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Effective July 1, 2015, The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) eliminated the requirement for Essential Skills Tests (also called Basic Skills Tests) in all educator license programs. Content knowledge tests, and the ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam are still required.

All educators in Oregon must pass specific required tests to earn a license. There are two types of licensure tests required in Oregon:

  1. Content Knowledge
  2. Civil Rights Knowledge

To register for a test, please visit the appropriate website:

1) Content knowledge tests:
There is a list of subject/content areas offered for Oregon candidates on each website listed below. Please contact the program if you are uncertain about which test(s) you are required to take for the endorsement area you are seeking.

2) Civil rights knowledge test will be taken AFTER admission to the program, and prior to any fieldwork.

For additional information regarding approved licensure tests in Oregon, please visit TSPC’s test information page.