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  • eLicensing has arrived!


    The Educator Licensure system is now online only! 

    Applications and payments can be made only through eLicensing. Applications or payments not submitted through eLicensing will be returned with instructions for online submission. 

    Click here for directions and a tutorial:


    >>NOTE:  All supporting documents for your application must still be sent directly to TSPC.  You are not currently able to “upload” additional documentation in the elicensing system.  Please see FAQ section for more information on sending supporting documents to TSPC.
    This initial release is very “bare bones,” intended to give applicants and licensees the ability to submit an electronic application, update personal information on an as-needed basis, and pay for transactions using a credit card. Enhancements will continue through the several months following the January 19, 2016, first release.
    We very much appreciate your patience as we continue to develop this system. We expect this new application database to help us reduce or eliminate our backlog and better prioritize our work.

    eLicensing update:

    Please see this area of the website for eLicensing improvement updates.

    System update –  February 28, 2016:


    On the evening of 2/27/2016, TSPC's systems developer successfully migrated data that had been preventing some of the Basic, Initial II, Charter Registries, School Counselor and School Psychologist  licenses from renewing. Those records should now be available for renewal.

    If you hold or held one of those license types, you may now log in to renew your license. You may need to create an entirely new username and password, depending on where you were in the process. If you saved an application, you may need to delete the application that's there and select "New Application."

    Please send an email to online.tspc@oregon.gov if you continue to experience issues.

    Please note: 
    • The Basic License is renamed the Legacy.
    • The Initial II License is renamed the Preliminary License.​
    For all eLicensing questions or to report problems with the eLicensing system, email 

    For all other questions, email

    Information about the licensure redesign:

    The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) has adopted a new design for Oregon teaching licenses. The goal is to provide teachers, school districts, and the public with a streamlined, simplified, and more flexible licensing structure that helps support the important work that educators and schools provide Oregon’s children.
    All teachers will be licensed under the same teaching license structure.
    License Types: 
    • Preliminary Teaching license (for new and novice teachers);
    • Professional Teaching license (for teachers with advanced competencies and experience);
    • Teacher Leader license (for teachers with demonstrated professional leadership);
    • Legacy Teaching license (for veteran teachers who do not qualify for new Professional Teaching License); and
    • Reciprocal Teaching license (for licensed out-of-state teachers while they are working to meet Oregon requirements).

    Note: Basic, Standard, Initial I, Initial II, Continuing, and Five-Year teaching licenses will be moved to these new licenses.

    Authorizations and Endorsements: 

    • All teaching licenses have pre-kindergarten through grade 12 authorization. Authorization levels (ECE/ELE/ML/HS) are abolished.
    • All teaching licenses are issued with endorsements from the same list of Commission-adopted endorsements.
    • Substitutes and Restricted Substitutes have more flexibility in assignments. Educators with only substitute licenses are no longer required to complete professional development requirements.

    Professional Development Requirements: 

    • Educators may renew the Preliminary Teaching License with 75 continuing or 75 advanced professional development units and may retain their Preliminary Teaching license until they meet the qualifications of the Professional Teaching license.
    • Educators have more options for advanced programs to move from the Preliminary Teaching license to the Professional Teaching license.
    • Teaching licenses no longer require passage of a basic skills test.
For Specific Audiences General Information

To access your licensure information,
visit Educator Look Up.
            How to submit materials to TSPC:
                           Official transcripts = tspc.transcripts@oregon.gov 
     Applications = eLicensing
                                 Fees = eLicensing              
                    PEER forms = email, fax, or mail
      Out-of-state licenses = email, fax, or mail
                          Resumes = email, fax, or mail
                     Test scores = email, fax, or mail
     Other documentation = email, fax, or mail
Fax: (503) 378-4448
     250 Division St. NE
     Salem, OR 97301





Status of Applications:
We are currently processing applications received on 12/07/15 If you filed a complete application before this date, please email us at:
Once your application has been processed you will receive an EMAIL notification.  Licenses are no longer printed and mailed. 

Status of Email Responses:

We are currently answering most emails within two business days of receipt, depending on staff availability and the complexity of the question.


Upcoming holidays and closures:

TSPC will be closed on the following date:

       Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016 


Office Hours and Contacting Us: 

  • Visiting hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone hours:  Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • If you have questions, you may:
  •      •  Call: 503-378-3586;
    •      •  Visit our office in person; or
         •  email: 
  •               •  For eLicensing issues: online.tspc@oregon.gov

              •  For all other issues: contact.tspc@oregon.gov

    •          Office location:
    •          250 Division St. NE
    •          Salem, OR 97301