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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​
  • 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?

  • Natural Hair Care
    During the 2013 Legislative Session HB 3409 passed creating the Natural Hair Care field of practice under the Board of Cosmetology. Obtaining a Natural Hair Care certification will allow individuals to perform many services such as braiding and hair extensions through the use of hands or simple devices. Individuals certified in Natural Hair Care are prohibited from using penetrating chemical hair treatments. 

    Complete information regarding Natural Hair care

    Frequently Asked Questions about Natural Hair Care
  • Facility Owner Must Be A "Natural Person"

    Starting January 1, 2013, all facility owners must be a "natural person," defined as a "live, individual human being." All facilities must designate a natural person as the owner on renewals for existing facilities and on the application for new facilities.

    To assist licensees and to clarify the new requirement, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) has produced a question-and-answer fact sheet. The fact sheet also provides scenarios meant to further clarify how businesses can comply with the new requirement.

    Natural person facility owner fact sheet

  • Rules Advisory Committee Appointment Information

    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (Agency) received many applications from qualified individuals willing to serve on the Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for esthetics. The Agency appreciates and thanks everyone for their willingness to serve.

    The Agency is still seeking to fill two vacant public member positions on the committee. Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled. Please submit completed applications to Samie Patnode at samie.patnode@state.or.us.

    Rules Advisory Committee Announcement​

    Rules Advisory Committee Overview

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.

Resources for Facility Owners and Pract​itioners 

Hair design
The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) 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

 
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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. 
 

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 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 Lat​est 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 I​nformed, 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.