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2017-18 Scholarship Program

Thanks to funding from the Oregon Community Foundation's Betty Gray Early Childhood Development Endowment Fund, 2017-18 Scholarship Program awards are available.  Visit our Oregon Statewide Scholarship Program page for an application with complete program details.

Oregon Registry Steps Requirements

In 2015, requirements for achieving Oregon Registry Steps on the Degree, Credential, Certificate (DCC) Pathway and College Course Credit (CCC) Pathway changed.  When you apply using either of these pathways, you may need credits in Human Growth & Development (HGD), Learning Environments & Curriculum (LEC), and Understanding & Guiding Behavior (UGB).

We phased in these changes over the course of 2015 and 2016 because we understand college credits in UGB are less common than in HGD and LEC.  After evaluating the impact of these changes and with input from the Oregon Professional Development Committee,  we have adopted the standard beginning January 1, 2017, any combination of HGD and UGB (Steps 7.5-8, CCC) or HGD, LEC, and UGB (Steps 8.5 and up) will be accepted.

To learn more about the Oregon Registry Steps, see the updated and redesigned Oregon Registry Steps document. This document permanently replaces the 2015 Oregon Registry Steps document.

Your Oregon Registry Step certificate now accessible at myORO

Did you know you can print your Oregon Registry Step certificate online?  Login to Oregon Registry Online, click “My training,” then select “Professional development statement.”  Click “Step Certificate PDF” under ACTIONS to the left and your certificate will be downloaded for printing.

Education Award Changes

Changes to the Oregon Registry Education Awards occurred in early 2016.  The Education Award amounts introduced in 2016 are listed at Education Awards.  Second education awards granted for personnel working in QRIS Star Rated programs have been discontinued.

Oregon Registry Step Fee waiver continued

Great news! The $10 Oregon Registry Step application fee will continue to be waived!

Remember, an application is still needed for an Oregon Registry Step 3 or higher.  Oregon Registry Step applications can be found at Forms and Resources.