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Welcome to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission’s (TSPC) Licensure homepage. Detailed information about TSPC’s Licensure requirements can be found within the links to the left.

Oregon’s system of Educator Licensure is designed to create a career pathway for Oregon’s PreK-12 teachers, school administrators, school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers that aligns with the needs of students in grades PreK-12.

The Commission charges the Licensure Division with all customer support related to licensure, application processing, and license issuance. In addition, staff maintains close contact with district Human Resources offices to assist with licensure of educators.

Applying for Licensure: General Information

Prior to submitting an application and paying the fee, please verify that you are eligible for the license you are applying for. See “What License should I apply for?" below.

Fees paid through eLicensing are non-refundable, so if you don't qualify for licensure, you will not receive a refund.

Applications and payments can only be made through eLicensing. TSPC does not accept paper applications, or personal checks or cash.


What License do I need?-Quick Reference

  • First Oregon License or new license type? Select First Time License on the right.
  • Renewing or Reinstating your License? Select Renewal Information and Instructions on the right
  • Moving from a Preliminary to a Professional License? Select Upgrading to Professional on the right to determine if you qualify, then First Time License for info on items needed for your application.
  • Moving from a Reciprocal to a Preliminary License? Select First Time License on the right.
  • Adding an Endorsement? Select Endorsements on the right


eLicensing: Logging In

  • If this is your first time accessing eLicensing, use the Sign Up button to create your username and password.
  • Returning users should use the Forgot Username or Forgot Password if necessary. 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 have eLicensing login issues please email us at  

eLicensing: Submitting an Application for a New License

  • Once you are logged in, please use only the “Submit New Application" button.
  • Using the “Change Endorsement or Specialization" button will cause significant delays in processing your request.

eLicensing: Submitting an Application to Renew

  • To renew your existing license exactly as it is, go to your Licenses tab and select the “Renew" button next to the soon-expiring license. Don't see a “Renew" button? Use the “Submit New Application" button.
  • Using the “Change Endorsement or Specialization" button will cause significant delays in processing your request.


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