Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 70 - TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES
584-070-0022 - Professional School Counselor License
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES
Professional 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 Professional School Counselor License.
(2) The Professional School Counselor License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.
(3) The Professional 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) Applying for the License: To be eligible for a Professional School Counselor License an applicant must:
(a) Meet or complete all requirements of the Preliminary School Counselor 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) 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;
(d) Have five years of school counseling experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment; and
(e) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-018-0310 by completing one of the following:
(A) An advanced program in counseling competencies in a TSPC-approved Professional 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) Renewal: To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Professional School Counselor License, the applicant must:
(a) Complete 125 continuing professional development units as provided in OAR 584-255-0010, Professional Development Requirements;
(b) Report on completion of any continuing education regarding suicide risk assessment, treatment and management; and
(c) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission and the payment of all required fees, as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(6) Preliminary to Professional School Counselor: An applicant moving from a Preliminary School Counselor to a Professional School Counselor License must report on completion of any continuing education regarding suicide risk assessment, treatment and management as provided in subsection (5)(b).
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495, 676.860 & 342.553
TSPC 2-2018, amend filed 04/17/2018, effective 04/17/2018
TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09
TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09
TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07