Licensing for Personnel Services: School Counselors

Financial Assistance Through Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)
Oregon and National School Counseling Application Instructions
Transcripts for TSPC Applications
Becoming an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Lewis & Clark school counseling program completers who graduated prior to 2000 can submit their OBLPCT paperwork to the Counseling Psychology Department for completion. Candidates who graduated from 2001 and after will need to be admitted to and complete an OBLPCT-approved LPC program in order to be recommended for the license.

Information regarding certification for mental health counselors and therapists is available through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Status of Test Scores in WebAdvisor

Contact: Graduate Admissions office

Status of Your Recommendation

Contact: Frances Lessman, Administrative Specialist, Educational Leadership Department

(Once all Oregon license program requirements, including 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?

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.

How long will it take TSPC to update my license?

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