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Requirements for Renewal: License, Registration, or Certificates 

Renewal steps:
Step 1: Review the renewal requirements listed in the table below.
Step 2: Submit an application and make payment in eLicensing.
Step 3: TSPC will evaluate the application and supporting documentation and send an email notice indicating:
  • Documents that must be submitted to finalize your application. See Renewal Next Steps for general next steps information; or
  • That your license, registration, or certificate has been issued.

 

Renewal requests should be made no sooner than six months before the renewal date.

 

Categories: 

Teaching Licenses 
Administrator Licenses 
Personnel Licenses


Teaching Licenses and Registrations 
Renewal requirements (Not first license)
AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGES TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 to American Indian children.
Term of Licen​se:  Three years
To meet the renewal requirements for the American Indian Languages Teaching License, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from an American Indian Tribe that certifies you continue to be qualified to teach the language of the sponsoring tribe (Provided by your sponsoring tribe directly to TSPC);
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your conitinuing PDUs through your sponsoring tribe or Education Service District.
BASIC TEACHING LICENSE: No longer issued
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Basic Teaching License will be renewed as a Professional Teaching License or Legacy Teaching License, depending on the educator’s professional experience.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) I LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 requirements for renewal of the CTE I license, you must:
1st Renewal:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of significant progress toward completion of the requirements as outlined in the CTE professional development plan as defined in OAR 584-042-0020 Definitions.
 
2nd Renewal:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of significant additional progress beyond the first renewal toward completion of the requirements as outlined in the CTE professional development plan as defined in OAR 584-042-0051 Professional Development Plan.
Note: The Career and Technical Education I Teaching License is not renewable beyond three years. You must finish the requirements for the CTE II Teaching License within three years from when the CTE I license is first issued.
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) II LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 requirements for renewal of the CTE II license, you must:
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);  
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing district or Education Service District.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION LICENSE
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional CTE License.
Type of License: The Professional Career and Technical Education 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:  Five years
To meet the requirements for renewal of the Professional CTE teaching license, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);  
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing district or Education Service District.
CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER REGISTRATION: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 renewal requirements for the Charter School Teacher Registration, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing charter school; (Provided by your sponsoring charter school directly to TSPC).
CONTINUING TEACHING LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Continuing Teaching License will be renewed as a Professional Teaching License.
EMERGENCY TEACHING LICENSE: Not Renewable
Not Renewable: The Emergency Teaching License is issued for short-term, emergency situations and is not renewable.
EXPIRED LICENSES
​This information can be found on the PDU: Continuing and Advanced web page.
FIVE YEAR CTE TEACHING LICENSE: No longer issued
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Five Year CTE Teaching License will be renewed as a CTE II Teaching License.
FIVE YEAR TEACHING LICENSE: No longer issued.
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Five Year Teaching License will be renewed as a Professional Teaching License.
INITIAL I TEACHING LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Initial I License has been renamed as a Preliminary Teaching License.
INITIAL II TEACHING LICENSE: No longer issued
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Initial II Teaching License will be renewed as a Preliminary Teaching License or Professional Teaching License, depending on the educator’s professional experience. [The Professional Teaching License requires four full years (1 FTE for 135 days) or six part-time years (.5 to .99 FTE for 135 days) of non-provisional teaching experience.]
INITIAL TEACHING LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licensesthe Initial Teaching License has been renamed as a Reciprocal Teaching License.
INTERNATIONAL VISITING TEACHER LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements of 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 five years. (The third and fourth reissue require verification of the extension in the Exchange Visitor Program.)
Term of License:  One Year.  May be reissued four times.
To meet the requirements for renewal of the International Visiting Teacher License, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • The International Teaching License may only be reissued four times.  The term is of the license is for one year with a maximum of five years on the license.
LEGACY TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Legacy Teaching License.
Type of License:  The Legacy Teaching License is issued to veteran teachers to recognize their long-term employment and experience in the public schools without obliging them to meet the new advanced competency requirements of the Professional Teaching License.
Term of License: Three years
To meet the renewal requirements for the Legacy Teaching License, you must:
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);  
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
LICENSE FOR CONDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT 1st and 2nd reauthorization
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum reauthorization requirements of the License for Conditional Assignment.
Type of License: Oregon school district 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 License:  Expires June 30 following the date of issue. 
To meet the requirements for reauthorization of the License for Conditional Assignment, you must:
  • Hold an active and valid Oregon educator license;  
  • Have a new letter of sponsorship from employing district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • First Reauthorization: Provide evidence of completing some coursework needed to add the endorsement or complete the new licensure program. 
  • Second Reauthorization:  Provide evidence of substantially completing the coursework needed to add the endorsement or complete the new licensure program.
LIMITED TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 renewal requirements for the Limited Teaching License, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from same employing district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs)
  • Verifying your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
PRELIMINARY TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the renewal requirements for the Preliminary 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 renewal requirements for the Preliminary Teaching License, you must:
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs) (25 PDUs per year);  
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing   school district or Education Service District. 
Note: You may renew the Preliminary Teaching License continuously until you have met the requirements for the Professional Teaching License.
To move to Professional Teaching License (next stage license), you must:
  • Have four full years (1 FTE for 135 days) or six part-time years (.5 to .99 FTE for 135 days) of non-provisional teaching experience;  
  • Complete one of the following advanced 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 degree in their content area.  A teacher earns a 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.

NOTE: The advanced education programs listed above must be completed after you have received your first non-provisional teaching license. 
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional 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 renewal requirements for the Professional Teaching License, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
RECIPROCAL TEACHING LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to qualified out-of-state applicants.  It provides a one-year term for out-of-state applicants to meet Oregon standards.
Note: Before the expiration of your Reciprocal Teaching License, you must qualify for a first-time Preliminary, Professional, Legacy or Substitute Teaching License.
To qualify for the first non-reciprocal Oregon license, you must:
Note: The subject-matter test that you took in your original state may be deemed “comparable” to Oregon test for the same subject matter.  If your test IS deemed comparable, you will not be require to take Oregon’s subject-matter exams.
RESTRICTED SUBSTITUTE TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements of the Restricted Substitute 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.  The Restricted Substitute Teaching License allows you to substitute teach in any Oregon school district; you are NOT limited only to assignments in your sponsoring district.
Term of License:  First License: One year. Subsequent licenses:  Three years if you maintain same district sponsor.
To meet the renewal requirements for the Restricted Substitute Teaching License, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from same employing district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • At this time, continuing professional development is not required for individuals only holding the Restricted Substitute Teaching License.
Note: If you have a new sponsoring district (different from your current sponsoring district), you may not renew your Restricted Teaching License and must apply for a first-time Restricted Teaching License (one year term) with your new district sponsor.  
RESTRICTED TEACHING LICENSE: Reissue
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum requirements for reissue of 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 requirements for reissue of the Restricted Teaching License, you must:
1st Reissue:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of your admission to and enrollment or pending enrollment in a teacher preparation program
2nd Reissue:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence that you have completed at least 50% of a teacher preparation program.
STANDARD TEACHING LICENSE: No longer issued.
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Standard Teaching License will be renewed as a Professional Teaching License.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-fundable. All application fees are non-redunable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements of the Restricted Substitute License.
Type of License: The Substitute Teaching License is issued to educators who have completed a teacher preparation program but does not hold a regular Oregon teaching license. The Substitute Teaching License permits an educator 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:  Three years
Scope of License: Your Substitute Teaching License allows you to replace any teacher who is temporarily unable to work. You may not substitute in any one teaching assignment for more than one academic school year. TSPC may sanction a Substitute Teaching License holder, the assigning administrator, or both, for failure to observe the Substitute Teaching License restrictions.
 
To meet the renewal requirements for the Substitute Teaching License, you must:
  • Only provide a new online application and fees for renewal; Completion of Continuing Professional Development Units (PDUs) is not required.
Note: The exemption from Continuing PDUs only applies to educators who are licensed with the Substitute Teaching License.  Educators who are substitute teaching on a full teaching license (Preliminary, Professional, Legacy, etc.) are still required to complete continuing PDUs.
 
TEACHER LEADER LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Teacher Leader License.
Type of License:  The Teacher Leader License is issued to professional teacher 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 requirements to renew the Teacher Leader License, you must:
  • Provide documentation of ongoing teacher leader activities;*
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District;
* Please refer to the Teacher Leader section on the TSPC website for more information on how to renew the Teacher Leader License.

Administrator Licenses & Registrations 
Renewal requirements (Not first license)
BASIC ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Basic Administrative License has been renamed Legacy Administrator License.
CHARTER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR REGISTRATION: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Charter School Administrator Registration.
Type of License: The Charter School Administrator Registration is issued to non-licensed person who are employed as administrators in a charter school. 
Term of License:  Three years
To meet the renewal requirements for the Charter School Administrator Registration, you must:
Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing charter school; (Provided by your sponsoring charter school directly to TSPC).
CONTINUING ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Continuing Administrator License has been renamed to Professional Administrator License.
DISTINGUISHED ADMINISTRATOR: Renewal
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 renewal requirements for the Distinguished Administrator License, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Not renewable
Not Renewable: The Emergency Administrator License is issued for short-term, emergency situations and is not renewable.
EXCEPTIONAL ADMINISTRATOR: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable.  Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 renewal requirements for the Exceptional Administrator License, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC.)
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
EXPIRED LICENSES
​This information can be found on the PDU: Continuing and Advanced web page.
INITIAL ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses the Initial Administrator License has been renamed to Preliminary Administrator License.
LEGACY ADMINSTRATOR LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Legacy Administrator License.
Type of License:  The Legacy Teaching License is issued to veteran administrators to recognize their long-term employment and administrator experience in the public schools.
Term of License: Three years
To meet the renewal requirements for the Legacy Administrator License, you must:
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
PRELIMINARY ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Preliminary 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 renewal requirements for the Preliminary Administrator License, you must:
First and Second Renewal:
  • Make progress toward qualifying for the Professional Administrator License by completing at least six (6) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of academic credit in an administrator licensure preparation program or its equivalent;
  • Verify your competed coursework through an official transcript.
Note: After the second renewal of the Preliminary Administrator License, you must qualify for the Professional Administrator License.
Note for Superintendents: The Professional Administrator Licensure program or the equivalent graduate hours in an approved administrator preparation program must be completed within the three (3) years following the next renewal of the Preliminary Administrator License if the holder of a Preliminary Administrator License takes a position as a superintendent in Oregon at any time within the life of the Preliminary Administrator License.
PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional Administrator License.
Type of License:  The Professional Administrator License is issued to educators who 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 renewal requirements for the Professional Administrator License, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District. 
RECIPROCAL ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Reciprocal Administrator License is issued to qualified out-of-state applicants.  It provides an 18 month term for out-of-state applicants to meet Oregon standards.
Note: Before the expiration of your Reciprocal Administrator License, you must qualify for a first-time Preliminary or Professional Administrator license to maintain an administrator position. As part of the requirements, you must:
RECIPROCAL SUPERINTENDENT LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Reciprocal Superintendent License is issued to qualified out-of-state applicants.  It provides a 18 month term for out-of-state applicants to meet Oregon standards.
Note: Before the expiration of your Reciprocal Superintendent License, you must qualify for a first-time Preliminary or Professional Administrator license to maintain an administrator position.
As part of the requirements, you must:
RESTRICTED ADMINISTRATOR: Reissue
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the requirements for reissue of 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 an 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 requirements for reissue of the Restricted Administrator License, you must:
1st Reissue:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a program for administrative licensure.
2nd Reissue:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence that you have completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete administrative licensure requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified by the educator preparation program in which you are enrolled.
STANDARD ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Standard Administrator License has been renamed to Professional Administrator License
TRANSITIONAL
SUPERINTENDENT LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the transitional Superintendent License has been renamed to Reciprocal Superintendent License.
TRANSITIONAL ADMINISTRATOR LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Transitional Administrator License has been renamed to Reciprocal Administrator License
Personnel Servi​ces Licenses & Certificates Renewal Requirements (Not first licenses)
EMERGENCY SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE: Not Renewable
Not Renewable: The Emergency School Counselor License is issued for short-term, emergency situations and is not renewable.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL NURSE CERTIFICATE: Renewal
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 Certificate is issued to qualified individuals that hold a registered nurse license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Term of License:  One Year.  It is renewable.
To meet the renewal requirements for the Emergency School Nurse Certificate, you must:
  • Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Verify that you still hold a current registered nurse license issued by the State Board of Nursing;
  • Complete ten clock hours of professional upgrading as provided in OAR 584-021-0150 during the life of the certificate.
Note: The Emergency Nurse Certificate may be renewed continuously if the specified requirements are met for each renewal.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Emergency School Social Worker License is issued for short-term, emergency situations and is not renewable.
EXPIRED LICENSES ​This information can be found on the PDU: Continuing and Advanced web page.
INITIAL I SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Initial I School Counselor has been renamed to Preliminary School Counselor License
INITIAL II SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Initial II School Counselor License has been renamed to Preliminary School Counselor License
INITIAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Initial School Psychologist License has been renamed to Reciprocal School Psychologist License
INITIAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Initial School Social Worker License has been renamed to Reciprocal School Social Worker License
LIMITED STUDENT SERVICE LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 renewal requirements for the Limited Student Service License, you must:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from same employing district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing district or Education Service District.
PRELIMINARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the renewal requirements for the Preliminary 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 continuously.
To meet the renewal requirements for the Preliminary School Counselor License, you must:
First and Second Renewal:
  • Make progress toward qualifying for the Professional School Counselor License by completing at least six (6) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of academic credit in a school counselor licensure preparation program or its equivalent;
  • Verify your competed coursework through an official transcript; or
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
Note: You may renew your Preliminary School Counselor license continuously.  It is optional to move to the Professional School Counselor License.
PRELIMINARY SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Preliminary Psychologist License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary School Psychologist License is issued to educators who have completed a school psychologist program and hold a master’s degree.  It is valid for prekindergarten to grade 12 school administration in any school psychologist position. 
Term of License:  Three years: May be renewed continuously. 
To meet the renewal requirements for the Preliminary School Psychologist License, you must:
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
Note: You may renew your Preliminary School Psychologist license continuously.  It is optional to move to the Professional School Psychologist License.
PRELIMINARY SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Preliminary Social Worker License.
Type of License:  The Preliminary School Social Worker 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 school social worker position.
Term of License:  Three years: May be renewed continuously.
To meet the renewal requirements for the Preliminary School Social Worker License, you must:
  • Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
Note: You may renew your Preliminary School Social Worker license continuously.  It is optional to move to the Professional School Social Worker License.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable.  Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional 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 renewal requirements for the Professional School Counselor License, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL NURSE CERTIFICATE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional School Nurse Certificate.
Type of License: The Professional School Nurse Certificate 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 renewal requirements for the Professional School Nurse Certificate, you must:
  • Have a letter of sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Verify that you still hold a current registered nurse license issued by the State Board of Nursing;
  • Complete one of the following:
    • 125 Professional Development Units; or
    • Recertification of the National School Nurse Certificate.

NOTE: Professional upgrading must be approved by the school district as part of the professional improvement program for the school nurse if the school nurse has been employed during the life of the license. Professional upgrading may include, but is not limited to: college and university courses, community college courses, established workshops, or planned experiences in nursing.

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional 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 renewal requirements for the Professional School Psychologist License, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements for the Professional School Social Worker License.
Type of License:  The Professional School Social Worker License is issued to school social workers who possess advanced school social worker preparation and experience.
Term of License: Five years
To meet the renewal requirements for the Professional School Social Worker License, you must:
  • Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs);
  • Verify your continuing PDUs through your employing school district or Education Service District.
RECIPROCAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Reciprocal School Counselor License is issued to qualified out-of-state applicants.  It provides a one-year term for out-of-state applicants to meet Oregon standards.
Note: Before the expiration of your Reciprocal School Counselor License, you must qualify for a first-time Preliminary or Professional School Counselor license to maintain a school counselor position. . As part of the requirements, you must:
RECIPROCAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Reciprocal School Psychologist License is issued to qualified out-of-state applicants.  It provides an 18 month term for out-of-state applicants to meet Oregon standards.
Note: Before the expiration of your Reciprocal School Psychologist License, you must qualify for a first-time Preliminary or Professional School Social Worker license to maintain an administrator position. . As part of the requirements, you must:
RECIPROCAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE: Not Renewable
NOT RENEWABLE: The Reciprocal School Social Worker License is issued to qualified out-of-state applicants.  It provides an 18 month term for out-of-state applicants to meet Oregon standards.
Note: Before the expiration of your Reciprocal School Social Worker License, you must qualify for a first-time Preliminary or Professional School Social Worker license to maintain a school social worker position.
As part of the requirements, you must:
RESTRICTED SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENSE: Reissue
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum requirements for reissue of 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 requirements for reissue of the Restricted School Counselor License, you must:
1st Reissue:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a program for school counseling.
 
2nd Reissue:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence that you have completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete Preliminary school counselor licensure requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified by the educator preparation program in which you are enrolled.   
RESTRICTED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER LICENSE: Renewal
All application fees are non-refundable. Before you pay your fee, please make sure you can meet the minimum renewal requirements 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 requirements for reissue of the Restricted School Counselor License, you must:
1st Renewal:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a program for school social work.
2nd Renewal:
  • Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);
  • Provide evidence that you have completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete Preliminary school social worker requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified by the educator preparation program in which you are enrolled.
RESTRICTED TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR LICENCE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Restricted Transitional School Counselor License has been renamed to Restricted School Counselor License
RESTRICTED TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Restricted Transitional School Social Worker has been renamed to Restricted School Social Worker License
TRANSITIONAL
SUPERINTENDENT LICENSE: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the transitional Superintendent License has been renamed to Reciprocal Superintendent License.
TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL  COUNSELOR: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Transitional School Counselor has been renamed to Reciprocal School Counselor License
TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Transitional School Counselor has been renamed to Reciprocal School Psychologist License
TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Transitional School Social Worker has been renamed to Reciprocal School Social Worker License
CONTINUING SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Continuing School Counselor License has been renamed to Professional School Counselor License.
CONTINUING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST: Renamed
Due to the redesign of Oregon licenses, the Continuing School Psychologist License has been renamed to Professional School Psychologist License
 

 

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