Licensing

Every actively licensed Oregon optometrist must ensure continuous CPR certification. After initial licensure, online CPR courses are acceptable to the Board. At initial licensure a skills and knowlege based CPR course is required.

Oregon law requires BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification as a condition of optometry license renewal. A copy of the current CPR card must be submitted with each license renewal application. 

A CPR course is not considered continuing optometric education and no COE credit is given for CPR certification. The Oregon Administrative Rule which applies to CPR certification requirements for AT and ATI certification is OAR 852-080-0040(2)(e).