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  • Upcoming HLO closures for state holidays

    Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day and Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day.

    Examinations will not be offered, and licenses will not be issued on these days.

    Our regular office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Feel free to call 503-378-8667; calls will be returned the next business day. You can also email hlo.info@state.or.us.

  • Expedited licensing available for military

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17, 2014, allowing for an expedited process for individuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a profession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800.

    Permanent administrative rules became effective on September 17 allowing for 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  PDF
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Spouse or Domestic Partner  PDF
  • Earlobe piercers can now renew

    Passage of SB 107​ by the 2013 Legislature created an earlobe piercing field of practice under the Board of Body Art Practitioners separate from the body piercing field of practice. Prior to January 1, 2014, earlobe piercing licenses were issued on a temporary basis for a single year. Earlobe piercers holding licenses may now be issued a permanent license valid for one year, which may be renewed annually if the license is renewed before it becomes inactive. Renewal information will be mailed to current temporary earlobe piercing license holders approximately 45 days before the license becomes inactive.

    An individual who does not renew his or her temporary earlobe piercing license before the license becomes inactive must reapply, pay all required fees and meet all qualification requirements for a permanent earlobe piercing license, including passing the Client Care and Safety Sanitation and Infection Control Examination.


    Renewal Application

    Online Renewal

    Application Form​

  • "Toolkit" provides diverse resources for Body Piercing, Tattooing

    ​The Health Licensing Office has produced a "toolkit" incorporating fact sheets, sample materials, a video tutorial and other resources to assist licensees in complying with new requirements and to promote client health and safety.

    (Photo at right is a steam integrator, which is required to be used in each autoclaved load/cycle to monitor the essential conditions of steam sterilization.)

    Body piercing, tattooing toolkit

    Health and safety video tutorial

HLO Resources Current Topics

​​Online License Renewal

Renew computerIt's secure, speedy and saves you a stamp! HLO's online renewal feature is part of our ongoing efforts to provide customer service excellence and a streamlined regulatory environment.

Consumers Find Help at HLO

Consumer HelpIf you can't resolve a problem or issue with a practitioner of one of the health and related professions HLO regulates, we can help. 

Check a License Holder's Status

Oregon License
Check our online database or to see if a professional is licensed or has been subject to disciplinary action (license suspension, probation or revocation).

Search Statewide Licensing Database

Find information and requirements for all Oregon licenses, certifications, permits and registrations in a single source, including those not overseen by the Health Licensing Office.


Board Recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? HLO-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire. 

​Stay Informed: Get on th​​e HLO Contact List

Stay updated on developments of the Health Licensing Office (HLO) and regulated professions by signing up to receive updates on licensing and regulatory issues, including meeting notices. 

Flu Facts: Get Informed, Stay​ Healthy 

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.