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Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

TSPC's mission is to establish, uphold and enforce professional standards of excellence and communicate those standards to the public and educators for the benefit of Oregon's students.


TSPC Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) is committed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and promote the wellbeing of Oregon’s educators, agency employees, and the public. To this end, TSPC will focus its customer service efforts through virtual correspondence. Beginning Tuesday, March 24, the TSPC office will be closed to the public, and staff will be unable to answer phone calls. Most licensing transactions can be completed through the TSPC Online Licensing Application System. Educators and the public are encouraged to contact TSPC with any questions or customer service needs via email at contact.tspc@oregon.gov. Your inquiries will be responded to promptly. TSPC thanks you for your understanding as we work together with you to do our part to support the health of our community.

 

Ethical Guidance for Educators in the Distance Learning Environment

Ethical Guidance for Distance Learning


 


Important Notice to Oregon's Licensed Educators
(updated 03/23/2020)

Please see the linked memorandum regarding the

 

TSPC is currently processing applications

received before:

June 1, 2020


Important TSPC Announcements and Updates


 
News from our Executive Director, Dr. Anthony Rosilez:
 
On June 18, 2019, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission approved new license and service fees. For most licenses and renewals, effective July 1, 2019, the current $140 application fee increased to $182. Expedited service will increase from $149 to $194. Effective January 1, 2020, the base fee for an Administrator license increased to $189. At this time, the fee for submitting applications through the eLicensing portal will remain at $10.
 
The Commission carefully considered the impact of fee increases on the educators who serve our students as well as the responsibility of the agency to meet its important public safety charge and support quality education in Oregon. The decision to increase fees was not one taken lightly and was prompted by the recent passing of SB 155, which reduces the investigation time for abuse and sexual conduct cases to 90 days, and the increased costs of providing service within the agency budget bill, SB 5537. TSPC will continue its strive for increased efficiency in order to maintain the quality service that Oregon’s educators and students deserve.
  
June 18, 2019
 
  • Effective July 1, 2019 you will no longer receive a grace period and your license will not remain active if you do not submit an application/fee online PRIOR to your license expiration date.
  • Currently we are available for incoming calls to our customer service line between the hours of 8:00am-11:00am and 3:00pm-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday.
  • By accessing the “Documents” tab in  your elicensing account, you may now view the following documents (once they are scanned into your file): PEER forms, Official transcripts, Support documents from school districts and Oregon Department of Education.
  • You may now upload documents (not required to be official) directly into your file using the “Documents” tab in elicensing.
  • Applications are not considered “submitted” until the full application and fee are both on file. Your processing time will start from that date.
  • Please “reply” directly to any message you receive unless it indicates “do not reply”. You should receive a much faster response from the person who sent the original message.
  • You may use the payment receipt emailed to you to verify with your school district you have submitted your application.
  • You may view your ACTIVE license information by using the “Public  Educator Search” link on our home page.
  • Please send ALL fingerprint/background clearance questions directly to:  finger.printing@oregon.gov
  • If you are not receiving your password reset email, please send an email to:  egovhelp@oregon.gov    
March 1, 2019 - Administrative Licensure Redesign is here! Please see the Administrator License Redesign webpage to the left for more information.

 
Effective April 17, 2019 - anyone who has an eLicensing account will need to login and use the messages function to contact us

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