10 hours of CE each year
Denturists are required to obtain at least 10 hours of continuing education each year to maintain their license. Subject matter must be related specifically to the following:
- the practice of denture technology
- laws and rules regulating denturists
- science related dental practices
- health care related infection control or medical emergencies, ethics, or business practices
Continuing education requirements apply whether the applicant renewing is living or working within Oregon or outside of the state so long as Oregon licensure is maintained. Continuing education is required for renewal, each year, even if the denturist license has been in inactive status.
Licensees must attest they have met continuing education requirements at the time of renewal and are subject to periodic audits.
Denturists must maintain proof of participation in required continuing education for a period of two years following renewal.
A licensee may carry up to 10 continuing education hours forward to the next renewal cycle.
Continuing education providers and methods
Continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at an educational meeting, workshop, symposium, seminar or course provided by one or more of the following institutions or organizations:
- an institution of higher education accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
- the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- the State Board of Higher Education
- the Oregon State Denturist Association
- the National Denturist Association
- other professional organizations or associations where subject matter meets continuing education requirements
Continuing education relating to subject matter listed above may also be obtained through teaching a course sponsored by a provider (provided that no more than half the required hours be in teaching).
Self-attestation and audits
Licensees must attest, or declare, they have met continuing education requirements upon license renewal and are subject to periodic audits specified in OAR 331-415-0020.
Applicants for license renewal must submit the completed renewal form, with their signature affixed as attestation to completion of required continuing education hours. Documentation of continuing education hours earned must be provided to the agency only when selected for audit.
HLO will audit a select percentage of licenses periodically. Practitioners notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation must submit to the agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education.
Documentation of a certificate of completion of attendance at a program or course provided by the sponsor must include:
- Name of sponsoring institution/association or organization
- Title of presentation and description of content
- Name of instructor or presenter
- Date of attendance and duration in hours
- Course agenda
- Official transcript, diploma, certificate, statement or affidavit from the sponsor, attesting to attendance
If documentation of continuing education is invalid or incomplete, the licensee must correct the deficiency within 30 calendar days from the date of notice. Failure to correct the deficiency within the prescribed time shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action.
Misrepresentation of continuing education or failing to meet continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of a license.
To obtain pre-approval of continuing education courses please submit a completed continuing education approval request form (below) to the Health Licensing Office (HLO).
Continuing Education Approval Request Form
CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens Training
Blood borne pathogen courses must be compliant with U.S. Federal guidelines 29 CFR 1910.1030.
CPR, first aid and blood borne pathogens training may be obtained through hands-on, online or blended course instruction.
Approved CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Providers