ORS 342.127¹
Fees
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(1) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall establish and the commission shall collect:

(a) A fee not to exceed $100 for evaluation of the initial application for each teaching license for which application is made. If the applicant is eligible for the teaching license for which application is made and the license is issued within 90 days of original application, the commission shall issue the license without additional charge.

(b) A fee not to exceed $100 for the renewal of each teaching license and a fee not to exceed $20 for each duplicate teaching license.

(c) A fee not to exceed $800 for a beginning teacher assessment conducted in lieu of an approved preparation program required for licensure.

(d) A fee not to exceed $200 for alternative assessment conducted in lieu of a passing score on a licensure examination established by the commission.

(e) A fee not to exceed $75 for registration as a public charter school teacher or administrator that includes any fee charged pursuant to rules adopted under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check).

(f) A fee not to exceed $75 for renewal of a registration as a public charter school teacher or administrator that includes any fee charged pursuant to rules adopted under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check).

(2) In addition to the fee required by subsection (1) of this section for the issuance of a teaching license, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall collect a fee not to exceed $150 for the evaluation of an applicant requesting licensing based upon completion of other than an Oregon approved teacher education program.

(3) In addition to the fees required by subsection (1) of this section, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall collect a late application fee not to exceed $25 per month up to a maximum of $125 from an applicant who fails to make timely application for renewal of the license or registration. The actual amount of the fee shall be determined in accordance with rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(4) In spite of the expiration date posted on the license, the license shall continue to be valid for purposes of ORS 342.173 (Effect of employing unlicensed teacher or administrator by certain districts) for an additional 120 days. However, the district may require a statement from the applicant indicating that the applicant has completed the requirements for license renewal.

(5) In addition to the fee required by subsection (1) of this section for the issuance of a teaching license, the commission shall collect a fee not to exceed $150 for the reinstatement of a license that has been revoked by the commission for gross neglect of duty or gross unfitness under ORS 342.175 (Grounds for discipline).

(6) In addition to the fee required by subsection (1) of this section for the issuance of a teaching license, the commission shall collect a fee not to exceed $100 for the issuance of any emergency license through an expedited process at the request of any school district or education service district that seeks to employ the applicant.

(7) Fee rates established under this section shall cover, but not exceed, the full cost of administrative expenses incurred by the commission during any biennium. [Subsections (1) and (2) formerly part of 342.125 (Types of licenses); subsection (3) enacted as 1965 c.535 §14; 1969 c.416 §1; 1971 c.41 §1; 1973 c.270 §4; 1981 c.663 §3; 1983 c.14 §1; 1991 c.144 §1; 1993 c.45 §156; 1997 c.165 §1; 1997 c.352 §3; 1999 c.199 §4; 1999 c.768 §1; 2005 c.730 §18; 2007 c.35 §3; 2007 c.575 §10]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors342.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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