I think that I may move to Washington or California in the future. Will my degree and/or license transfer to another state?
December 23, 2009
The Oregon Initial I School Counseling License is valid only in Oregon. However, most states have their own process for determining licensure transfer or eligibility. Every state will have distinct requirements and expectations for school counselors, so you are encouraged to contact the state’s governing licensure body and inquire about their requirements. It is often a matter of examining the components of your training. Typically, an Oregon license will serve as a provisional license with the possibility of additional requirements.
Detailed information about each state’s requirements are available through the respective state’s licensing websites; the American School Counselor Association provides an overview on this page: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/content.asp?contentid=242
We recommend that students find out beforehand about any additional requirements in the other state of intended employment and incorporate those requirements into their Lewis & Clark program.