THE RULES CHANGE NOVEMBER 1, 2013! The renewal fee is increased to $75 and a Grace Period has been created with fines! Read the NEW language HERE.
The Renewal Notice & CE Affidavit - ALL CA licenses expire July 31.
The OBCE mails the Chiropractic Assistant Renewal Notice and Affidavit to CAs by June 1 each year. By default, the Notice is mailed to the last-known employment address; otherwise, if none is on file, it is mailed to the CA's home address.
The Notice is an "Invoice to Pay" the $75 renewal fee to the OBCE and an affidavit which states that the CA has completed the required hours of Continuing Education. The CA must sign the Affidavit prior to returning it and the payment to the OBCE; however, do NOT sign and date the Affidavit until you have completed your CE!
IF you misplace the Renewal Notice and Affidavit that was mailed to you, or you did not receive it all, you may download the form here: Renewal Notice for CAs.
Grace Period (eff. 11-1-13)
A 30 day grace period now exists (August 1 through August 31) immediately following the July 31 expiration date whereupon the chiropractic assistant may continue to practice. Any chiropractic assistant who has not renewed by September 1st, must cease practice.
A certificate that is not renewed on time (by July 31) may not be renewed except:
(a) Upon written application and payment to the board of the renewal fee plus a delinquent fee of $25 for renewals submitted between August 1st and August 31st of each year;
(b) Upon written application and payment to the board of the renewal fee plus a delinquent fee of $50 for renewals submitted on September 1st or later; and
(c) Upon compliance with or exemption from the requirements of ORS 684.092.
A chiropractic assistant has up to one year following their July 31 renewal date to renew and reinstate their certificate upon meeting the provisions of (a) through (c) above. After 12 months, a person must restart the application process.
Continuing Education - SIX HOURS required
Remember, continuing education should be completed between August 1 (last year) and July 31 (this year). Do NOT wait until you receive your Renewal Notice & CE Affidavit to start looking for qualified seminars. CAs who licensed THIS YEAR between March 1 and May 31 are exempt from the CE requirement and their renewal notice will reflect this exemption; the $75 fee is still due!
ALWAYS get documentation verifying that you attended/completed the CE activity from the sponsor of the program.
Use the OBCE's website to find continuing education options throughout the year. As noted on the site, the programs listed are not exclusive; if you find another program that interests you, feel free to contact the OBCE to find out if the program qualifies for CE credit (or read the CE Oregon
administrative rule 811-015-0025).
Payment & Mailing
Acceptable payment is by check, money order, or cashier's check, or debit/credit card. If paying by credit card (use this Credit Card Authorization form)
Send your payment AND your Renewal Notice & Affidavit to the OBCE's Administrative Office in Salem:
OBCE, 3218 Pringle Road, SE, Suite 150 Salem, OR 97302-6311