Getting Your Preliminary School Psychologist License in Oregon

Graduates with an education specialist degree in school psychology, or School Psychology Certificate, qualify for the Preliminary School Psychologist license with the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). More information is available on the Oregon TSPC website. 

Licensure Process for School Psychology Graduates: First-Time Licensure – Preliminary School Psychologist License

  1. Initiate an account with Oregon TSPS, complete a background check and provide fingerprints before the clinical practicum (during your graduate education).
  2. Take the ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Exam before the clinical practicum (during your graduate education). Read more about this exam at 
  3. Take the Praxis II: School Psychology exam and OLREA exam prior to your internship during the final year of your graduate program.
  4. Both the Graduate School of Counseling and graduating student complete paperwork verifying program completion and submit it to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), resulting in an Oregon Preliminary School Psychologist License.


For graduates who would like to apply for their School Psychologist ESA (Educational Staff Associate) Certification in the state of Washington, visit the website for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for details.


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