Principal License Instructions

Version 05/2021
Special Note: TSPC Adopts New Administrator License Rules (February 2019)

At their February 2019 meeting, TSPC commissioners adopted new administrator license and program rules. A webpage is available to answer questions about this change, timelines, and the new Principal License and Professional Administrator License requirements.

Applying to the Oregon TSPC for a Principal License 

STEP 1—Congratulations

Begin the licensing process as soon as you either receive the “Congratulations, you are now eligible to apply for your license…” email from Lewis & Clark licensure staff or you see the Program Completion Report (PCR) from Lewis & Clark in your TSPC eLicensing account under “Documents.” If you apply for your license before you receive the email or can view the PCR, your license application may be denied by TSPC requiring you to reapply. 

Steps 2-4: AFTER Receiving the “Congratulations” Email

STEP 2—Application to TSPC 

Complete an eLicensing application with TSPC, including paying the required fees.

  • Background Check: As part of the application process to TSPC, TSPC staff will conduct a background check including: A Law Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS) check, a National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Clearinghouse for Educator Discipline check, and, in some circumstances, an internet or social media search.
STEP 3—Official Transcripts

Request an official transcript from the Graduate Registrar’s office at Lewis & Clark and from any other colleges or universities from which you transferred credit for your license program. Your transcripts should show all courses required for the license, including course grades. If you have not already done so, you must also submit to TSPC an official transcript showing your master’s degree or higher.

STEP 4—PEER Form

(Required of Those Already Holding a TSPC-Issued License)

Request that your employing school district(s) complete and submit TSPC’s Professional Educator Experience Report (PEER) form.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR MY PRINCIPAL LICENSE?

TSPC’s rules allow candidates 3-years to apply for their license, endorsement, or specialization following completion of a program. If it has been more than 3-years since completion, candidates will need to meet with a Lewis & Clark Graduate School faculty advisor to determine whether additional course work, testing, and/or field experiences are required, including admission into the current program.

WHOM DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT MY PROGRAM?

The faculty program advisor for the Principal License program is Megan Barrett.