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  • Expedited Licensing available for Military
     
    Temporary administrative rules were adopted to implement an expedited process for indivdiuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a prfoession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800.
     
    Rules were also adopted to implement 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​
  • Written exams just got more convenient

    Written exams offered in more places, at more 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

  • Specializing in the Fitting and Sale of Hearing Aids
    Hearing aid specialists recommend, select or adapt hearing aids and may alter, adjust or reconstruct hearing aid specifications for functionality, such as taking ear impressions for proper fit.
     
    A hearing aid is defined under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 694.015(3)​ as any prosthetic instrument or device designed for or represented as aiding, improving or correcting defective human hearing and any parts, attachments or accessories of such an instrument or device.
     
    Hearing aids are not, however, devices for treating or correcting hearing impairment that are surgically implanted, such as cochlear implants.
  • Let's Be Clear: Accuracy Is Key in Hearing Aid Advertising

    Hearing aid specialists should be careful to accurately represent the services they provide and the credentials they hold, whether it is online, in a printed phone directory or on a business card. Not complying with requirements concerning advertising is subject to a possible civil fine or other disciplinary action.

    Consumers may also find the article linked to below useful in clarifying the different types of hearing health professionals and how they may represent themselves.

    Advertising requirements and tips for staying in compliance

  • Hearing Aid Specialist Education, Training Requirements Increase

    Effective 8/17/2012, hearing aid specialists must obtain 520 hours of practical training and complete the Internal Hearing Society's Distance Learning Program for Professionals in Hearing Health Sciences.

    The new requirements more than double the number of practical training hours hearing aid specialists must take before being able to independently provide services to the public.

    More information

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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.