OAR 259-061-0140
Educational Substitutes for Experience


Completion of a related course of study at an educational institution licensed or approved by a State Department of Education or other State approving agency, and approved by the Department may be substituted for up to 500 hours of the required work experience. Correspondence courses, online courses, or similar coursework will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Educational substitutions applied toward the required work experience will be granted on a three to one (3 to 1) basis and will be calculated using clock hours spent in class. For example, three hours in class would equate to one hour of allowable experience;


Applicants must provide the Department or its authorized representative verifiable documentation in the form of sealed certified transcripts or an official certificate from the administering institution(s) showing successful completion of study in the related subject matter;


The Department or its authorized representative will review the subject matter of the applicant’s education on an individual basis;


Certified transcripts or official copies of certificates presented to the Department in an envelope sealed by the program or institution or instructor and verified as sealed may be accepted directly from the applicant;


If a program or institution granting credit is no longer in business, the Department will accept for review a copy of a certificate of completion or transcript or diploma in the required subject matter and hours. The Department may require additional information to verify the authenticity of such documents.

Source: Rule 259-061-0140 — Educational Substitutes for Experience, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=259-061-0140.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 259-061-0140’s source at or​.us