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A PEER form is used to verify your
contracted work experience with a school district. A PEER form is also
used to verify your required continuing Professional Development. TSPC must receive a PEER form submitted electronically directly from your employer, or received in a sealed school district envelope.
PEER forms received from the applicant (i.e. uploaded by the applicant to their eLicensing account, emailed from the applicant or not received in a sealed school district envelope) cannot be accepted.
Login to your eLicensing account and
click on the "Documents" tab/link from your dashboard to view the
documents we have successfully attached to your record. Please note: we
destroy all documents received after 90 days if you have not created an
eLicensing account by then or if you have ever had another last
name that we can't link to your record. It is your responsibility to
alert us immediately if you have sent us documents that we should've
received, but you can't see.
Once you have completed your online
application in eLicensing, you will be prompted to pay with a credit or debit card. We
do not accept cash, checks or any other payment outside of eLicensing.
You need to email the TSPC office with verifying documentation. See the Name Changes page for more information.
Continuing PDUs are verified in one of the following ways:1. By your employing school/district on a PEER form; or 2. By completed coursework verified on an official transcript from an approved accredited college or;3. By completion of a PDU Log and Certificate. For more information, see
the Renewal Information and Instructions page.
To renew an existing three-year license
requires 75 PDUs. To renew a five-year license requires 125 PDUs.
are reinstating your expired license, you may be subject to additional 'reinstatement' PDUs. Please refer to the Renewal Information and Instructions page, for full PDU requirements. This page also includes the latest info on current PDU reductions due to COVID-19.
Please route specific questions on your PDUs through either your school district or ESD. If you are completing either coursework or the PDU Log/Certificate to meet continuing PDUs, an evaluator will review the information you submit at time of application. For more information, see the Renewal Information and Instructions page.
The Professional Teaching License has two separate requirements: Experience and Advanced Professional Development (APD). Teachers may meet the experience
requirement for the Professional Teaching License with either four full
years (at least 135 days) or 0.5 to 0.99 FTE for six years. Substitute
teaching assignments of 10 consecutive days or more may be considered to
meet this requirement. The experience must be documented on a PEER form
from the school district and you must have held a Preliminary,
Professional, Legacy, or Teacher Leader license while teaching.
Please review the Upgrading to Professional page for your options to meet the APD requirement.
Once you complete your online application
and pay your fees, you will be sent an email with fingerprint
processing instructions. Please allow at least a week for this email to
arrive. For more information, see the Fingerprinting page.
You do not have to be currently living in Oregon to
complete the fingerprinting requirement. Oregon uses a company called
Fieldprint, who has locations nationwide. Upon receipt of your
application and fee, you will be sent instructions for scheduling an
appointment to have your fingerprints scanned and electronically
submitted for processing. Upon making your appointment with Fieldprint,
you will be sent a list of locations near your zip code.
This information can be found on the Renewal Information and Instructions page.
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