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To maintain licensure, a standard or specialty body piercer license holder must complete a minimum of 10 hours of satisfactory continuing education every year.
Electrologists are required to complete eight hours of continuing education annually, either as one unit or combination of units.
Satisfactory continuing education courses must be obtained as follows:
- Five hours (four for electrologists) must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by:
- Institutions or programs accredited by a federally recognized accrediting agency;
- Institutions or programs approved by an agency within the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission's Private Career Schools Licensing Unit;
- An organization offering continuing medical education opportunities, including Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education;
- Any additional board approved professional organization, or association, hospital, or health care clinic offering continuing education related to subject matter outlined in 331-900-0085(4) (for Body Piercers), 331-910-0055(4) (for Electrologist), or 331-915-0055(4) (for Tattooist).
- Five hours (four for electrologists) may be self-study which may include the following:
- Correspondence courses including online courses
- Review of publications, textbooks, printed material, or audio cassette(s)
- Viewing of films, videos, or slides
Below are examples of some types of courses that would qualify for CE under certain approved course of study categories for each of the licensed professions:
Body Piercing - OAR 331-900-0005(3)(f) - Ethics and legalities, (h) – Client consultation, and (j) Discretionary related to body piercing.
Electrology - OAR 331-910-0005(13) - Professional ethics and business practices.
Tattooing - OAR 331-915-0005(4)(h) - Client services, and (i) Business operations.
Self help courses to develop better licensee/client relations such as; Strengthening Your People Skills in the Workplace, How to Be an Outstanding Communicator, How to Handle Conflict and Confrontation, How to Handle Personality Clashes in the Workplace; Developing Your Emotional Intelligence to Deal Effectively with Clients, Ethical Conduct and Clients, Ethical Conduct at the Workplace.
Business development courses such as; Accounting Courses; Marketing; Bookkeeping; Computer Labs/Workshops; How to Build Strategic Thinking Skills; Effective Goal-Setting & Planning Skills; Building a Positive, Motivated, and Cooperative Team; Managing Multiple Priorities and Projects; Thinking Outside the Lines in Business; E-Mail and Business Writing Workshops; Business Communications, Business Ethics Across Cultures.
Below are examples of publications that would qualify for self-study CE credit for Body Piercers. These examples include, but are not limited to:
Running the Gauntlet, by Jim Ward; Spirit + Flesh, by Fakir Musafar; A Brief History of the Evolution of Body Adornment in Western Culture: Ancient Origins and Today, by Blake Perlingieri; Re/Search: Modern Primitives, by V. Vale and Andrea Juneau; Marks of Civilization, by Arnold Rubin; Return of the Tribal, by Rufus C. Camphausen; and The Piercing Bible—The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing, by Elayne Angel.
Attestation, Audits, and Other Requirements
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- A licensee must report compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal document.
- A licensee may carry up to eight continuing education hours forward to the next renewal cycle.
- Continuing education requirements must be met every year, even if the license is inactive or suspended.
- A licensee must maintain proof of continuing education for five years following the date of the continuing education hours obtained, for auditing purposes.
- Misrepresentation of continuing education or failing to met continuing education requirements or documentation may result in disciplinary action, including civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
- A select percentage of licenses will be audited to verify compliance with continuing education requirements.
- Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education.
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- Evidence of successful completion of the required continuing education must include the following:
- Name of continuing education sponsor/provider;
- Course agenda – including the date of the training and breakdown of hours for each agenda item, lunch and breaks;
- Course outline – including a detailed summary of each topic discussed and the learning objective or training goal of each agenda item; The content of the course must have a direct relationship between the course training and subject matter related to the approved course of study categories for each of the licensed professions;
- Background resume of speakers or instructors; and
- Documentation of attendance or successful course completion Examples include certificate, transcript, sponsor statement or affidavit attesting to attendance, and diploma.
- Documentation substantiating the completion of continuing education through self-study must show a direct relation to subjects outlined in each field of practice's education and training, be submitted on forms provided by the agency and include the following:
- Name of sponsor or source, type of study, description of content, date of completion and duration in clock hours
- Name of approved correspondence courses or national home study issues
- Name of publications, textbooks, printed material or audiocassettes, including date of publication, publisher, and ISBN issued.
- Name of films, videos, or slides, including date of production, name of sponsor or producer and catalog number.
- If documentation of continuing education is invalid or incomplete, the licensee has 30 calendar days from the date of the deficiency notice to correct the deficiency and submit further documentation of completion of the required continuing education.
- Misrepresentations of continuing education or failure to complete continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.
When using the electronic CE Pre-approval Request Form below, please complete the form and save the completed form as a Word .doc document for your records. (Word .doc format will ensure compatibility with our application).
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Click on the email address in the upper right corner address block, attach the form and all required supporting documentation to the email and send. Please include the following items as attachments to your request:
- Course agenda or outline (Including the breakdown of hours for each agenda item).
- Course content (description of each agenda item listed in the request, including the topic(s) discussed and the objective or training goal of each agenda item).
- Background resume of speakers or instructors.
- Method of recording or reporting attendance or successful course completion (e.g., certificate, transcript, sponsor affidavit of attendance, diploma, etc).
Continuing Education Approval Request Form
Body Piercer Self-Study Verification (PDF)
Electrologist Self-Study Verification (PDF)
Tattoo Artist Self-Study Verification (PDF)
No Credit: Current CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Training
Any requirement of holding a current certification in CPR, first aid and/or blood borne pathogens training is in addition to any required CE course training needed to renew a license. Hours required to obtain certification in these courses do not qualify as, and will not be considered as, CE hours.
Electrology CE Credits for Bloodborne Pathogens Training (Electrology Only)
Bloodborne pathogens training must be compliant with U.S. Federal guidelines 29 CFR 1910.1030. This course may be obtained through hands-on, online or blended course instruction.
Approved CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Providers PDF