Substitute Educator Licensure Renewal and Professional Development
This page is for Substitute Educators. If you are not a Substitute, please go here for your licensure renewal information: https://www.pps.net/Page/2161
The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) is the Oregon licensing agency for all educators. Please visit their website for the most up-to-date information: http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx.
Please also review our main License & Highly Qualified page for the best information: Click Here
All licensed staff are responsible for obtaining and maintaining appropriate licensure for their assignments at PPS.
- TSPC Contact Information: 503-378-3586 or email@example.com
TSPC Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Due to changes at TSPC, PPS now requires all educators to submit any changes to license or endorsement. This can be done by sending the updated license certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. This certificate can be accessed and downloaded within your TSPC account online.
- Effective July 1, 2019, educators will no longer receive a grace period and the license will not remain active if an application/fee online is not received PRIOR to the license expiration date.
- Effective December 1, 2020, substitute PDU logs will no longer be verified through ESD and instead will need to be verified directly by TSPC.
- Please see TSPC's website for all other updates: https://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Renewing/Maintaining your TSPC License
Your TSPC e-licensing application and all required fees must be submitted prior to the expiration of your TSPC license. TSPC’s renewal process often takes several weeks and may extend past the license expiration. Licensed holders are allowed to continue in positions requiring a license beyond the expiration date, provided the license remains active in a “grace period.” If TSPC has received your Online Application and renewal fee prior to the license expiration date, the grace period will be activated for 120 days. Please note: not all licenses are grace period eligible.
HR will complete a PEER (Professional Educational Experience Report) form to report your professional experience with PPS during the life of your current license upon request. We will send the PEER form to TSPC and also provide you with a copy for your records via email. PEER forms are for license renewal, adding an endorsement to an existing license, changing licensure and whenever requested by TSPC. To request a PEER form, please contact HR License Renewal at email@example.com.
PDU’s or Professional Development Units are required to renew most licenses. To determine if your license requires PDU’s please refer to the Renewal Requirements by License Type document on the TSPC website for current information. A list of allowable activities is available HERE.
Substitutes will need to have PDUs verified by TSPC.
How to submit a signed PDU Log and Certificate to TSPC:
• Please do not submit any supporting documentation with the Log and Certificate. If clarification of your activities is needed based on a review of your Log and Certificate, TSPC will contact you.
• You are required to retain the documentation providing evidence of the PDU for one year from submission of the renewal application.
• PDUs submitted in this manner may be subject to a random audit of activities by TSPC for up to 12 months after submission of the renewal.
• Acceptable evidence of PDU documentation is at the sole discretion of the TSPC Executive Director or designee, and includes but is not limited to certificates of completion, PDU Verification Form, and official transcripts.
• PDU documentation of official transcripts from approved institutions that meet the PDU license requirements will not be subject to random audit.
**Most licenses have a PDU requirement. Substitute Teaching Licenses and Restricted Substitute Teaching Licenses temporarily do not have a PDU requirement, however, please check the TSPC website for up-to-date information. Please note that Substitutes who are fully licensed (ex: Preliminary, Professional, etc), must still meet the PDU requirement.**
For more information visit TSPC's Renewal Information and Instructions page.
Please remember that maintaining your professional license is your responsibility. The Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) is the owner and distributor of licensure information and standards for the State of Oregon. Licensure is very specific to each individual, to ensure you receive accurate and current information about your license please contact TSPC or your State Licensing Board with any questions.