OAR 584-080-0012
Initial Administrator License (IAL)


Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial Administrator License.


The Initial Administrator License is valid for three (3) years and may be renewed under the conditions set forth in subsections below.


The Initial Administrator License is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any administrative position. This license is also valid for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.


To be eligible for an Initial Administrator License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following provisions within this subsection. The applicant must:


Educator Fitness: Possess the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen (18) years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator;


Licensed Experience: Have three (3) academic years of experience as a full-time licensed educator on any license appropriate for the assignment in:


A public school or regionally accredited private school in any state or other U.S. jurisdiction; or


In one or more of the following schools in Oregon:
An education service district school;
A state-operated or state-supported school;
A federal school;
A private elementary or secondary school registered by the state Department of Education; or
A private proprietary career school licensed by the superintendent of public instruction.


Master’s Degree: Hold a master’s or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree;


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Approved Administrator Program: Complete, as part of the master’s degree or separately, an initial graduate program in school administration at an institution approved for administrator education;


A candidate for initial licensure who has completed an administrator preparation program outside the state of Oregon must:
Have completed at least eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours of graduate credit in school administration or educational leadership; and
Receive a passing score on tests of knowledge of Oregon school law and finance at the conclusion of or in lieu of a course or courses approved by the commission.


Civil Rights: Obtain a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics. An emergency license will be issued for ninety (90) days during which time the applicant must complete the civil rights requirement; and


Fingerprints: Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)


Renewal: The Initial Administrator License may be renewed up to two (2) times if the applicant makes progress or has made progress toward completion of the Continuing Administrator License by completing at least six (6) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of academic credit in an state approved administrative licensure preparation program or its equivalent upon each renewal application. A transcript of the completed coursework is required for renewal.


Reinstatement for Administrator Experience: An applicant may reinstate an expired Initial Administrator License for one (1) three-year period for the purposes of completing the administrative experience requirements for the Continuing Administrator License under the following conditions:


The applicant has completed all requirements for the CAL except for the administrative experience required;


The application includes a request from a district for reinstatement.


Superintendency on the Initial Administrative License: The Continuing Administrator Licensure program or the equivalent graduate hours in an approved administrator preparation program must be completed within the three (3) years following the next renewal of the Initial Administrator License if the holder of an Initial Administrator License takes a position as a superintendent in Oregon at any time within the life of the Initial Administrator License.

Source: Rule 584-080-0012 — Initial Administrator License (IAL), https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=584-080-0012.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 584-080-0012’s source at or​.us