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DIVISION 70

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES

584-070-0001

Purpose of Personnel Service Licenses

These rules establish licensure requirements for school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and other related licenses to accomplish objectives for guidance, counseling and education support services in Oregon schools. Licensure programs under this division have the following characteristics:

(1) The programs are designed to recognize the developmental levels of students.

(2) Continuing professional development is an integral part of the licensure renewal program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0005

Effective Date and Supersedure

Effective January 15, 1999, licenses for personnel service will be issued under the rules set forth in this division, which supersedes divisions preceding OAR 584-060 in case of conflict.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99

584-070-0012

Initial I School Counselor License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial I School Counselor License for three years plus time to the applicant’s birthday.

(2) The Initial I School Counselor License is valid as designated for regular counseling at early childhood and elementary grade levels; at elementary and middle-level grade levels; or at middle and high school grade levels, or at all four levels.

(a) The license is also valid for substitute counseling at any level; and

(b) The license is also valid for substitute teaching at any level in any subject-matter area.

(3) To be eligible for an Initial I School Counselor License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following general preparation requirements:

(a) A master's or higher degree in counseling, education, or related behavioral sciences from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission and a bachelor’s degree. A master's degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree;

(b) Completion in Oregon or another U.S. jurisdiction, as part of the master's degree or separately, of a Commission-approved initial program in school counseling;

(c) Receive a passing score as currently specified by the Commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills;

(d) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics; and

(e) 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 also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(4) The Initial I School Counselor License may be renewed two times for three years upon showing progress toward completion of the renewal requirements as described in OAR 584-070-0014 during the life of the Initial I School Counselor License under the following conditions:

(a) The progress must meet or exceed the equivalent of 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours of graduate coursework germane to the license or directly germane to public school employment; and

(b) The educator must qualify for an Initial II School Counselor License upon expiration of nine years following the date the first Initial School Counselor License was issued; and

(c) If the Initial I School Counselor license was issued on the basis of an out-of-state nonprovisional license rather than completion of an Oregon-approved program; the educator must have completed any incomplete requirements in subsection (3) above.

(5) School counselor licenses are authorized for grade levels as follows: early childhood and elementary (ECE/ELE); or middle-level and high school (ML/HS).

(a) Early childhood and elementary authorization is valid up through grade eight in any school.

(b) Middle level and high school authorization is valid in grades five through twelve in any school.

(c) The Initial I School Counselor License is authorized for either two or four grade authorization levels on the basis of professional education, experience, previous licensure, and specialized academic course work verified by one of the following:

(A) Evidence verified by an Oregon-approved School Counseling Program; or

(B) An out-of-state non-provisional School Counselor License valid for all grade levels;

(6) On an Initial I School Counselor License authorized for only two levels, the remaining pair of levels can be added prior to attainment of the Initial II School Counselor or the Continuing School Counselor License. The remaining levels will be added upon acquisition of practical experience in one of two ways:

(a) A school counseling practicum of four (4) semester hours or six (6) quarter hours at either or both of the paired new grade authorization levels, entailing a minimum of 200 clock hours, in an institution approved to prepare for those grade authorization levels; or

(b) One academic year at either or both of the paired new grade authorization levels as permitted in subsection (7) below.

(7) A counselor authorized for only one of the paired grade authorization levels may counsel in the remaining unauthorized grade levels for a period of not more than three years while pursuing authorization at the other paired authorization grade levels upon request for a License for Conditional Assignment pursuant to OAR 584-060-0250.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455-342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 5-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 5-2013, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-13; TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14

584-070-0014

Initial II School Counselor License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant shall be granted an Initial II School Counselor License for three years.

(2) The Initial II School Counselor License is valid as designated for regular counseling at early childhood and elementary grade levels; at elementary and middle-level grade levels; or at middle and high school grade levels, or at all four levels.

(a) The license is also valid for substitute counseling at any level; and

(b) The license is also valid for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(3)(a) To be eligible for an Initial II School Counselor License, the applicant must complete six (6) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of graduate level academic credit from a regionally accredited college or university.

(b) The graduate level credit must:

(A) Be completed after the Initial I School Counselor License has first been issued; and

(B) Be germane to the School Counselor License or directly germane to public school employment.

(4) The Initial II School Counselor License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

(5) A school counselor may choose to become eligible for the Continuing School Counselor License in lieu of obtaining the Initial II School Counselor License. (See OAR 584-070-0022 Continuing School Counselor License.)

(6) Educators issued an Initial School Counselor License prior to July 1, 2005 must meet the requirements of this rule prior to the expiration of ten years from the date the first Initial School Counselor License was issued. The additional year granted to licensees holding an Initial School Counselor License prior to October 13, 2003, will be included in the ten year calculation for meeting the requirements of this rule.

(7) Educators issued an Initial School Counselor License after June 30, 2005 must meet the requirements of this rule prior to the expiration of nine years from the date the first Initial School Counselor License was issued.

(8) This rule applies to all Initial School Counselor Licenses issued after January 1999.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223 - 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09

584-070-0022

Continuing School Counselor License Requirements

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Continuing School Counselor License.

(2) The Continuing School Counselor License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Continuing School Counselor License is valid for counseling at all age or grade levels in any school building and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Counselor License an applicant must:

(a) Meet or complete all requirements of the Initial I School Counselor License; and

(b) Hold a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or hold the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor's degree.

(A) As part of the master's degree or separately, the applicant must have completed an initial graduate program in school counseling in any U.S. jurisdiction at an institution approved for school counselor licensure by the state in which the school counselor license was issued or in the alternative is approved by the commission; and

(c) Have five years of school counseling experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment; and

(d) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-017-0451 by completing one of the following:

(A) An advanced program in counseling competencies in a TSPC-approved Continuing School Counselor Program consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent beyond the initial graduate program in school counseling. As part of the advanced program, the applicant must have had a practica in counseling school students.

(B) Validation of all advanced counseling competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or

(C) An accredited doctor's degree in educational, vocational, or clinical counseling; or in clinical or counseling psychology.

(5) The Continuing School Counselor License may be renewed for five years upon completion of a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223 - 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09

584-070-0090 [Renumbered to 584-070-0051]

584-070-0111

Transitional School Counselor License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant who has completed an out-of-state approved school counselor program, and is applying for licensure in Oregon for the first time may be granted a Transitional School Counselor License.

(2)(a) The Transitional School Counselor License is issued for one year and is non-renewable. However, under extenuating circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in section 6 of this rule.

(b) The educator must qualify for a Continuing or an Initial II School Counselor License upon expiration of six (6) years following the date the Transitional School Counselor License was first issued.

(3) The Transitional School Counselor License is valid for regular or substitute school counseling at all age or grade levels.

(4) To be eligible for a Transitional School Counselor License, the applicant must have:

(a) A master's or higher degree in counseling, education, or related behavioral sciences, from a regionally accredited institution or an approved foreign equivalent; a master’s degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor’s degree;

(b) Held an unrestricted school counseling license in any state; and

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

(5) The Transitional School Counselor License will not be restricted as to employer if the applicant has held an unrestricted license for school counseling in any state.

(6) If extenuating circumstances prevent the educator from completing these requirements on time, an Emergency School Counselor License may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. Evidence of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director, who then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as needed to protect the district’s programs or students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495& 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-99; TSPC 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-01; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-10; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11

584-070-0112

Restricted School Counselor License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Restricted School Counselor License.

(2)(a) The Restricted School Counselor License is issued jointly to an applicant and a district.

(b) The Restricted School Counselor License will be issued for up to one year and may be renewed two times. The license will expire on June 30 of the academic year following issuance of the license.

(c) Upon expiration of the Restricted School Counselor License following the second renewal period, the educator must qualify for the Initial School Counselor License.

(3) The Restricted School Counselor License will be restricted for use within a district that has applied for it jointly with the counselor and may not be used for substitute teaching unless the educator also holds another license valid for substitute teaching issued by the Commission.

(4) To be eligible for a Restricted School Counselor License, the applicant must:

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

(b) Have attained a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(c) Meet one of the following qualifications:

(A) Be enrolled in a school counselor program approved for school counseling licensure by any state and have completed approximately one-half of the program;

(B) Have been a full-time certified Child Development Specialist (CDS) for at least three academic years; or

(C) Have a master’s degree in a counseling-related field.

(D) The candidate must submit an official transcript and/or any other evidence that the Commission requires to determine the candidate has met the qualifications of this subsection.

(d) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;

(e) Furnished fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the Commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the Commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement);

(f) Submit a letter from the employing district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant's school counselor qualifications. The district must agree to provide a mentor and identify that mentor in the letter of application. The district must attest that circumstances prevent hiring a suitable school counselor holding an unrestricted full-time license appropriate for the assignment to be filled; and

(g) Have never held any type of Restricted School Counselor License.

(5) Restricted School Counselor Licenses are subject to special renewal conditions:

(a) First Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) A C-1 application and renewal fees;

(B) A letter of support from the co-applicant district; and

(C) Proof of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a program for school counselor licensure program. The school counselor licensure program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584, division 52.

(b) Second Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) A C-1 application and renewal fees;

(B) A letter of support from the co-applicant district; and

(C) Evidence the educator has completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete the Initial I School Counselor License requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified by the educator preparation program in which the educator is enrolled. The school counselor licensure program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584, division 52.

(c) In most cases, a Restricted School Counselor License will expire on June 30 of the academic year in which the license was granted regardless of the term for licensure. Extending the license beyond the June 30 expiration date is at the discretion of the Executive Director after considering all extenuating circumstances.

(d) Renewal under these conditions is not subject to the 120-day grace period and must be submitted sufficiently in advance of the license expiration date to ensure continuity of licensure. Failure to submit a timely application is grounds for denial of a renewal pursuant to this subsection and may be grounds for discipline under OAR 584-020-0040 if the educator continues to work as a School Counselor without a valid license.

(e) The Executive Director may deny the application for renewal of the license upon failure to show progress in the licensure program needed for the next stage license.

(6) Upon expiration of the Restricted School Counselor License, recipients of this license must meet all the requirements of the Initial I School Counselor License for which they may apply at any time or qualify for an Emergency School Counselor License under the provisions provided below.

(7) Emergency School Counselor License:

(a) When the Executive Director determines that extenuating circumstances have prevented the applicant from completing requirements for the Initial I School Counselor License, within three years, an extension for up to one year may be issued upon joint application from an educator and the employing district, but will be issued for the shortest amount of time needed to take care of the extenuating circumstances.

(b) The applicant must meet all the requirements for an Emergency School Counselor License set forth in OAR 584-070-0132 and provide an explanation of the circumstances which make the request necessary. The co-applicant district must ensure that the applicant will meet all requirements for the Initial I School Counselor License upon expiration of the Emergency School Counselor License issued pursuant to this subsection.

(8) The Restricted School Counselor License is not transferable to another district. However, another district may co-apply for a Restricted School Counselor License for any time remaining in the three years from the date the first Restricted School Counselor License was issued. A C-1 application and full fee must accompany the request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14

584-070-0120

Assignment of Teachers as School Counselors

(1) A Basic or Standard Teaching License is valid for .49 or less time as a school counselor at the grade levels valid for the teaching license.

(2) Initial or Continuing Teaching Licenses are not valid for counseling assignments except as allowed under Conditional Assignment Permit rules in OAR 584-036-0081.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 232
Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07

584-070-0132

Emergency School Counselor License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant and a co-applicant district may be granted an Emergency School Counselor License. An Emergency School Counselor License may be issued when a school district demonstrates extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect the district's programs or students.

(2) An Emergency School Counselor License shall be issued solely at the discretion of the Executive Director for any length of time deemed necessary to protect the district's programs or students.

(a) In most cases, an Emergency School Counselor License will not exceed one year unless the educator or the district has presented unusual extenuating circumstances.

(b) The Executive Director may consider efforts the educator has made in meeting licensure requirements. Additionally, the Executive Director will consider academic preparation or experience the proposed educator has had in the area in which the district is requesting the license.

(c) Generally, failure to meet renewal requirements does not constitute an emergency or extenuating circumstances.

(d) In most cases, an Emergency School Counselor License will expire on June 30 of the academic year in which the license was granted regardless of the term for licensure. Extending the license beyond the June 30 expiration date is at the discretion of the Executive Director after considering all extenuating circumstances.

(3) To be eligible for the Emergency School Counselor License an applicant and co-applicant district must provide the following:

(a) A C-1 application;

(b) All licensure fees, including possible late fees, and an expedited service fee if appropriate;

(c) Fingerprints furnished in the manner prescribed by the Commission if the applicant has not been fingerprinted or has not held an active license issued by the Commission in the past three years;

(d) A letter from the district detailing the extenuating circumstances constituting the emergency and the applicant’s unique skills qualifying her or him for the license. The letter should include a request for the least amount of time necessary to meet the emergency needs of the district; and

(e) An applicant may be asked to provide a resume, official transcripts or other evidence of qualifications if requested by the Executive Director.

(4)(a) The Emergency School Counselor License is not subject to the 120 days allowed for licensure renewal purposes under ORS 342.127. A new application and fee is required for the license the applicant must qualify for once the Emergency License has expired.

(b) It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply for the subsequent license in a timely manner in order to ensure that the applicant remains licensed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-05; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 8-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-14 thru 5-8-15

584-070-0200 [Renumbered to 584-070-0239]

584-070-0205

Scope of School Psychology

The Initial, Continuing or Transitional School Psychologist License authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:

(1) Provide services that enhance academic performance;

(2) Design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment;

(3) Consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties;

(4) Conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs;

(5) Provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups and families; and

(6) Coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school-wide crises.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0211

Initial School Psychologist License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial School Psychologist License for three years. The first license will be issued for three years plus time to the applicant's birthday.

(2) The Initial School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels;

(b) Substitute counseling at any level; and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(3) To be eligible for an Initial School Psychologist License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following general preparation requirements:

(a) Have a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission. A master's degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure;

(b) Complete in Oregon or another U.S. jurisdiction, as part of the master's degree or separately, an initial graduate program in school psychology at an institution approved for psychologist education by the commission; or obtained certification from the National Association of School Psychologists.

(c) Obtained a passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics, unless this requirement has already been satisfied when obtaining a preceding Oregon educator’s license or registration; and

(d) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (4) The Initial School Psychologist License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-070-0221

Continuing School Psychologist License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Continuing School Psychologist License.

(2) The Continuing School Psychologist License is issued for: five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Continuing School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels,

(b) Substitute counseling at any level; and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Psychologist License, an applicant must:

(a) Meet and complete all of the requirements for the Initial School Psychologist License;

(b) Hold a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or hold the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor's degree;

(c) Have five years of school psychology experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment; and

(d) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-017-0360 by completing one of the following:

(A) Complete an advanced program in psychologist competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or

(B) Validation of all advanced psychology competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or

(C) By obtaining a current National School Psychology Certificate awarded by the National Association of School Psychologists; or

(D) By having a regionally accredited doctor's degree in educational, clinical or counseling psychology.

(5) The Continuing School Psychologist License may be renewed for five years upon completion of a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0271

Transitional School Psychologist License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Transitional School Psychologist License.

(2)(a) The Transitional School Psychologist License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator must qualify for an Initial or a Continuing School Psychologist License.

(b) The educator must qualify for a Continuing School Psychologist License upon expiration of six (6) years following the date the Transitional School Psychologist License was first issued.

(3) The Transitional School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels,

(b) Substitute counseling at any level;

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Transitional School Psychologist License, the applicant must:

(a) Have a master's or higher degree in educational psychology or therapeutic psychology from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(b) Hold an unrestricted school psychologist license or certificate in any state or comparable jurisdiction; and

(c) 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 also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495, 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-99; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14

584-070-0310

Limited Student Service License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Limited Student Service License. This license, issued for three years and renewable, is valid at any authorization level and designated for a specialized type of direct service to students for which the commission at its discretion may not require a counselor or psychologist license. It is not valid for substitution of any kind.

(2) To be eligible for a Limited Student Service License the applicant must:

(a) Have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally valid master’s degree or other specialized preparation related to the intended service role and ordinarily equivalent to one academic year of graduate study. Awarding of a higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor’s degree for licensure.

(b) Obtain a passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics; and

(c) 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 also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(3) The Limited Student Service License is restricted to use within a district that has applied for it jointly with the applicant, whose qualifications and job description are subject to commission approval. Upon application, the co-applicant district must describe its particular need in relation to the co-applicant specialist’s qualifications summarized on a submitted resume, agree to provide a mentor during the first year of the assignment, and attest that the role to be filled has been structured so as not to require a licensed school counselor or psychologist.

(4) The holder of a Limited Student Service License shall use only the title specifically approved by the commission and shall not use any unapproved title or imply any unapproved function. Titles such as “advisor” or “student service specialist” or “student assistance specialist” will more readily be approved. The following provisos apply:

(a) No holder of a limited license shall use a title containing words derived from “psychology” nor claim to be a psychologist or to render psychological services without obtaining a school psychologist license from the commission unless licensed as a psychologist or psychologist associate by the Board of Psychologist Examiners. Under ORS 675.990(1)(b), a violation of this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor.

(b) The commission at its discretion may consider a title indicating a therapeutic student service role like counseling or social work, for a specialist who has a corresponding master’s or doctor’s degree, if the applicant is licensed by the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists or is demonstrably prevented from gaining admission to a graduate program in school counseling or school psychology and therefore cannot reasonably be required to apply for a non-renewable transitional license.

(c) The commission will ordinarily approve an appropriate social work title for an applicant licensed by the Board of Clinical Social Workers.

(5) To be eligible for renewal of the Limited Student Service License, an applicant must obtain a passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills, unless the applicant held an Oregon educator license before 1985 or has a regionally accredited doctor’s degree.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120—342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-99; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0401

Scope of School Social Worker Licensure

The Initial, Continuing or Transitional School Social Worker License authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:

(1) Assess home, school, personal, and community factors that may affect a student’s learning;

(2) Identify and provide intervention strategies for children and their families, including counseling, case management and crisis intervention;

(3) Consult with teachers, administrators and other school staff regarding social and emotional needs of students; and

(4) Coordinate family, school and community resources on behalf of students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430, 342.455 – 342.495, 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0411

Initial School Social Worker License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial School Social Worker License for three years. The first license will be issued for three years plus time to the applicant's birthday.

(2) The Initial School Social Worker License is valid for:

(a) School social work at all age or grade levels; and

(b) Substitute counseling at any level.

(3) To be eligible for an Initial School Social Worker License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following general preparation requirements:

(a) A master's or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission;

(b) Completion of an initial graduate program in school social work as part of the master's degree or separately at an institution approved for school social worker education by the commission or the out-of-state equivalent;

(c) A passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics; and

(d) 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 also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement).

(4) The Initial School Social Worker License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584-090.

(5) Persons holding an Initial School Social Worker License may not:

(a) Substitute as a School Counselor for a period greater than three consecutive months without obtaining the School Counselor License;

(b) Substitute as a School Psychologist; or

(c) Accept any full or part-time position as a School Counselor or as a School Psychologist; or

(d) Go by the title of School Counselor or School Psychologist.

(6) Violations of subsection (5) above may result in referral to the Commission for violation of professional practices.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11; TSPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-13

584-070-0421

Continuing School Social Worker License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Continuing School Social Worker License.

(2) The Continuing School Social Worker License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Continuing School Social Worker License is valid for:

(a) School social work at all age or grade levels; and

(b) Substitute counseling at any level.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Social Worker License, an applicant must:

(a) Meet and complete all of the requirements for the Initial School Social Worker License;

(b) Hold a master's or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or hold the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission;

(c) Have five years of school social worker experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional TSPC or out-of-state educator license appropriate for the social worker assignment; and

(d) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-017-0551 by completing one of the following:

(A) By completing an advanced commission-approved program in school social worker competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or

(B) Validation of all advanced school social worker competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or

(C) By showing evidence of being a Certified School Social Work Specialist awarded by the National Association of Social Workers; or

(D) By having a regionally accredited doctor's degree in social work.

(5) The Continuing School Social Worker License may be renewed for five years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584-090.

(6) Persons holding a Continuing School Social Worker License may not:

(a) Substitute as a School Counselor for a period greater than three consecutive months without obtaining the School Counselor License;

(b) Substitute as a School Psychologist; or

(c) Accept any full or part-time position as a School Counselor or as a School Psychologist; or

(d) Go by the title of School Counselor or School Psychologist.

(7) Violations of subsection (6) above may result in referral to the Commission for violation of professional practices.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430, 342.455 – 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

584-070-0431

Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant who has never been licensed in Oregon as a social worker or school social worker may be granted a Transitional School Social Worker License.

(2)(a) The Transitional School Social Worker License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator must qualify for an Initial or a Continuing School Social Worker License. Under significant extenuating circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in subsection (6) of this rule.

(b) The educator must qualify for a Continuing School Social Worker License upon expiration of six (6) years following the date the Transitional School Social Worker License was first issued.

(3) The Transitional School Social Worker License is valid for:

(a) School social work at all age or grade levels; and

(b) Substitute counseling at any level.

(4) To be eligible for a Transitional School Social Worker License, the applicant must:

(a) Have a master's or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(b) Hold an unrestricted school social worker license or certificate in any state or comparable jurisdiction; and

(c) 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 also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(5) Persons holding a Transitional School Social Worker License may:

(a) Substitute as a School Counselor for a period not to exceed three consecutive months without obtaining the School Counselor License;

(b) Not substitute as a School Psychologist; and

(c) Not accept any full or part-time position as a School Counselor or as a School Psychologist and may not go by the title of School Counselor or School Psychologist.

(d) Violations of the provisions of this subsection may result in referral to the Commission for violation of professional practices.

(6) If significant extenuating circumstances prevent the educator from completing these requirements prior to expiration of the Transitional School Social Worker License, an Emergency School Social Worker License may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. Evidence of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director, who then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as needed to protect the district’s programs or students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11; TSPC 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14

584-070-0441

Restricted School Social Worker License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Restricted School Social Worker License.

(2)(a) The Restricted School Social Worker License is issued jointly to an applicant and a district.

(b) The Restricted School Social Worker License will be issued for up to one year and may be renewed two times. The license will expire on June 30 of the academic year following issuance of the license.

(c) Upon expiration of the Restricted School Social Worker License following the second renewal period, the educator must qualify for the School Social Worker License.

(3) The Restricted School Social Worker License will be restricted for use within a district that has applied for it jointly with the social worker and may not be used for substitute teaching unless the educator also holds another license valid for regular or substitute teaching issued by the Commission.

(4) To be eligible for a Restricted School Social Worker License, the applicant must:

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

(b) Have attained a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(c) Meet one of the following qualifications:

(A) Be enrolled in a school social worker program approved for school social worker licensure by any state and have completed approximately one-half of the program; or

(B) Has completed a Master’s in Social Work; or

(C) Has a master’s degree in a counseling or social worker related field.

(D) The candidate must submit an official transcript and/or any other evidence that the Commission requires to determine the candidate has met the qualifications of this subsection.

(d) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;

(e) 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 also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement);

(f) Submit a letter from the employing district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant's school social worker qualifications. The district must agree to provide a mentor and identify that mentor in the letter of application. The district must attest that circumstances prevent hiring a suitable school social worker holding an unrestricted full-time license appropriate for the assignment to be filled; and

(g) Have never held any type of Restricted School Social Worker License.

(5) Restricted School Social Worker Licenses are subject to special renewal conditions:

(a) First Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) A C-1 application and renewal fees;

(B) A letter of support from the co-applicant district; and

(C) Proof of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a school social worker program. The school social worker program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584, division 52.

(b) Second Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) A C-1 application and renewal fees;

(B) A letter of support from the co-applicant district; and

(C) Evidence the educator has completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete the School Social Worker License requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified by the educator preparation program in which the educator is enrolled. The school social worker program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584, division 52.

(c) In most cases, a Restricted School Social Worker License will expire on June 30 of the academic year in which the license was granted regardless of the term for licensure. Extending the license beyond the June 30 expiration date is at the discretion of the Executive Director after considering all extenuating circumstances.

(d) Renewal under these conditions is not subject to the 120-day grace period and must be submitted sufficiently in advance of the license expiration date to ensure continuity of licensure. Failure to submit a timely application is grounds for denial of a renewal pursuant to this subsection and may be grounds for discipline under OAR 584-020-0040 if the educator continues to work as a School Social Worker without a valid license.

(e) The Executive Director may deny the application for renewal of the license upon failure to show progress in the licensure program needed for the next stage license.

(6) Upon expiration of the Restricted School Social Worker License, recipients of this license must meet all the requirements of the School Social Worker License for which they may apply at any time or qualify for an Emergency School Social Worker License under the provisions provided below.

(7) Emergency School Social Worker License:

(a) When the Executive Director determines that extenuating circumstances have prevented the applicant from completing requirements for School Social Worker License, within three years, an extension for up to one year may be issued upon joint a Social Worker application from an educator and the employing district, but will be issued for the shortest amount of time needed to take care of the extenuating circumstances.

(b) The applicant must the requirements for an Emergency School Social Worker License set forth in OAR 584-070-0451 and provide an explanation of the circumstances which make the request necessary. The co-applicant district must ensure that the applicant will meet all requirements for the School Social Worker upon expiration of the Emergency School Social Worker License issued pursuant to this subsection.

(8) The Restricted School Social Worker License is not transferable to another district. However, another district may co-apply for a Restricted School Social Worker License for any time remaining in the three years from the date the first Restricted School Social Worker License was first issued by the Commission. A C-1 application and full fee must accompany the request to change districts.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14

584-070-0451

Emergency School Social Worker License

(1) Upon filing an application and full fee in the form and manner required by the Commission, an Emergency School Social Worker License may be issued in any increment of time at the Executive Director’s discretion, but generally will be limited to the least amount of time reasonably necessary to complete non-provisional licensure requirements or to bridge the actual emergency generating the district’s request.

(2) An Emergency School Social Worker License may be issued when a school district demonstrates extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect the district's programs or students.

(3) The Executive Director is authorized to deny application for an Emergency School Social Worker License if the request exceeds more than one year beyond the expiration of a Restricted Transitional School Social Worker License.

(4) To be eligible for the Emergency School Social Worker License the following must be submitted:

(a) A C-1 application and full fee;

(b) A letter each from the district and the applicant describing the extenuating circumstances that require the issuance of an Emergency School Social Worker License; and

(c) A description of the steps the district will take to ensure the applicant will qualify for the Initial School Social Worker License upon expiration of the Emergency School Social Worker License.

(5) The Emergency School Social Worker License will be issued solely at the discretion of the Executive Director for any length of time deemed necessary to protect the district's programs or students. The Executive Director may consider the following:

(a) Whether the educator has had any academic preparation or experience in the area of social work;

(b) Efforts the educator has made in meeting the Initial School Social Worker License requirements; and

(c) Whether the educator has obtained a passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics.

(6) The Emergency School Social Worker License is not subject to the 120 day grace period allowed for licensure renewal purposes under ORS 342.127.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120–342.430; 342.455–342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

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