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HLO has moved

​The Health Licensing Office has moved to a new location in Salem: 1430 Tandem Ave., Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301. Please do not go to the Veterans Building looking for us. We're in our own space, with plenty of free parking, off Cherry Avenue now.

Update: Google Maps now recognizes our new location.​

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Practitioner information

On July 1, 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon House Bill 2796, creating a registry of licensed music therapists under the umbrella of the Health Licensing Office in the Music Therapy Program. Music therapy is an established health profession, and HB 2796 authorizes the Health Licensing Office to license qualified applicants to practice music therapy. It specifies criteria for applicants and authorizes the Office to adopt rules for licensing, qualifications, standards of practice and professional responsibility.

Music therapy is defined as "the clinical and evidence-based use of specialized music techniques to accomplish individualized goals of music therapy clients" (ORS 681.700).

Practitioner information

Learn more about how to get licensed, see laws and rules and fees and more at:

Board members

The program has no board.

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For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or

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