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  • Changes to office hours and more
    Minor changes to office hours took effect on July 1, 2014. New office hours are:
    Monday 8am-4:30pm
    Tuesday 9am-4:30pm
    Wednesday thru Friday 8am-4:30pm
    Also effective July 1, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency began transitioning to an office of the Oregon Health Authority. Please expect to see a change in business name to “Health Licensing Office.”
  • The Future of Esthetics in Oregon
    The Board of Cosmetology (Board) appointed a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) to provide consultation to the Health Licensing Office and the Board regarding advanced esthetic procedures, training, education and supervision. The RAC disbanded after three meetings realizing that in order to advance esthetics in Oregon a legislative change may need to be made. A final report of the RAC was drafted by HLO and subsequently several stakeholders within the medical and esthetic industry formulated an Ad Hoc Committee and drafted a summary regarding advanced esthetics and laser certification. 
    In order to provide some guidance to certified estheticians HLO created a Frequently Asked Questions sheet regarding the scope of practice for esthetics, use of title and the complaint process.
  • Expedited Licensing available for Military
    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17 allowing for an expedited process for individuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a profession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800.
    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17 allowing for an expedited process to obtain an authorization to practice for military spouses or domestic partners as required by 2013 House Bill 2027.
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Training or Experience Equivalency WORD | PDF
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Spouse or Domestic Partner WORD | PDF​
  • Providing cosmetology services within a hospital, long term care or residential facility​
    Practice clarification: What criteria must be met in order to qualify for exemption under ORS 690.025(3) relating to providing cosmetology services within a hospital, long term care or residential facility?

HLO Resources Current Topics

Online License Renewal

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

Consumers Find Help at HLO 

Consumer HelpIf you can't resolve a problem or issue with a practitioner of one of the health and related professions HLO 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 HLO's volunteer citizen boards and access agency publications and HLO'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 Health Licensing Office.

Resources for Facility Owners and Pract​itioners 

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The Health Licensing Office (HLO) offers the following resources to facility owners and practitioners to help you stay in compliance while protecting public health and safety and upholding professional standards. 
Self-Inspection Checklist for Facilities, Independent Contractors


Board Recruitment

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

Testing? Bri​​ng Identification, Correct Change for Parking

Applicants sitting for cosmetology examinations must
provide two forms of identification (one must be photographic). Also, if you are parking your vehicle in the Capitol Mall area, bring enough change for parking meters. Parking meter fees have recently increased from 75 cents per hour to $1.50 per hour.

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

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

Catch the Lat​est Regulatory News in Licensing Line 

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


Flu Facts: Get I​nformed, Stay​ Healthy 

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.