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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 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.

At this time, the COVID Temporary Misassignment Guidance is not valid for the 2021-2022 school year.

Important Notice to Oregon's Licensed Educators

PDU reduction due to COVID-19

In March of 2020, and again in September of 2020, the Commission responded to Governor Brown's Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission's response reduced the number of PDUs required for renewal and reinstated the licenses, dependent on the valid term of the license being renewed.

As the COVID restrictions were lifted, the Commission slightly revised the COVID guidance for ease of calculation of PDUs in the coming years. Please review the following document for further information. 

Guide to Continuing PDUs rev 7-2021.pdf

Ethical Guidance for Educators in the Distance Learning Environment

Ethical Guidance for Distance Learning


Flexibility with Fidelity: Classroom Teaching Assignments

During the month of July, Dr. Rosilez met with multiple stakeholders expressing concern about the reopening of schools and how to best serve Oregon’s students. Those meetings resulted in a Commission temporary rule and resolution for adopting that rule to guide districts in “misassigning” teachers in certain circumstances. This flexibility is in no way permission to assign any teacher to any classroom. Schools and districts must carefully consider the information in these documents, and report these misassignments to TSPC ( on the provided spreadsheet template by October 31.

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