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​Welcome to the Teach​​er Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) website!


Oregon Teacher
Standards and
Practices Commission

TSP​C'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.


Applications an​d payments can only be made through eLicensing.
​eLicensing tips:
  • eLicensing tutorial
  • eLicensing video tutorial: Browser Assistance
  • eLicensing video tutorial: Forgot Username and Password Reset
  • If this is your first time using eLicensing, you must select the "Sign Up" button to create your username and password.
  • Please do not create a new username if you have already created an eLicensing account. This will cause you to have two active accounts and may delay your processing.
  • If you forget your username, contact TSPC at online.tspc@oregon.gov​ or 503-378-3586.
  • TSPC is no longer accepting mailed, faxed, or emailed applications or payments. All applications must be submitted through the eLicensing system.
  • All supporting documents for your application must still be sent directly to TSPC through mail, fax, or email. (Go to the Contact Us​ page for more information.) You are not able to "upload" additional documentation in the eLicensing system.
  • Basic and Initial II Teaching Licenses are being transitioned to new license types. Please see the table below if you hold one of these license types.
​Type of License​ ​Apply with "renew" for ​Apply with "new license" for ​Evaluation
Initial II ​Preliminary ​Professional ​
​You will receive​ the best possible license based on the available information in your account.​
​Basic ​Legacy



Submitting ​Documents

  • Photographs of documents may or may not be accepted, depending on the quality of image.
  • For the best results, please scan the document for optimal resolution and email it to contact.tspc@oregon.gov.
  • Remember: please submit all official transcripts to tspc.transcripts@oregon.gov.

Verifyin​g PDUs

TSP​​C does not approve coursework or workshops for the awarding of PDUs. Please refer to the PDU webpage for more information.

Subm​itti​ng Emails

To expedite the email process:
  • Please include with your email:
    • First, middle, and last names
    • TSPC Account ID or the last four digits of your SSN.
  • Please submit only one email per inquiry.

Useful links

Status of Applications Contact Information
O​nce your application has been processed, you will receive an email notification.

Licenses are no longer printed and mailed

To access your licensure information: Educator Lookup

If you have a question about your application, please email us at: contact.tspc@oregon.gov.
If you need to contact TSPC for assistance, you may:

Phone number: 503-378-3586
Phone hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fax: 503-378-4448

For eLicensing issues: online.tspc@oregon.gov
For all other issues: contact.tspc@oregon.gov

Visit our office in person:
Address: 250 Division St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.