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UPDATE 3/16/2020   Relating to COVID-19  

Renewing licensees, 

Unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances, you are still required to complete your continuing education requirements for renewal.  If in-person conferences or classes have been cancelled or postponed, there are online resources available to be able to fulfill those requirements.  Please see: Online CE Resources

Continuing Education Administrative Rule 811-015-0025

All licensees are responsilbe to know the administrative rule on continuing education.

For Chiropractors (DC)

Subject

​No mandates for 2019 or 2020

Hours
Due Date
Determined annually, if designated
More education info
Subject
Over-the-counter medications - 4 hours
Evidence-based outcomes management - 2 hours
​Possibly a board-mandated program (determined annually)

Eff 3/20/20 in relation to the COVID pandemic, and for 180 days, temporary rule 811-015-0024 is in effect. Note: six hours CE is still required. Read the rule for full details.

Eff 2/1/2020 Concussion training is no longer mandated.
Hours
6
Due Date
Last day of birth month (renewal date)
More education info
First year CE details and resources
Subject

​Pain management - 7 hours

Balance of 20 hours may be general subject

Hours
20
Due Date
Last day of birth month (renewal date)
More education info
Second year CE details and resources
Subject

​General subject, plus any board mandated subjects 

Hours
20
Due Date
Last day of birth month (renewal date)
More education info
Online CE Education
Subject

​General, plus any board mandated subjects

Hours
6
Due Date
Last day of birth month (renewal date)
More education info
Online CE Education
Subject

No education is required to maintain an inactive license.  If changing license status to active, or senior active, appropriate education will be due for the year and status activating. 

Hours
0
Due Date
Not applicable
More education info
Subject

​Cultural Competence CE is encouraged, but not currently  mandated; hours apply toward renewal.

Course offerings:

  1. OnlineCe
  2. Quality Interactions
  3. Portland Community College
  4. Oregon Health Authority's List of Events​
Hours
Due Date
More education info
Subject

​The Board performs random audits of continuing education.  At the time a licensee receives a request for the continuing education verifications of attendance, they must respond by submitting all proofs  of CE that were claimed at the most recent renewal. Hours must have been completed within 12 months of that renewal date. 

Licensees are responsible to submit hours equal to their license status. 

Failure to respond may result in the issuance of a citation.

Hours
Due Date
Respond within 30 days of request
More education info
OAR 811-015-0025


For Chiropractic Assistants (CA)
License Type
Assistant
Subject
​Per administrative rule 811-015-0025(5), "The Board may require specific courses as part of a licensee's annual relicensure hours for an upcoming license or certificate period."

For this calendar year 2020, there are NO other Board specific subject mandates.

* Note: This mandate would be in addition to the first renewal "Vitals" requirement for assistants.  
Hours
Due Date
Determined annually, if designated.
More education info
License Type
Assistant
Subject

Two of the required annual hours are to train the CA to take the patient's vitals. Read "More education info" below.

The remaining four hours may cover general subjects related to the assistant's scope of practice. 

Here is a list of Live and Online continuing education​ for general subject matter. 

Hours
6
Due Date
Last day of birth month (renewal date)
More education info
Vitals training instructions, resources, and required form
License Type
Assistant
Subject
General subjects; and possibly, any board mandates 
Hours
6
Due Date
Last day of birth month (renewal date), annually
More education info
Live and online CE resources
License Type
Assistant
Subject

The Board performs random audits of continuing education.  At the time an assistant receives a request for the continuing education verifications of attendance, they must respond by submitting all proofs  of CE that were claimed at the most recent renewal. Hours must have been completed within 12 months of that renewal date. 

Failure to respond may result in the issuance of a citation.

Hours
6
Due Date
Respond within 30 days of request
More education info
OAR 811-015-0025

CE Policies



FAQs

Question

​How do I know a CE program is approved for renewal credit? 

Answer

​Read the administrative rules on continuing education. There are guidelines for subject matter and/or activities.  Otherwise, the OBCE does not pre-approve programs.

More Info
Continuing education OAR 811-015-0025
FAQ Other Link
Question

​Once I've completed my continuing education hours, do I need to send the certificates to the Board? 

Answer

​Generally CAs and DCs do not need to send their CE proofs of completion to the Board, but there are exceptions (shown below). CAs and DCs are required to maintain their own (CE) education records. The recommendation is to keep your CE records for two to three year; make sure you note for which year you completed the hours for renewal credit. 

Exceptions

1) Any time you receive a notice that you are being audited, you must respond by submitting the requested documentation. 

2) Any Board-mandated CE is required to be submitted; this may include: 

  • specific subjects in any one year, 
  • first or second year DC renewal hours, or
  • first year CA hours (for example, vitals)

Whenever you are required to submit your proofs of completion, read the instructions you receive carefully. They will indicate your response deadline, and whether you should email, fax, or send by US mail. 

More Info
OBCE's Continuing Education web page
FAQ Other Link





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