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School Counseling Licenses

TSPC News, Effective January 1, 2016:
  • All Initial I and Initial II School Counseling Licenses will be renamed as Preliminary School Counseling Licenses.
  • All Continuing School Counseling Licenses will be renamed as Professional School Counseling 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 preliminary educator licensing in Oregon; however, other states may require this test.
  • TSPC has changed the requirements for renewing teaching and school counseling licenses and for moving to the second-stage license. Please contact TSPC for information on how this change will impact your licensing requirements.
TSPC News, Effective February 2, 2012:
  • 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 Preliminary or Initial I School Counseling License.

Oregon and National School Counseling App. Instructions
Forms and 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

Graduate Admissions office

Status of Your Recommendation

Heather Hadraba, School Counseling Program Director

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

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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