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First Time License

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission offers a variety of licenses designed to honor preparation level and background of diverse educators, as well as provide for the workforce needs of Oregon’s school districts. Below are documents that provide a high-level overview of the available licenses. Please Read each purpose statement within these documents carefully to determine which license best suits your background and preparation.

Use these documents if:

  • You are new to teacher licensure in Oregon, or
  • You currently hold an Oregon license and are applying for a new license type, or
  • These documents are also helpful if you currently hold an Oregon license and are applying to upgrade your license. More detailed info on upgrading your license is found on the Upgrading to Professional Page, located at the menu on the left.



Oregon School Administrator License: First License Requirements


Oregon Personnel License: First License Requirements