The NEW BLSW Online
Renewal System is ready for business!
Online Renewals are Here. Click this LINK to log in and renew.
Online renewals are now the only way to renew. Please do not renew by sending documentation to the board office, or sending a check. You may pay by Visa, MasterCard, debit, or electronic check.
Continuing Education must be complete prior to the end of your renewal month. Renewal dates have not and will not change. Your renewal date is the end of your birth month. You are responsible for remembering when it is time for you to renew. Your expiration, or grace period month is the first of your next renewal cycle. Any continuing education taken during this month will need to be claimed for the next renewal. We will send out notices beginning on the 15th of the month prior to your renewal. However, we cannot control your receipt of these email, or the filtering of your email provider. If you do not receive a notice, it is not a reason not to renew. It is not a required communication, it is a courtesy. Once your license or certification is open to renewal, you will notice the license renewal tab open up on your dashboard.
If you are planning to change your status, you must do that on your dash board's status change tab BEFORE your begin the renewal. If you start the renewal, you will not be able to change your status until after you renew, and you will be charged the non refundable fee for the license you renew. Allow yourself time to report any required continuing education before you renew. Change of status should be done at least a month before you renew.
It is important to note, that your dashboard and license information reflects the EXPIRATION date not the renewal date. Your renewal date is ALWAYS the end of the month of your birthdate.
How to set up your Licensing Portal If You Have Not Already
Here are instructions on How To Create Your Licensee Portal for your reference.
Please be aware that you will need to enter your email
address to start the process. If the system does not recognize your email, you
will need to use your alternate email which also received this notice. If the
system does not recognize either of your emails, call Tracy or Wende at 503
378-5735 or email at Oregon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are expecting a high call volume, so please make sure you try both
emails before calling. You will have the opportunity to change to
your preferred email.
Once you have created the portal, you will be able to renew
your license,. Simply follow the steps. When you have completed the renewal
process and paid the renewal fees, the license will be available for you to
download and print. We will not send a copy of your renewed license.
Please note, in some cases, the board staff will need to review your renewal
before it is approved and available to print.
As a part of the new renewal system you will need to upload
your continuing education certificates. You will not be able to complete your
renewal without uploading the certificates, so please locate your certificates
and have them available as you begin.
Processing of Renewals
The online renewal process and renewal dates have not changed. All renewals will need to be processed in order to pay the renewal fees. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN INVOICE DUE UNTIL AFTER YOU PROCESS YOUR RENEWAL. All licensees who are due for continuing education will need to enter and submit all activities prior to completing the renewal. Please see the continuing education page for further updates and changes with continuing education activities.
Status Change Requests
Under the new system, you are allowed to change your status at anytime. If it is your renewal time, you will need to complete the status change first, in order to pay the new status renewal fee. The status change must be approved and processed prior to starting, or accessing your current renewal. Once the renewal tab is opened or accessed, your license no longer is eligible to change until after the renewal is paid and processed.
Remember that the continuing education requirement is for the past two year period, as you are claiming for the activities you participated in during that time. Your status change will only affect the fee amount for the change period. The CE requirement will be changed going forward. If you are reactivating, or changing to a more active status, your status change will be referred to board staff for review and you will be provided with conditions of the status change. You may be asked to submit continuing education, additional fees, and in rare cases a supervision plan.
Renewal fees are not refundable, so when changing status to a status with a lower fee, you will not be refunded for the higher amount. Make sure your status is changed before renewing. For example. If you renew as active, and decide to change your status to inactive the active fee you paid is not refundable. Your next renewal will be at the inactive fee.
Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates" Tab.
Returning to Active or Semi-Retired From Inactive
Request to return to practice by submitting a status change request through your portal.