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  • Authorization Through Military Training or Assignment
    Administrative rules were filed by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency and effective on April 3, 2014
    Certificate and Order for Filing Temporary Administrative Rules​
    Supplemental Application for Authorization to Practice through Military Training or Experience Equivalency WORD | PDF
    Supplemental Application for Authorization to Practice for Military Spouse or Domestic Partner WORD | PDF​
  • Earlobe Piercers Can Now Renew

    Passage of SB 107​ by the 2013 Legislature created an earlobe piercing filed of practice under the Board of Body Art Practitioners separate from the body piercing field of practice. Prior to January 1, 2014, earlobe piercing licenses were issued on a temporary basis for a single year. Earlobe piercers holding licenses may now be issued a permanent license valid for one year which may be renewed annually, if the license is renewed before it becomes inactive. Renewal information will be mailed to current temporary earlobe piercing license holders approximately 45 days before the license becomes inactive.

    An individual who does not renew his or her temporary earlobe piercing license before the license becomes inactive must reapply, pay all required fees and meet all qualification requirements for a permanent earlobe piercing license, including passing the Client Care and Safety Sanitation and Infection Control Examination.

    Renewal Application

    Online Renewal

    Application Form​

  • "Tool Kit" Provides Diverse Resources for Body Piercing, Tattooing

    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency has produced a "tool kit" incorporating fact sheets, sample materials, a video tutorial and other resources to assist licensees in complying with new requirements and to promote client health and safety.

    (Photo at right is a steam integrator, which is required to be used in each autoclaved load/cycle to monitor the essential conditions of steam sterilization.)

    Body piercing, tattooing tool kit

    Health and safety video tutorial

  • Think Smart About Body Art

    Piercing Thoughts Public Education Campaign

    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) , in collaboration with the Board of Body Art Practitioners, continues to ask consumers to "think smart about body art."

    How? A good start is reviewing the information in the two brochures featured in the public education campaign, Piercing Thoughts. The brochures provide good tips to stay safe and healthy during and after your body art experience.

    Piercing Thoughts public education campaign

  • OHLA Highlights Legislation Affecting Agency, Professions

    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) highlights legislation that passed in this year's Oregon Legislative Assembly affecting the agency and its regulated professions in the latest issue of Licensing Line, the agency's electronic news update.

    Among other news items in this third legislative edition of Licensing Line in 2013, OHLA will be moving to the Oregon Health Authority in July 2014.

  • Licensees Required to Notify OHLA of Changes to Licensing Information within 30 Days

    Licensees must notify the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) within 30 days of any changes to their licensing information, including but not limited to name and address changes, employment status and work location, telephone numbers, and closure or sale of a business facility or practice. The notification must be in writing and submitted within 30 calendar days. Address or employment changes

    For legal name changes, licensees must provide additional documentation and complete a Customer Information Update Form (see link below).

    Name change documentation requirements

    Customer Information Update Form on the OHLA Forms page

    Notification requirements

  • OHLA Now Accepting Specialty Body Piercing Applications

    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) is now accepting applications for specialty body piercing, including specialty
    trainees, supervisors and license applicants. Please note that specialty piercing is prohibited in Oregon if an individual does not have the appropriate specialty level one or two piercing license.

    OHLA is also proposing changes to Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for specialty body piercing that would eliminate theory hours of education/training and eliminate the written examination for specialty piercing. OHLA has adopted temporary rules that eliminate theory hours and the written examination for specialty piercing effective April 1, 2013.

    Proposed and temporary rules

  • Think Smart About Body Art

    Piercing Thoughts Public Education Campaign

    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) , in collaboration with the Board of Body Art Practitioners, continues to ask consumers to "think smart about body art."

    How? A good start is reviewing the information in the two brochures featured in the public education campaign, Piercing Thoughts. The brochures provide good tips to stay safe and healthy during and after your body art experience.

    Piercing Thoughts public education campaign

OHLA Resources Current Topics

​​Online License Renewal

Renew computerIt's secure, speedy and saves you a stamp! OHLA's online renewal feature is part of our ongoing efforts to provide customer service excellence and a streamlined regulatory environment.

Consumers Find Help at OHLA 

Consumer HelpIf you can't resolve a problem or issue with a practitioner of one of the health and related professions OHLA regulates, we can help. 

Check a License Holders Status

Oregon License
Check our online database or to see if a professional is licensed or has been subject to disciplinary action (license suspension, probation or revocation).

News You Can Use

Central issues
Learn about openings on OHLA's volunteer citizen boards and access agency publications and OHLA's online newsletter, Licensing Line.
Subscribe to Licensing Line, a free e-mail newsletter

Search Statewide Licensing Database

Find information and requirements for all Oregon licenses, certifications, permits and registrations in a single source, including those not overseen by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency.

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Board Recruitment

 
Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? OHLA-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire. 
 

​Stay Informed: Get on th​​e OHLA Contact List

Professions
Stay updated on developments of the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) and regulated professions by signing up to receive updates on licensing and regulatory issues, including meeting notices. 

Catch the Latest Regulatory News in Licensing Line 

Licensing Line
Access the latest issue of OHLA's newsletter, Licensing Line, featuring news of the agency and regulated professions. Licensing Line covers the diverse issues OHLA addresses in collaboration with multiple volunteer citizen boards. You can also sign up to be a Licensing Line subscriber.​

Flu Facts: Get Informed, Stay​ Healthy 

Flu
Protect yourself, your family and your co-workers by getting vaccinated and staying informed. The fewer of us who get sick from either seasonal influenza or pandemic H1N1 influenza, the more we can reduce the impact in our schools and workplaces. Visit the state's flu website or call the state hotline at 1-800-978-3040.

 

Tattooing License Renewal Made Easy 

Tattoo

 

Is your tattooing license up for renewal?