Examination Retake Requirements

For State-Prepared Written Examinations

To provide a standardized process for all regulated professions when applicants for licensure fail state-prepared written qualifying examinations for licensure, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) has established the following requirements:

  • After first failed attempt – applicant may not retake until the agency’s next business day

  • After second failed attempt – applicant may not retake until the agency’s next business day

  • After third failed attempt – applicant may not retake until the agency’s next business day

  • After fourth failed attempt – applicant may not retake for seven calendar days

  • After fifth failed attempt – applicant may not retake for seven calendar days

  • After sixth failed attempt – applicant may not retake for seven calendar days

  • After seventh failed attempt – ability to retake, requirements for retake, or both, will be determined by the agency or appropriate board or council on a case-by-case basis

This requirement does not apply to professions that already have examination retake requirements.