Oregon State Requirements

Oregon Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

The Basic Teaching License is no longer issued. Depending on the educator’s professional experience,the Basic Teaching License will be renewed as a Professional Teaching License or a Legacy Teaching License.  


Professional Teaching License: 5-year license  

The Professional Teaching License is issued to experienced teachers who have successfully demonstrated an advanced level of educator knowledge, skills, and dispositions. 

Renewal Requirements: Complete 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs) 


Legacy Teaching License: 3-year license  

The Legacy Teaching License is issued to veteran teachers to recognize their long-term employment and experience in the public schools without obliging them to meet the new advanced competency requirements of the Professional Teaching License. 

Renewal Requirements: Complete 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs)  


There are a number of ways to earn your 125 PDUs for either license renewal above. Consider these examples, and then craft your own plan. 

Example 1: SEL Focus 

5203: Social and Emotional Learning Starts with You (3 credits-90 PDUs) 

5018: Incorporating Mindfulness: Strategies to Encourage Student Focus and Awareness (2 credits-60 PDUs) 


Example 2: CRT Focus 

5111: Mindsets and Skillsets for a Culturally Responsive Classroom (3 credits-90 PDUs) 

5058: Building Strong Relationships in the Classroom: Care to Connect (2 credits-90 PDUs) 


For more information, visit the Oregon Department of Education website or this Guide to Continuing PDUs 


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To obtain the required hours, the following equivalencies shall be used:  

1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour 


1 graduate credit = 30 PDUs


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When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit. 

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Oregon license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Oregon license renewal process. See the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission website for complete OR teacher relicensure information.