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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.

Administrator License Redesign 

*** Coming Soon ***
Administrative Licensure Redesign is in the final stages and will be rolled out within the next few weeks. Former and current Administrators will receive an informative email with specifics before March 1, 2019. A link to the Administrator Redesign will be available on our website as well. Updates will be posted here. The new rules for Administrator Licensure are not in effect until they have been filed with the Secretary of State’s office. We expect that to happen before the end of February, and request your patience as we implement this significant initiative for Oregon’s school administrators. We will be equipped to answer your phone calls and emails by March 1. 

Application Status

We are currently processing applications received before: January 28th, 2019

TSPC Contact Information 

Call:
Phone number: 503-378-3586
Phone hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Fax: 503-378-4448
 
Email:
For eLicensing issues: online.tspc@oregon.gov
For all other issues: contact.tspc@oregon.gov
To submit transcripts electronically: tspc.transcripts@oregon.gov
For Fingerprinting and Background Check Questions: finger.printing@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.

eLicensing

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. Please use Educator Lookup if you wish to view or print your license.

 

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:
 
Call:
Phone number: 503-378-3586
Phone hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fax: 503-378-4448
 
Email:
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.