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  • New rule changes HAS late fees
    The Health Licensing Office (Office) filed proposed administrative rules for the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids with the Secretary of State Office, and they have been accepted.
    The rules, which you can read here, update the Health Licensing name (it is an Office now, not an agency), and reduce the late fee for a delinquent renewal of registration from a sliding scale to a fixed rate per year up to three years. Permanent administrative rules became effective July 1, 2015.
    Contact Anne Thompson with questions at anne.p.thompson@state.or.us or at 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320, Salem, OR 97301.
  • Frequently Asked Questions on tinnitus
    The Health Licensing Office (HLO) has received several inquiries regarding tinnitus and hearing aid specialists “treating” the condition with the new technology available in hearing aids with masking functions. The HLO has consulted with the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids and the Oregon Department of Justice.

  • Upcoming HLO closures for state holidays

    Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

    • Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day
    • Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
    • Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Day
    • Friday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day

    Examinations will not be offered, and licenses will not be issued on these days.

    Our regular office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Feel free to call 503-378-8667; calls will be returned the next business day. You can also email hlo.info@state.or.us.

  • Expedited licensing available for military

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17, 2014, 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  PDF
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Spouse or Domestic Partner  PDF
  • Want to be a hearing aid specialist?

    The office has prepared a simplified step-by-step guide for individuals coming through the training path to gain licensure as a hearing aid specialist in Oregon.

  • Written exams offered more places, times

    After April 15, 2014, the Written International Licensing Exam will be administered on computerized touch screens at authorized testing locations throughout the state. Applicants no longer have to wait for quarterly dates to take the test.

    The Oregon Laws and Rules Exam will be administered at the Salem office on a walk-in basis. This exam also will be on a touch screen and results will be available the same day.


    More information

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Online License Renewal

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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. 

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Oregon License
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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.


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

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Flu Facts: Get Informed, 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.