2011 ORS § 342.400¹
Licensing requirements for out-of-state applicants
  • reciprocal agreements
  • rules

(1) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall not issue a license to an out-of-state applicant unless the applicant has met the professional requirements established by rule by the commission and has completed a course of study substantially similar to that required for an in-state applicant.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, if the commission establishes that the position or positions to be filled are in a geographic or subject matter area in which there are an insufficient number of in-state applicants, the commission may issue a license to an out-of-state applicant who has completed a course of study approved by the commission.

(3) In situations described in subsection (2) of this section, the commission shall adopt by rule standards providing for equal treatment for graduates of approved Oregon colleges and universities.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the commission may enter into a reciprocal agreement with the appropriate official of any other state for licensure of applicants from the state if the commission determines that the standards and requirements for certification or licensure in that state are substantially similar to the standards and requirements for licensure under applicable statutes of this state and rules of the commission.

(5) Teachers granted licenses under subsections (2), (3) and (4) of this section shall be required to meet all standards required of Oregon teachers, including the requirements of ORS 342.123 (Knowledge of civil rights laws and ethical standards required), not later than three years following the date of initial granting of the license. [1965 c.535 §9; 1973 c.270 §13; 1979 c.307 §6; 1981 c.663 §5; 1987 c.503 §8; 1993 c.45 §173; 1993 c.333 §1]