2014-2016 Acupuncture License Renewals
Online license renewals for acupuncturists begins April 1, 2014. Current licenses expire June 30, 2014. A $80 late fee will be assessed for any renewals not submitted and paid for prior to this date or the license will lapse.
A licensee may not practice with a lapsed license. Practicing acupuncture with a lapsed license is considered practicing acupuncture without a license, a felony offense; this may be grounds for disciplinary action.
The OMB requests license renewals to be complete by June 1, 2014 to ensure that Board staff have time to review and process them.
In May 2014, the Oregon Medical Board will conduct a random audit of Continuing Education (CE) compliance for acupuncturists. Hours must be relevant to the licensee's practice and be completed within the 2012-2014 licensing biennium. Licensees can use National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certification to fulfill the Oregon CE requirements. Staff will verify certification status directly through the certifying board.
Board staff will notify audited licensees in May 2014 by e-mail and letter. Licensees must respond to the request within 60 days with documentation of completed CE.
For additional information regarding CE requirements, including the number of hours required, acceptable CE providers, possible exemptions and penalties for failure to comply, please review the Oregon Administrative Rule on
Please review our license statuses to determine which status is most appropriate for you.
Licensees who currently have a non-practicing license status and would like to practice in Oregon must complete the reactivation process.
Licensees Outside of Oregon or Ending Oregon Practice
Planning to renew
Choose Inactive status if you do not plan to work in Oregon at this time. This status reflects the fact that you are not currently practicing medicine in Oregon.
Choose Locum Tenens status if you plan to work in Oregon intermittently but reside out of state. Locum Tenens licensees must notify the Board in writing and in advance of the date and location of any Oregon practice.
Not planning to renew
You may choose to allow your license to lapse or you may surrender or retire your license if you do not plan to return to practice in Oregon. To let your license lapse, you need take no further action. A license will lapse automatically if you fail to complete the registration form and pay the registration fee. The Board will notify you that your license has lapsed.
To surrender your license, you must notify the OMB in writing that you want to surrender your license. Use the term "surrender" in your letter. You must still complete your license renewal form. Return any and all certificates, licenses and wallet cards issued to you by the OMB.
Once your license renewal has been reviewed and approved, your certificate of registration will be sent to your mailing address on file. For this reason, it is crucial that you review all personal information in your file, including addresses, to be sure the information is current.
A renewal notification is not required for you to renew your license.
You may use our online system to renew your license and, if necessary, update your addresses in our records.
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