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The State of Oregon's Health Licensing Office (HLO), part of the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division, is a central licensing and regulatory office that oversees multiple health and related professions. HLO protects the health, safety and rights of Oregon consumers by ensuring only qualified applicants are authorized to practice. HLO reviews and approves applicant qualifications, conducts examinations, inspects thousands of licensed facilities and independent contractors, responds to and investigates consumer complaints, and disciplines licensees who are found in violation of state requirements.

To that end, HLO works with 14 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.

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Health Care Practitioners and Interested Parties Needed to Serve on Rules Advisory Committee

​The Health Licensing Office and the Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians are currently seeking two Health Care Practitioners along with other interested parties to serve as subject matter experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for advanced esthetics.

Upcoming HLO closures due to 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, Feb. 19, 2018, for Presidents' Day

Cosmetology Examinations will be Offered in Spanish and Vietnamese

​​Effective Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be providing the Cosmetology field of practice examinations (i.e. barbering, hair design, nail technology, and esthetics), and the Oregon Laws and Rules examination in Spanish and Vietnamese.

2018 Hearing Aid Specialist practical exam dates announced

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) administers a final practical exam for individuals seeking licensure as hearing aid specialists. The exam is administered quarterly at the Red Lion Hotel in Salem, Oregon. The 2018 exam dates are:

April 5, 2018 (apply by March 5, 2018)

July 19, 2018 (apply by June 19, 2018)

Oct. 4, 2018 (apply by Sept. 4, 2018)

Red Lion Hotel

3301 Market St. NE

Salem, OR 97301

For more information, see the licensure information page

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