OAR 584-200-0020
Personnel Required to Hold Licenses or Charter School Registrations


An educator must hold a license or registration issued by the Commission if she or he is:


Employed by an Oregon public school; and


Compensated for their services from public funds.


Licenses or registrations are required for:




Substitute Teachers;




School counselors;


School psychologists;




Program directors, including: special education and career and technical directors;


District administrators who evaluate or discipline licensed personnel, or who authorize out-of-school suspensions or expulsions of students;


Superintendents and Assistant or Deputy Superintendents;


Athletic coaches who coach during the school day in courses or activities for which students receive academic credit;


Charter school teachers (registrations);


Charter school administrators (registrations); and


Other personnel performing the above duties regardless of title.


Notwithstanding subsection (1), school districts may provide related services for children identified as requiring special education services by employing a public agency, such as a community mental health program, or by employing professionals who are licensed within their own specialties by the State of Oregon. These personnel are not required to hold licensure from the Commission. See also ORS 343.221 (Special education required).


Notwithstanding ORS 342.173 (Effect of employing certain persons), community college faculty who provide instruction in cooperation with a school district for academic career and technical education, school-to-work or other work-related programs under ORS Chapter 329 (Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century) will not be required to have teaching licenses. See also ORS 341.535 (Qualifications of faculty). Both full-time and part-time faculty employed under this section are subject to criminal history records checks by the Oregon State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See also ORS 326.603 (Authority of school districts and schools to obtain fingerprints and criminal records check of employees and contractors) and OAR 581-022-1730.


Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person whose application for a teaching license is pending may teach in Oregon public schools for 90 calendar days after the date of submission of the application, if the person:


Submits an application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050 (Fees); and


Completes a background clearance that includes:


Furnishing fingerprints, if required;


Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission;


A criminal records check as provided in ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check) and a background check through an interstate clearinghouse of revoked and suspended licenses; and


Notwithstanding subsection (1), the employing school district, school or charter school must ensure a person is properly licensed on the 91st calendar day after the date of submission of the application, if a person whose application is pending is teaching in an Oregon public school as provided in subsection (5).

Source: Rule 584-200-0020 — Personnel Required to Hold Licenses or Charter School Registrations, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=584-200-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 584-200-0020’s source at or​.us