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Oregon Administrative Rules and Statutes

Here you can find links to the rules and statutes that give the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and the state agency it oversees the authority and guidance to carry out our work for Oregonians. Oregon Revised Statutes are Oregon laws established by the Oregon Legislature, and Oregon Administrative Rules are established by the Commission and are related to the implementation or interpretation of state laws, among other matters.

You can also learn more about our key areas of responsibility (drawn rule rules and statutes) on the pages below.

Oregon Revised Statutes Pertaining to the HECC

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) incorporate all laws and changes to laws enacted by the Oregon Legislative Assembly. The ORS are published every two years. The primary statutes pertaining to the HECC are found in the following volumes.

Volume 9:

Volume 14:

  • ORS 660 Apprenticeship and Training, Workforce Development

Oregon Administrative Rules Pertaining to the HECC

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are "any agency directive, standard, regulation, or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of any agency," (ORS 183.310(9)). Agencies can adopt, amend, repeal or renumber rules temporarily or permanently by following procedures outlined in the Oregon Attorney General's Administrative Law Manual. 

The HECC OARs can be found in the following chapters. Note: each chapter below has multiple divisions related to programs and activities of the HECC. Open the chapter link below to find a list of the divisions and links to their rules.

Public Hearings on Proposed Oregon Administrative Rule Changes

Proposed rule changes are open for public comment and input for a specified period of time.

More information about OARs and the process can be found on the Oregon Secretary of State website.