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Chiropractor License Renewal

MANDATORY  Healthcare Workforce Questionnaire for DCs  

The Healthcare Workforce Questionnaire/Survey is now incorporated into the online license renewal application.  You will be directed to complete the survey within that process. 

Have Questions? 

Pursuant to ORS 676.410​

·       ALL (active and inactive) Oregon licensed chiropractors must complete the Workforce Questionnaire prior to renewing their Oregon license.  

    ·      You MUST complete the survey providing accurate information including your name, license
         number and practice location; if you do not the OBCE will not be able to issue your renewed
    ·      This questionnaire is an annual requirement at renewal.

Still more questions?  Visit the OHA website for Healthcare Workforce Reporting 

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ONLINE DC License Renewal & Address Change Application

Please read this Information Page as there are some tips and restrictions to using the application. 

May 31, 2018 - UPDATE - The problem is fixed. Click on "CLICK HERE" below.
(Again, expect to complete the OHA Healthcare Workforce Survey while in the online renewal application)

CLICK HERE​ to go directly to the Renewal Application.  

BONUS! The application is also a means to change any or all of your addresses - at ANY time, not just at renewal time! 

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License Renewal Terminology

License Status:
  • Senior Active status – To qualify for this status you must be at least 60 years of age, AND have actively practiced for 25 years or more); this status requires $315 and six (6) hours CE annually.  When a licensee qualifies for Senior Active, the OBCE will mail with the Renewal Notice/Affidavit a Senior Active application form. 
  • Regular Active status– all other licensees who wish to practice in Oregon. The license fee is $425 and the annual CE requirement is 20 hours
  • Inactive status – licensee pays $225; no CE required annually.  Licensee may NOT practice to any degree in Oregon while maintaining an inactive license.
Other Important Terms:
  • License Year – a 12-month period running from birth month to birth month
  • Renewal Date – the last day of your birth month
  • Grace Period – the 30 days immediately following your license Renewal Date (Read important information in the section below titled, "The Grace Period and Renewal Penalty").
  • Late Renewal Penalty - a $125 per week, or partial week penalty fee (Maximum: $500)
  • Expiration Date – 30 days after your Renewal Date
  • Lapsed License – 12 months after the Renewal Date. In order to practice in Oregon now, a person must re-apply (meet all current application requirements) and re-test (Oregon Specifics, and possibly National exams).
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Renewal Process - OBCE's Responsibility  

  1. The OBCE will send an EMAIL to the licensee approximately 45 days prior to the monthly renewal date with instructions and web links; this is your notice that it is time to renew. Licensees must follow up, and visit the online renewal application.  Payment will be accepted at the end of the online process. 
  2. Once the licensee has completed the Renewal questions, made payment, completed the Healthcare Workforce Survey, and if due, been fingerprinted, the OBCE will issue the renewed certificate.   

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Renewal Process - LICENSEE's Responsibility

Upon receipt of the EMAILED Renewal Notice reminder, the licensee is responsible to visit the OBCE's Online License Renewal application - https://apps.oregon.gov/application/OBCE/elicense prior to the expiration/Renewal Date.  
Each Licensee is responsible to:
  • Verify/change ALL addresses and telephone numbers on file with the OBCE
  • Provide a valid email address (mandatory)
  • Complete and verify completion of all CE requirements 
  • Truthfully answer each of the questions regarding any charges, arrests, convictions, other agency disciplinary action, or malpractice claims.
  • Digitally sign and date the Renewal Notice/Affidavit 
  • Complete the OHA Healthcare Workforce Survey 
  • Payment: Online renewal accepts VISA or Mastercard. 
  • Print your Confirmation from the Online Renewal Application and keep in your files.  
  • Be fingerprinted.  Licensees are requried to be fingerprinted every six years at renewal; you will be notified with your email renewal notice when it is time. 
  • A $125 penalty for each week or partial week is assessed for mailings after the Renewal Date.
  • If you have NOT completed your CE by your Renewal Date, DO NOT attempt to renew.  If necessary, plan to pay the Late Renewal Penalty with your license renewal fee​ when the CE hours are finished.
  • IF you want to change your License Status, READ the section below "Changing your License Status."  If afterward you have additional questions, call the OBCE at (503) 373-1579.

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Payments & Submission

License Renewal payments (VISA or Mastercard) will be accepted through the OBCE's Online Renewal Application at https://apps.oregon.gov/application/OBCE/elicense

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Senior Active Status Application Form

If a licensee is 60 years of age, AND has been practicing at least 25 years in Oregon and/or any other states, he/she may apply for the Senior Active license status.  The fee is reduced and the number of continuing education credits required is reduced.  Licensees need to fill out the form once, and future renewals will default to this status.

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Changing your License Status   

Licensees may change their license status at any time.  If you are considering "dropping" your license, you may want to consider initially changing your license status to Inactive (with a $225 fee and no CE) rather than dropping it completely (letting it lapse).  If you drop your Oregon license, you will be required to re-apply and re-test after 12 months have lapsed.

** Regardless, of which status you are changing, both require the full license fee, upated contact information, completion of the OHA Healthcare Workforce Survey, and possibly fingerprinting.**
Active TO Inactive (not practicing at all)
  1. Complete renewal questions and pay inactive fee - $225. 
  2. Contact the OBCE and provide a written notice as to where the patient files will be stored, and how patients may access them. (The OBCE is not a repository, but a resource for the patient.) 
Inactive TO Active (See NOTE below if you have maintained an inactive license for five or more years.) 
  1. Complete the renewal questions and pay active fee - $425, unless you qualify for Senior Active - $315  (see terminology above) 
  2. With this change in status, you must submit to the OBCE
  • Proof of completed CE hours (including any specific hrs the OBCE may have designated within the current calendar year); the number of hours are determined by the active status for which you qualify, and
  • A license verification from another state where you may have practiced at least one of the past five years while you maintained your inactive Oregon license. The verification must state whether the license was active, is in good-standing and whether there is, or has been, any disciplinary action against your license prior to the date of your status change.
In addition to the above requirements, you must complete the Healthcare Workforce Questionnaire, be fingerprinted if due, and submit any board mandated CE.

If a licensee has maintained an Oregon Inactive license for five or more years, he/she must submit proof of competence with their request to change status.

You must maintain an active license regardless of the number of hours you intend to practice.

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The "Grace" Period and Late Renewal Penalty

As defined in the Terminology above, the Grace Period is the 30 days immediately following your Renewal Date.
The "grace" given to you by the Board is that you MAY practice during this period, however, for failing to renew in a timely manner, you will be assessed the $125  late renewal fee per week, or partial week,.  The fee begins at the 1st day of the grace period, and if not renewed, will accrue until the maximum of $500 is reached. 
IF you are submitting your Renewal Notice & CE Affidavit during the grace period, you will automatically be assessed the Late Renewal Penalty.  Your license will not be issued until the full payment is received
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