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Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.
SEA Credential (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission):
School Psychologist LIcense (valid 3 years, renewable): To be eligible, an applicant must:
- 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 a school psychologist;
- Complete a School Psychologist License Preparation Program. Those in Oregan must provide evidence of admission to and completion of a Commission-approved program. Those from out of state programs must provide evidence of completion of an approved out-of-state school psychologist program; an active and valid non-provisional school psychologist license from a NASDTEC jurisdiction, and meet the requirements for knowledge of US and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics. Completion of a specialist-level program or equivalent accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists will fulfill requirements for in state and out-of-state applicants.
- Hold a current NCSP credential
Professional (valid 5 years, renewable): To qualify, one must have three full years of licensed school psychologist experience in a 1.0 FTE assignment, or 6 full years of licensed school psychologist experience in a .50 - .99 FTE assignment. The years of school psychologist experience do not have to be earned consecutively.
To be eligibile, an applicant must:
- Meet and complete the requirements for the School Psychologist LIcense
- Meet the license requirements of five years of qualifying licensed school psychology experience in at least a ,50 FTE assignment;
- Complete an advanced professional education program as evidenced by the NCSP, completion of an administrative licensure for building level leadership, doctorate degree in schoo, clinical, or counseling psychology, or other acceptable advanced coursework or assessment approved by the Executive Diredctor or the Director of Licensure.
Continuing Education Requirements:
School Psychology License: 25 hours per year of continuing professional development and no criminal activity (beyond minor traffic violation) or serious ethics violations. Renew after 3 years.
Professional: 25 hours per year of continuing professional development and no criminal activity (beyond minor traffic violation) or serious ethics violations. Renew after 5 years.
Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. School psychologists with the SEA credential may also provide contracted services in schools. The Oregon TSPC has recently updated the scope of practice which can be temporarily reviewed as a pdf until the website is updated.
The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. The Board of Psychology Examiners licenses the private practice of psychology in the state. No person working in the schools shall use a title containing words derived from psychology, claim to be a psychologist, or 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.
SEA website: http://www.tspc.state.or.us
Psychology board website: http://www.oregon.gov/OBPE/index.shtml