There are three types of alternate licenses in Oregon detailed below. For more information, visit the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission website or How to Become an Oregon Teacher.
|Restricted Transitional License||Limited License||Three-Year Professional Technical License|
|Issued to individuals who are making a mid-life career change (e.g., attorneys wishing to become social studies teachers, engineers wishing to become mathematics or science teachers, registered nurses wishing to teach health).||For those who have special expertise for which there is no endorsement (e.g., a school may wish to have an ROTC program; another school may wish to provide a dance program).||Provides a way for people from industry to teach in an Oregon Department of Education-approved professional/technical program. These individuals may have recent work experience in electronics, construction, health occupations, accounting, childcare or various other approved areas.|
|Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and the sponsoring school district must provide a mentor.||Applicants must have at least an associate's degree (community college) and the sponsoring school district must provide a mentor.||Applicants for the Three-Year Professional Technical License must pass an examination by an Instructor Appraisal Committee and have experience as a technician, journeyman or in management.|
|Valid for three years but is NOT renewable.||Valid for three years, is limited to use in the applying district, and is renewable.||Valid for three years and is NOT renewable. The Five-Year Professional/Technical License is available upon completion of additional program requirements.|