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K-12 Career and Licensing Services

Teacher Licensing

TSPC News, Effective January 1, 2016:
  • All Initial I Teaching Licenses will be renamed as Preliminary Teaching Licenses.
  • All Initial II Teaching Licenses will be renamed as either Preliminary or Professional Teaching Licenses based on experience.
  • All Continuing Teaching Licenses will be renamed as Professional Teaching Licenses.
  • All Oregon TSPC-licensed educators will be eligible to add an optional bilingual specialization to their license. Contact TSPC for details.
TSPC News, Effective July 1, 2015:
  • All Oregon teaching licenses are now valid for grades PK-12.
  • TSPC no longer requires a basic skills test for initial educator licensing in Oregon; however, other states may require this test.
  • TSPC has changed the requirements for renewing teaching licenses and for moving to the second-stage license. Please contact TSPC for information on how this change will impact your licensing requirements.
Sample “License Anticipated” Placeholder for Applications (pdf)
Oregon Teaching License Application Instructions
Oregon Adding Endorsement Application Instructions
National Board Certification
Forms and Transcripts for TSPC Applications
Status of Test and edTPA Scores in WebAdvisor

Graduate Admissions office

Status of Your Recommendation

Sharon Chinn, K-12 Career and Licensing Services

(Once all Oregon license program requirements, including the edTPA and tests, are complete, you are eligible to be recommended for a full, regular license in any state.)

How Long Do I Have to Apply to TSPC?

…(2) Applicants from Oregon approved programs must apply for licensure within three years following completion of their respective programs. If more than three years elapse before application is made, the candidate must qualify for recommendation under rules for licensure in effect at the time of application. OAR 584-052-0010 Preparation in Oregon Institutions

How long will it take TSPC to update my license?

TSPC’s license processing time is approximately 4-12 weeks.

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