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First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens Training During COVID-19 Emergency

This communication is for those professions overseen by the Health Licensing Office which require First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens (or any mix of these as stated in Oregon Administrative Rule) for initial licensure/certification/registration (authorization), or for those needing to obtain recertification to renew your authorization:

During the Governor’s declared state of emergency due to COVID-19, the requirement to be certified to gain your initial authorization or to renew your authorization remains in place, however; the hands-on skill competency assessment by a qualified instructor can be waived and you are allowed to take all required courses online. If available, courses can still be taken in person if you are able to be in compliance with the Governor’s executive orders when doing so.

If you need to obtain your First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens certification (or any mix of these), or get recertified, please refer to our approved provider list to inquire if these organizations are able to provide you with an online course or a remote-in option with an instructor.

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Practitioner information

The following regulated profession is overseen by the Advisory Council on Hearing Aids. Learn more about applying for a license, associated fees, laws, rules and more by following the link below:

Consumer Information

The following information is provided for consumers or potential consumers of hearing aids.

Find a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist

Use the public database of the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to find a licensed hearing aid specialist. When you access the database, it will open in a separate browser window. When there, take the following steps:

  • Board: Choose "HAS - Advisory Council on Hearing Aids"
  • License Type: Choose "P - Hearing Aid Specialist, Permanent"
  • Status: Choose "Active - Active"
  • Type in city or postal code information to find a licensed specialist by geographic area.

The database does not currently include business contact information (phone and street address). Until it does, we suggest using a print or online business directory, or conduct a web search with the specialist's name, key words "hearing aids" and the city or zip code you are looking for.

About the Council

The Advisory Council on Hearing Aids oversees the practice of hearing aid specialists in the State of Oregon. Hearing aid specialists recommend, select or adapt hearing aids and may alter, adjust or reconstruct hearing aids specifications for proper functionality, such as taking ear impressions for proper fit. The Council is composed of:

  • One physician licensed in Oregon by the Oregon Medical Board who is certified in otolaryngology (an ear, nose and throat specialist, or ENT).
  • One member who holds a clinical certification in audiology with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member in good standing with that association as well as licensed as an audiologist in Oregon by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
  • Four individuals who are licensed by HLO to dispense, or sell, hearing aids under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) Chapter 694.015 to 694.170.
  • One public member who is a consumer of hearing aids and does not possess the professional qualifications of the other members.

Terms of office are four years with the possibility of being reappointed to a second term, however; members are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

Board members

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.

Overview of HLO-regulated professions and boards
Current vacancies and how to apply

Questions?

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or sarah.e.bye@state.or.us.

For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Anne Thompson at 503-373-1904 or anne.p.thompson@state.or.us.

For board recruitment questions, contact Paige Sims at 503-373-1915 or paige.s.sims@state.or.us.

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