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*Oregon TSPC Application Instructions

(*Once all Oregon initial license program requirements, including tests, are complete, you are eligible to be recommended for a license in any state. Please visit state certification websites for application requirements.)

Effective July 1, 2015, TSPC no longer requires a basic skills test for initial educator licensing in Oregon; however, other states may require this test.

Effective February 2, 2012, TSPC no longer requires the School Counseling test for licensure; however, the program still requires that the test be passed prior to recommendation to TSPC for the Initial I School Counseling License.

Forms and Transcripts for TSPC Applications

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

To Check on the Status of Test Scores in WebAdvisor

Please contact:
Graduate Admissions office

To Check on the Status of Your Recommendation

Please contact:
Heather Hadraba, School Counseling Program Director

Is there a date by which I must 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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