Oregon Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions
To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students completing an Educational Leadership program must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript.
Initial Out-of-State License Required: A graduate of a WGU Educational Leadership program who wants to obtain her/his Oregon Initial Administrator license must first apply for and receive a Residency Administrator license in Washington. WGU's Educational Leadership program is state approved in Washington.
Step 1: Apply for a Washington Residency Administrator certificate. Please consult this WGU Student Handbook article for Washington Residency Administrator certification application instructions.
Step 2: Applicants for initial administrator licenses in Oregon will use the TSPC's eLicensing system. A tutorial for setting up an account on the eLicensing system can be found on the TSPC's homepage
Step 3: Once you have created an account, you can begin an application:
After completing the application you can pay the application fee using the eLicensing system.
Step 4: Applicants who have not completed a TSPC background check in the last three years must do so as part of the application process. Instructions on completing a TSPC background check can be found here.
Step 5: Request official transcripts from every college where you completed coursework applicable to the endorsement sought. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. Refer to the TSPC FAQ section for the transcript address, should you choose to mail one of the transcripts you received. Please be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelope. If you would like to order official electronic transcripts, see WGU Transcript Request. You can request official transcripts be emailed to the TSPC at email@example.com.
Step 6: Download the Program Completion Report (Form C-2), fill out the top portion with your personal information, and fax or email the form to the Teacher Licensure Office for completion. The Certification Officer will send the completed form directly to the TSPC.
Step 7: If you have not already done so, take the Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam.
Step 8: If you have 3 years of professional teaching experience in Oregon, download the Professional Educational Experience Report form, complete the top portion, and submit the form to the superintendent of the school district where you are currently employed. If necessary, submit additional forms to previous employers. The superintendent will return the form to you for inclusion in your application packet.
Step 9: Compile all application documents:
1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, if not submitted electronically,
2. Photocopy of your Washington Residency Administrator license,
3. Official score reports verifying passing scores on all certification exams taken,
4. Professional Educational Experience Report form.
Step 10: Mail the completed application packet to:
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Article Number : 20051, 2053