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If your Oregon nursing license or nursing assistant certificate is active, or has been expired fewer than 60 days, you may apply to renew your license or certificate.
What happens next: Once we receive your completed application and payment, we will begin processing your application. You will receive an email from us once your license/certificate has been renewed.
Refund Policy: You may pay by credit card only. Fees submitted as part of the application process are not refundable, per ORS 678.410(2). Be certain that you intend to complete the process before submitting your payment. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, or there is an error in your payment, please call our Customer Service Center at 971-673-0685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your Oregon nursing license or nursing assistant certificate has been expired for 61 days or more, you may apply to reactivate (please see applications for specific requirements) your license or certificate:
What happens next: After you submit your application and payment, you will receive an email from the OSBN with instructions on how to complete the fingerprinting process for your national criminal background check. More information about Oregon’s digital fingerprint system: Frequently Asked Questions about fingerprinting.
Reactivation Fees and Refund Policy
If your Oregon nursing license has been expired for 61 days or more, and you cannot meet the practice hour requirement (960 hours within five years), you must complete an a nurse re-entry program while under limited licensure in order to be eligible to reactivate your license.
For more information, please contact the OSBN office at 971-673-0685.
If your CNA certificate has been expired 61 – 730 days, and you cannot meet the work hour requirement, you must apply to reactivate your CNA by taking and passing the CNA competency examination.
What happens next: After you submit your application and payment, you will receive:
Note for Applicants:
CNA Exam Fees and Refund Policy
If your CNA certificate has been expired more than two years, you must complete a new nursing assistant training program and then apply to retake the competency examination to reactivate your certificate.
If your CMA certificate has been expired more than two years, you must complete a new medication aide training program, and then apply to retake the competency examination to reactivate your certificate.
CMA Exam Fees and Refund Policy
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