Teaching License expires one year from the date of issue and cannot be renewed. 
Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary or Professional teaching license, including:
 
·     Qualifying for an Oregon endorsement by receiving a passing score an Oregon-approved subject matter tests unless you qualify for reciprocity or waiver of subject matter tests as provided in OAR 584-220-0015; and
 
 
Note: If an initial license is issued following a state-approved teacher preparation program and is valid for full-time teaching assignments, it is considered a non-provisional license for the purposes of the Reciprocal Teaching License even if the state has additional requirements before the certificate is “cleared.” For example, a valid and active California’s Preliminary Certificate is acceptable even if it has not been “cleared.” We can also accept a “Certificate of Eligibility” if it signifies that the state has evaluated your teacher preparation and certified that you are eligible to receive a full first state license once you are employed.
LEGACY TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. The Legacy Teaching License is available, upon evaluation, only for:
·         Basic teaching license holders; and
·         Equivalent out-of-state license holders.
The Legacy Teaching License is not available for new applicants.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Substitute Teacher License.
Type of License: The Substitute Teaching License is issued to educators who have completed a teacher preparation program but do not hold a regular Oregon teaching license. The Substitute Teaching License permits an educator to substitute teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school districts, education service districts, and charter school assignments to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Substitute Teaching License, you must:
·     Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·     Have a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another state; or
·     Have completed an Oregon teacher preparation program that resulted in eligibility for a non-provisional Oregon teaching license;
·     Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
 
Note: You are not required to take the Civil Rights exam if you have ever held an Oregon Basic License or Standard License or if you have ever successfully taken and passed the exam.
RESTRICTED SUBSTITUTE TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Substitute Teacher License.
Type of License: The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree, but have not completed a teacher preparation program. It requires district sponsorship. The Restricted Substitute Teaching License permits a qualified individual to substitute teach in a prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.
Term of License:  First License: One year.  Subsequent licenses:  Three years if you maintain same district sponsor.
FIRST LICENSE: To meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Substitute Teaching License, you must:
·     Have a letter of sponsorship from your employing school district (Provided by your   sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·     Be 18 years or older;
·     Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
     ·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
 
 
       

 

 

 

Teaching Licenses and Registrations: Complete List

 
  

Background for Clinical Practices 

BACKGROUND CLEARANCE FOR CLINICAL PRACTICES (E.G. STUDENT TEACHING, INTERNSHIPS, PRACTICA)
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Background Clearance for Clinical Practices.
Type of Background Clearance: This background clearance verifies a candidate in a TSPC-approved teaching, school counseling, school psychology, school social work, or administration program has cleared a background check, including a fingerprint-based criminal history verification. The background clearance is required prior to your first field or clinical experience in a classroom or other education setting.
Term of Background Clearance:  Three years
  • Your fingerprint clearance will remain valid for three years. As long as you apply for your first Oregon license within that period of time, you will not be required to re-submit your fingerprints.
To meet the minimum qualifications for Background Clearance for Clinical Practices, you must:
  • Be admitted to, or pre-enrolled in, an Oregon educator preparation program.
Note: Additional factors to fingerprint verification may impact a licensee’s ability to pass a background clearance check (e.g. character questions, pending legal actions, etc.).
Teaching Licenses First Time (not renewal)
AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGES TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the American Indian Languages Teaching License.
Type of License: The American Indian Languages Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals to provide the essential teaching of American Indian languages.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the American Indian Languages Teaching License, you must:
·    Be 18 years or older;
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from an American Indian Tribe that certifies you are qualified to teach the language of the sponsoring tribe (Provided by sponsoring tribe directly to TSPC);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) I LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the CTE I License.
Type of License: The Career and Technical Education I Teaching License is qualified individuals to teach in any Oregon Department of Education approved career and technical education (CTE) program in any Oregon school district.
Term of License:  One year.  May be renewed two times.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the CTE I license, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC); The sponsoring school district must have an ODE-approved program in the requested Career and Technical Education endorsement or endorsements area;
·    Have an associate’s degree or equivalent;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
·    Receive an Instructor Appraisal Committee's recommendation for licensure on an approved ODE form, including any course restrictions related to the recommended endorsement or endorsements unless waived by ODE pursuant to OAR 584-042-0060 Waivers and 584-042-0070 Work Experience;
·    Provide a copy of the signed CTE Professional Development Plan;
·    Provide evidence of work experience in one of the following ways:
o   Planned and coordinated or previous and documented work experience in accordance with OAR 584-042-0070 Work Experience verified by ODE and completed within the past five years; or
o   A copy of the industry certification or licensure.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) II LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the CTE II License.
Type of License: The Career and Technical Education II Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals to teach any ODE-approved career and technical education (CTE) program in any Oregon school district.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the CTE II license, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC); The sponsoring school district must have an ODE-approved program in the requested Career and Technical Education endorsement or endorsements area;
·    Provide evidence that all the requirements for the Career and Technical Education I Teaching License have been met;
·    Provide evidence of one year or the equivalent of career and technical education teaching experience while holding a license valid for the assignment as verified on a Professional Educational Experience Report Form (PEER);
·    Provide evidence of completion of the CTE professional development plan as prescribed by the IAC and as filed with TSPC when the CTE I was first issued, including evidence the applicant has either:
o   Transcripts of any coursework required by the CTE professional development plan; or
o   Official verification of work experience required by the CTE professional development plan on a form approved by the ODE.
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Transcripts of coursework submitted for eligibility for the Career and Technical Education II Teaching License must be completed through an approved teacher education institution or an accredited community college.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) RESTRICTED SUBSTITUTE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the CTE Restricted Substitute License.
Type of License: The CTE Restricted Substitute is issued to qualified individuals to replace a licensed CTE teacher in an ODE-approved Career and Technical Education program who is temporarily unable to work.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the CTE Restricted Substitute license, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Have an associate’s degree or equivalent;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
·    Complete the appropriate Instructor Appraisal Committee evaluation as prescribed by ODE rule, be recommended for specific endorsements by the committee, and submit evidence of the following:
o   Verification of a minimum of eighteen (18) quarter hours or twelve (12) semester hours of teacher preparation, in addition to three (3) quarter hours or two (2) semester hours each of math and language arts; and
o   Verification of related work experience as specified by OAR 584-042-0070 Work Experience at a technical skill level within the last five years. 
CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER REGISTRATION
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Charter School Teacher Registration.
Type of License: The Charter School Teacher Registration is issued to non-licensed person who are employed as teachers in a charter school. 
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Charter School Teacher Registration, you must:
·    Be 18 years or older
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing charter school (provided by your sponsoring charter school directly to TSPC);
·    Transcripts of the applicant’s post-secondary education and evidence of other experience and qualifications relevant to the teaching position the applicant is seeking;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
CONDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT
See the “License for Conditional Assignment” section.
EMERGENCY TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency Teaching License.
Type of License: The Emergency Teaching License is issued to individuals who have demonstrated adequate qualifications to receive a teaching license on an emergency basis, but who have not completed all requirements for a regular teaching license. The Emergency Teaching License is designed for short-term licensure only and may not continue once the emergency situation has been remedied.
Term of License:  Typically one year or less.  The Emergency Teaching License cannot be renewed.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency Teaching License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Provide evidence of qualifications for the short-term teaching position, if requested;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
INTERNATIONAL VISITING TEACHER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the International Visiting Teacher License.
Type of License: The International Visiting Teacher License is issued to educators who permanently reside in another country and who are participating in a cultural exchange of teachers and teaching strategies between Oregon and their country.  The participating educator may be licensed as international visiting teacher for up to three years.
Term of License:  One Year.  May be reissued two times.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the International Visiting Teacher License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from your employing school district (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Be 18 years or older;
·    Have never previously held an Oregon educator license;
·    Not be a U.S. resident;
·    Be working in the United States under J-1 visa;
·    Have the equivalent of U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher;
·    Have three full years of more of teaching experience or be participating in a Cultural Exchange Program approved by the Oregon Department of Education;
·    Provide documentation of all professional teaching credentials held in other countries or other states;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
LEGACY TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. The Legacy Teaching License is available, upon evaluation, only for:
·    Basic teaching license holders; and
·    Equivalent out-of-state license holders.
The Legacy Teaching License is not available for new applicants.
LICENSE FOR CONDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the License for Conditional Assignment.
Type of Authorization: Oregon school districts may request a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) for any educator holding a Preliminary, Professional, Teacher Leader, Legacy or Reciprocal teaching license. The purpose of an LCA is to allow a school district to request mis-assignment for an educator to teach in an out-of-field subject-matter endorsement area for which the educator is not authorized to teach, while the educator completes requirements necessary either to add the subject-matter to the underlying license or to obtain a new license type.
Term of Authorization:  Expires on June 30 following the date of issue. It may be reauthorized two times.
To meet the qualifications for the License for Conditional Assignment, you must:
·    Hold an active and valid Oregon educator license;
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from the employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
LIMITED TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Limited Teaching License.
Type of License: The Limited Teaching License is issued to qualified individual to allow them to teach in one or more highly specialized subjects of instruction (for example: Dance; Fire Science; Graphic Design). The Limited Teaching License is available to individuals who have not completed a teacher preparation program.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Limited Teaching License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC); Do not pay your fee until you know a school district will provide sponsorship.
·    Have an associate’s degree or higher or equivalent experience in the highly specialized subject area;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
PRELIMINARY TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Preliminary Teaching License.
Note: If you completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary Teaching License is issued to new teachers who have completed a Commission-approved teacher preparation program.  The Preliminary Teaching License signifies that the educator is a novice teacher who has not met the advanced competencies and experience requirements for the Professional Teaching License. 
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Preliminary Teaching License, you must:
·    Be 18 years or older;
·    Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Complete a Commission-approved teacher preparation program (official verification of completion is required);
·    Pass a subject matter test for your teaching content area(s) (if necessary);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING LICENSE
 
 
  
NOTE:  If you currently hold an Initial II, Continuing, Standard or Basic Teaching License, you do not need to complete an advanced professional education program. You will receive a Professional Teaching License based on your teaching experience.
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional Teaching License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) to teach in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License: The Professional Teaching License is issued to experienced teachers who have successfully demonstrated an advanced level of educator knowledge, skills and dispositions.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Professional Teaching License, you must:
·    Hold an Oregon Preliminary, Reciprocal, Basic*, Initial* or Initial II* teaching license;
·    Have a minimum of four full-time years (1.0 FTE for 135 days) or six part-time years (.5 to .99 FTE for 135 days) of non-provisional teaching experience. Note: Two part-time years cannot be combined to equal one full-time year.
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;
·    Complete one of the following advanced professional education programs:
o  Advanced Professional Development Program: New teachers work with their school districts to design a program to complete at least 150 PDUs of advanced professional development. The advanced PDUs must be specifically tailored to their performance goals as novice teachers.
o   Advanced Degree Program: Any advanced degree program reasonably related to improving an educator’s teaching skills.  For example, a teacher earns a master degree in their content area. A teacher earns an M.ED in curriculum and instruction, neuro-education or education leadership. A teacher earns a doctorate in their subject matter. The advanced degree must be completed after the educator received their first non-provisional teaching license.)
o   Endorsement Program: Complete a Commission-approved program to add new subject matter areas: ESOL, Elementary Education, Music, etc.
o   Specialization Programs: Complete a program to add new specialized areas: Bilingual, TAG, Dual Language, Autism, American Sign Language, etc.
o   Advanced Licensure Program: Teacher Leader, School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, Administrator, or Professional Teaching licensure programs;
o   National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification.
RECIPROCAL TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to teachers who have completed an educator preparation program and hold an active and valid non-provisional teaching license from another state. The purpose of the Reciprocal Teaching License is to allow an out-of-state licensed teacher to transition into the Oregon licensure system based on the credentials they earned in the other jurisdiction while they work on any missing Oregon requirements. At the end of the one-year Reciprocal term, the teacher must meet the requirements of the Oregon Preliminary Teaching License or another non-provisional Oregon license. The Reciprocal Teaching License is valid for full-time teaching and substitute teaching.  A separate Substitute Teaching License is NOT required.
Term of License:  One Year, non renewable
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License, you must:
·    Hold a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another state;
·    Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
·    Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·    Have completed an approved out-of-state teacher preparation program. (Official verification of completion is required.)
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
 
The Reciprocal Teaching License expires one year from the date of issue and cannot be renewed. 
 
Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary or Professional teaching license, including:
 
·     Qualifying for an Oregon endorsement by receiving a passing score an Oregon-approved subject matter tests unless you qualify for reciprocity or waiver of subject matter tests as provided in OAR 584-220-0015; and
 
Note: If an initial license is issued following a state-approved teacher preparation program and is valid for full-time teaching assignments, it is considered a non-provisional license for the purposes of the Reciprocal Teaching License even if the state has additional requirements before the certificate is “cleared.” For example, a valid and active California’s Preliminary Certificate is acceptable even if it has not been “cleared.” We can also accept a “Certificate of Eligibility” if it signifies that the state has evaluated your teacher preparation and certified that you are eligible to receive a full first state license once you are employed.
RESTRICTED SUBSTITUTE TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Substitute Teacher License.
Type of License: The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree, but have not completed a teacher preparation program. It requires district sponsorship. The Restricted Substitute Teaching License permits a qualified individual to substitute teach in a prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.
Term of License:  First License: One year.  Subsequent licenses:  Three years if you maintain same district sponsor.
FIRST LICENSE: To meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Substitute Teaching License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from your employing school district (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Be 18 years or older;
·    Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
RESTRICTED TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Teaching License.
Type of License: The Restricted Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree and who have substantial preparation in the subject matter in their teaching area, but have not completed a teacher preparation program. The recipient of the license is required to qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License within three years of the issuance of the Restricted Teaching License.
Term of License:  One Year.  May be reissued two times.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Teaching License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Be 18 years or older;
·    Have never previously held a Restricted Teaching License;
·    Have a bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited);
·    Provide evidence of substantial preparation or work experience in the requested teaching area.
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Applicants who failed to complete an Oregon teacher preparation program are not eligible for the Restricted Teaching License.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Substitute Teacher License.
Type of License: The Substitute Teaching License is issued to educators who have completed a teacher preparation program but do not hold a regular Oregon teaching license. The Substitute Teaching License permits an educator to substitute teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school districts, education service districts, and charter school assignments to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Substitute Teaching License, you must:
·    Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·    Have a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another state; or
·    Have completed an Oregon teacher preparation program that resulted in eligibility for a non-provisional Oregon teaching license;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Note:  You are not required to take the Civil Rights exam if you have ever held an Oregon Basic License or Standard License or if you have ever successfully taken and passed the exam.
TEACHER LEADER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Teacher Leader License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) to teach in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Teacher Leader License is issued to professional teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the school environment, education profession and the larger community while consistently advancing student growth and achievement.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Teacher Leader License, you must:
·    Hold a Continuing, Initial II, Standard or Professional Teaching License;
·    Have taught five full academic years during the five years prior to application;
·    Meet evidence of effectiveness standards;*
·    Meet evidence of professional leadership practices;*
·    Complete the TSPC rubric for evaluation of leadership practices;*
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Administrator  First Time (not renewal)
CHARTER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR REGISTRATION
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Charter School Administrator Registration.
Type of License: The Charter School Administrator Registration is issued to non-licensed people who are employed as administrators in a charter school. 
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Charter School Administrator Registration, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing charter school (provided by your sponsoring charter school directly to TSPC);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
DISTINGUISHED ADMINISTRATOR
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Distinguished Administrator License.
Type of License: The Distinguished Administrator License is issued to educators who have completed a doctoral degree or equivalent in school administration. It is an optional license that recognizes that the administrator has completed advanced preparation substantially beyond the master’s degree and beyond the initial administrator preparation program.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Distinguished Administrator License, you must:
·    Have completed an advanced education leadership or school administration program consisting of at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or in the alternative.  The credit hours are beyond the advanced administrator program specified in OAR 584-080-0022;
·    Hold a regionally accredited doctor's degree in school administration or educational leadership;
·    Have five years of full time experience on a Standard, Initial, Continuing, Transitional or out-of-state administrative license valid for the assignment functioning as a superintendent in a public school district, education service district, or regionally accredited private school system;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency Administrator License.
Type of License: The Emergency Administrator License is issued to individuals who have demonstrated adequate qualifications to receive an administrator license on an emergency basis. The Emergency Administrator License is designed for short-term licensure only and may not continue once the emergency situation has been remedied.
Term of License:  Typically one year or less.  The Emergency Administrator License cannot be renewed.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency Administrator License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Provide evidence of qualifications for the short-term administration position, if requested;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
EXCEPTIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Exceptional Administrator License.
Type of License: The Exceptional Administrator License is issued to eligible applicants who have demonstrated extraordinary career leadership expertise, but who have not completed an administrative preparation program and may not have ever been licensed as an educator in the past. The license is approved directly by the Commission and may be renewable upon meeting Commission-assigned requirements.
Term of License: Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Exceptional Administrator License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing charter school (provided by your sponsoring charter school directly to TSPC);
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the profession (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Demonstrate extraordinary professional experience that compensates for lack of experience in prekindergarten-12 schools;
·    Submit a recent résumé or curriculum vitae;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
PRELIMINARY ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Preliminary Administrator License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as an administrator in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Administrator License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary Administrator License is issued to educators who have completed an administration preparation program and hold a master’s degree.  It is valid for prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration in any administrator position.
Term of License:  Three years.  May be renewed two times
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Preliminary Administrator License, you must:
·    Have three (3) academic years of experience as a full-time licensed educator;
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the profession (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Complete, as part of the master's degree or separately, an initial graduate program in school administration at an institution approved for administrator education.
·    Complete course on Oregon School Law and Finance or demonstrate equivalent competency. (Oregon program completers will automatically meet this requirement because the course is imbedded into all approved Oregon administrator programs.)
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional Administrator License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as an administrator in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal Administrator License.
Type of License:  The Professional Administrator License is issued to educators who have completed an initial administrator preparation program and have advanced preparation beyond a master’s degree.  It is valid for prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration in any administrator position.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Professional Administrator License, you must:
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the profession (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Have three (3) years of one-half time or more experience on any administrator license appropriate for the assignment in a public or accredited private school setting;
·    Complete beyond both the master's degree and beyond the initial graduate program in school administration, an advanced program in administrative competencies consisting of at least eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent. 
·    You may qualify for waiver of the advanced institutional program or the assessment of advanced competencies by having a regionally accredited doctor’s degree in school administration or educational leadership. (An official transcript of the doctorate is required.)
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
RECIPROCAL ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal Administrator License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal Administrator License is issued to educators who have completed an out-of-state administrator preparation program and are licensed as a school administrator in another state. It is valid for regular or substitute prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration and valid for an administrator position when issued to a person who has been a superintendent or principal on regular assignment in any state or on conditional assignment in Oregon.
Term of License:  18 months.  It is not renewable.
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal Administrator License, you must:
  • Hold a valid and active non-provisional license for school administration from another state;
  • Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
  • Hold a master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the profession (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
  • Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary
Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Administrator License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary or Professional Administrator License in accordance with the following provisions:
·    You must complete an Oregon school law and finance course;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Note:  You will need to have at least three (3) academic years of experience as a full-time licensed educator to meet the requirements of the Preliminary Administrator License.  Please make sure you have at least 18 months of licensed educator experience (teacher, administrator) prior to applying for the Reciprocal Administrator License.
RECIPROCAL SUPERINDENDENT LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal Superintendent License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal Superintendent License is issued to educators who have completed an administrator preparation program out of state and have five years’ experience as a Superintendent in another state. It is valid for regular or substitute prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration and valid for a superintendent position when issued to a person who has been a superintendent or principal on regular assignment in any state or on conditional assignment in Oregon.
Term of License:  18 months.  It is not renewable.
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal Superintendent License, you must:
  • Hold a valid and active non-provisional superintendent license from another state;
  • Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
  • Have been employed as a superintendent for five years or more in any state on a license valid for the assignment before holding an Oregon license;
  • Hold a master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the profession (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
  • Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.

Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Superintendent License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary or Professional Administrator License in accordance with the following provisions:  

·    You must complete an Oregon school law and finance course;
RESTRICTED ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Administrator License.
Type of License: The Restricted Administrator License is issued to qualified individuals who have at least a master’s degree and who have substantial administrative preparation but have not completed a administrator preparation program. The recipient of the license is required to qualify for the Preliminary Administrator License within three years of the issuance of the Restricted Administrator License.
Term of License:  One Year.  May be reissued two times.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted Administrator License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the profession (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·    Have never previously held a Restricted Administrator License;
·    Provide official transcripts and other evidence of substantial completion of academic preparation or substantial work experience in administration
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Personnel Services  First Time (not renewal)
EMERGENCY SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency School Counselor License.
Type of License: The Emergency School Counselor License is issued to individuals who have demonstrated adequate qualifications to receive a school counselor license on an emergency basis. The Emergency School Counselor License is designed for short-term licensure only and may not continue once the emergency situation has been remedied.
Term of License:  Typically one year or less.  The Emergency School Counselor License cannot be renewed.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency School Counselor License, you must:
·    Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·    Provide evidence of qualifications for the short-term school counselor position, if requested;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL NURSE: FIRST CERTIFICATE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency School Nurse Certificate.
Type of License: The Emergency School Nurse is issued to qualified individuals that hold a registered nurse license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Term of License:  One Year or less.  It is not renewable.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency School Nurse, you must:
·     Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·     Hold a current registered nurse license issued by the State Board of Nursing;
·     Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency School Social Worker License.
Type of License: The Emergency School Social Worker License is issued to individuals who have demonstrated adequate qualifications to receive a school counselor license on an emergency basis. The Emergency School Counselor License is designed for short-term licensure only and may not continue once the emergency situation has been remedied.
Term of License:  Typically one year or less.  The Emergency School Social Worker License cannot be renewed.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Emergency School Counselor License, you must:
  • Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of qualifications for the short-term school social worker position, if requested;
  • Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
LIMITED STUDENT SERVICE LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Limited Student Service License.
Type of License: The Limited Student Service License is issued to qualified individual working in positions related to student services that do not require a school counselor or school psychologist license.
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Limited Student Service License, you must:
  • Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC). Do not pay your fee until you know the school district is willing to sponsor your license.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)  
  • Hold a master’s degree or other specialized preparation related to the intended service role and ordinarily equivalent to one academic year of graduate study.
  • Pass the required Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam;
  • Provide evidence of qualifications for the student service position, if requested;
  • Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
NOTE:  This license may not include any school counseling or school psychologist assignments.
PRELIMINARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Preliminary School Counselor License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as a school counselor in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal School Counselor License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary School Counselor License is issued to educators who have completed a school counselor preparation program and hold a master’s degree.  It is valid for prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration in any school counselor position.
Term of License:  Three years.  May be renewed two times
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Preliminary School Counselor License, you must:
·    Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in counseling, education, or related behavioral sciences (regionally-accredited or foreign equivalent); 
·    Have completed an initial program in school counseling as part of the master's degree or separately in an approved school counseling program;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
  
Note:  It is optional to move to Professional School Counselor License.  The Preliminary School Counselor License may be renewed continuously.
PRELIMINARY SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Preliminary School Psychologist License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as a school psychologist in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal School Psychologist License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary School Psychologist License is issued to educators who have completed a school psychology program and hold a master’s degree.  It is valid for prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration in any school psychologist position.  It is also valid for substitute counseling and teaching in any level or specialty.
Term of License:  Three years. Three years: May be renewed continuously.  It is optional to move to the Professional School Psychologist License:
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Preliminary School Psychologist License, you must:
·    Have a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission.
·    Have completed an initial graduate program in school psychology as part of the master's degree or separately at an institution approved for psychologist education by the commission; or have obtained certification from the National Association of School Psychologists;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
PRELIMINARY SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Preliminary School Social Worker License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as a school social worker in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal School Social Worker License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary School Social Worker License is issued to educators who have completed a school social worker preparation program and hold a master’s degree.  It is valid for prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration in any school social worker position.
Term of License:  Three years.  
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Preliminary School Social Worker License, you must:
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in social work (regionally-accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Have completed an initial graduate program in school social work as part of the master's degree or separately at an institution approved for school social worker education;

       ·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.

Note:  It is optional to move to Professional School Social Worker License.  The Preliminary School Social Worker License may be renewed continuously.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional School Counselor License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as a school counselor in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal School Counselor License.
Type of License:  The Professional School Counselor License is issued to school counselors who possess advanced school counseling preparation and experience.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Professional School Counselor License, you must:
·    Meet or complete all requirements of the Preliminary School Counselor License;
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Have completed an initial graduate program in school counseling;
·    Have five years of school counseling experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment;
·     Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;
·    Demonstrate minimum school counselor competencies by completing one of the following:
  An advanced program in counseling competencies in a Commission-approved Professional School Counselor Program.
  Validation of all advanced counseling competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or
  A doctor's degree in educational, vocational, or clinical counseling; or in clinical or counseling psychology (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent).
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL NURSE:
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional School Nurse Certificate.
Type of License: The Professional School Nurse is issued to qualified individuals who hold a registered nurse license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing and who have completed additional education related coursework.  The certificate is valid to conduct and coordinate the health service programs of a school.
Term of License:  Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional School Nurse, you must:
·    Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·    Hold a current registered nurse license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;
·    Complete of one of the following:
o   Coursework equivalent to thirty clock hours, three quarter hours, or two semester hours in the following content areas:
§   American school law and legal responsibilities of the School Nurse;
§   The nursing process in the school setting;
§   School health policies, issues and funding;
§   Schools and society;
§   Mental health and counseling concepts;
§   The exceptional child -- disabled, gifted, learning disabled;
§   Physical and developmental assessment of the school-age child;
§   The role and responsibilities of the School Nurse;
§   Human growth, development and learning;
§   Diversity; and
§   School emergencies.
  National School Nurse Certification received from the National Board for Certification of School Nurses.
 
Note: TSPC licensure is optional for school nurses working in prek-12 public schools.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional School Psychologist License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as a school psychologist in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal School Psychologist License.
Type of License:  The Professional School Psychologist License is issued to school social workers who possess advanced school psychologist preparation and experience.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Professional School Psychologist License, you must:
·    Meet or complete all requirements of the Preliminary School Psychologist License;
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions (regionally-accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Have five years of school psychologist experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional educator license appropriate for the assignment;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;         
·    Demonstrate minimum school psychologist competencies by completing one of the following:
o    An advanced program in psychologist competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or
  Validation of all advanced psychology competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or
  Certification of National School Psychology awarded by the National Association of School Psychologists; or
  A doctor's degree in educational, clinical or counseling psychology (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent).
 
Note: It is optional to move to Professional School Psychologist License.  The Preliminary School Psychologist License may be renewed continuously.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Professional School Social Worker License.
Note: If you are licensed (active or expired) as a school social worker in another state or country and have never held an Oregon educator license, you must first apply for the Reciprocal School Social Worker License.
Type of License:  The Professional School Social Worker License is issued to school social workers who possess advanced social worker preparation and experience.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Professional School Social Worker License, you must:
·    Meet or complete all requirements of the Preliminary School Social Worker License;
·    Hold a master's or higher degree in social work (regionally-accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Have five years of school social worker experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional educator license appropriate for the social worker assignment;
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary;
·    Demonstrate minimum school social worker competencies by completing one of the following:
 An advanced commission-approved program in school social worker competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or
 Validation of all advanced school social worker competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or
 Certification of School Social Work Specialist awarded by the National Association of Social Workers; or
 A doctor's degree in social work (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent).
RECIPROCAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal School Counselor License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal School Counselor License is issued to qualified applicants who have held an out-of-state school counselor license or who have completed an out-of-state program in school counseling. The applicant must hold a master’s degree or higher.
Term of License:  One Year.  It is not renewable.
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal School Counselor License, you must:
·    Have held a non-provisional school counselor license from another state;
·    Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
·    Hold one of the following: a master's or higher degree in counseling, education, or related behavioral sciences (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary. 
The Reciprocal School Counselor License expires one year from the date of issue and cannot be renewed. 
Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal School Counselor License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary School Counselor License.    
RECIPROCAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal School Psychologist License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal School Psychologist License is issued to qualified applicants who have held an out-of-state school psychologist license or who have completed an out-of-state program in school psychology.
Term of License:  18 months Year.  It is not renewable.
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal Psychologist License, you must:
·    Hold a non-provisional school psychologist license from another state;
·    Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
·    Hold one of the following a master's or higher degree in educational or therapeutic psychology (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal School Psychologist License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary and Professional School Psychologist License in accordance with the following provision:
You must qualify for the Professional School Psychologist License upon expiration of six (6) years.
RECIPROCAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Reciprocal School Social Worker License.
Type of License:  The Reciprocal School Social Worker License is issued to qualified applicants who have held an out-of-state school social worker license or who have completed an out-of-state program in school social worker. The applicant must hold a master’s degree or higher.
Term of License:  18 months.  It is not renewable.
To meet the minimum qualifications to apply for the Reciprocal School Social Worker License, you must:
·    Hold a non-provisional school social worker   license or certificate from another state;
·    Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
·    Hold one of the following a master's or higher degree in social work (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent);
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
The Reciprocal School Social Worker License expires one year from the date of issue and cannot be renewed. 
 
Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal School Social Worker License, you must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary and Professional School Social Worker License in accordance with the following provision:
·   You must qualify for the Professional School Social Worker License upon expiration of six (6) years following the date the Reciprocal School Social Worker License was first issued.
RESTRICTED SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted School Counselor License.
Type of License: The Restricted School Counselor License is issued to qualified individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and have either completed at least half of an approved School Counselor program, or worked three full academic years as a Child Development Specialist.
Term of License:  One Year.  May be reissued two times.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted School Counselor License, you must:
·     Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·     Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·     Have never held a Restricted School Counselor license;
·     Meet one of the following qualifications:
o   Be enrolled in a school counselor program approved for school counseling licensure by any state and have completed approximately one-half of the program;
o   Have been a full-time certified Child Development Specialist (CDS) for at least three academic years; or
o   Have a master’s degree in a counseling-related field.
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
RESTRICTED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER   LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted School Social Worker License.
Type of License: The Restricted School Social Worker License is issued to qualified individuals who meet the requirements to be assigned to school social worker assignments with restrictions..
Term of License:  One Year.  May be reissued two times.
To meet the minimum qualifications for the Restricted School Social Worker License, you must:
·     Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district (provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
·     Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher (regionally accredited or foreign equivalent)
·     Have never held a Restricted School Social Worker license;
·     Meet one of the following qualifications:
o   Be enrolled in a school social worker program approved for school social worker licensure by any state and have completed approximately one-half of the program;
o   Have a master’s degree in social work, counseling or social work field.
·    Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.
 
Last updated: November 18, 2016 (CR)