Every actively licensed Oregon optometrist must ensure continuous CPR certification. After initial licensure, online CPR courses are acceptable to the Board. At initial licensure a skills and knowlege based CPR course is required.

Oregon law requires BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification as a condition of optometry license renewal. A copy of the current CPR card must be submitted with each license renewal application. 

A CPR course is not considered continuing optometric education and no COE credit is given for CPR certification. The Oregon Administrative Rule which applies to CPR certification requirements for AT and ATI certification is OAR 852-080-0040(2)(e).

​As of February 2, 2018 the Board has limited allowable CPR to the courses listed on the website. If you want to have a course added, please contact OBO staff for consideration. 

American AED/CPR Association​--site not secure so not accessible through OBO's website

American CPR Care Association​


American Red Cross

International CPR Institute


ACLS Certification Institute

National CPR Association​

National CPR Foundation (online only--not for initial licensure. Select BLS course)

American Heart Association​​ (must complete the blended class that includes hand-on component. Cannot be completed online only)

American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc. (must be Health Care Provider CPR program--does not include a hands-on portion so not eligilbe for initial licensure)​

American Health Care Academy (Healthcare Provider Combo or Healthcare Provider CPR/AED)​

EMS Safety​ 

 CPR Certification Institute​--(links to the specific course accepted by OBO)

Health & Safety Institute

Be a Life Saver ​​

Lifeline Training Resources​  (link no longer active)

Pacific Medical Training