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​​​​​​​​​​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. 

ACLS Certification Institute

ACLS Medical Training

ACLS Training Center​​

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

American CPR Care Association​

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

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

American Red Cross

American Safety & Health Institute​

Be a Life Saver ​​

Cascade Training Center​


CPR Certified​  (online only program)​​

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

CPR Today (online only program)​

EMS Safety​ 

Enjoy CPR​

Essential CPR​

Health & Safety Institute

Health Solutions of America​


International CPR Institute

Lifeguard and Safety Training​ (use this link to the specific course)

Lifeline Training Resources​  (link no longer active)

National CPR Association​

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

NewLifeCPR ​ (online only--not for initial licensure. Select BLS for Healthcare Provider)​

Pacific Medical Training


ProMed Certification​ (online only--not for initial licensure)​

Salem First Aid and CPR Center (in person only)​​

Simple CPR​

Wilderness Medical Associates International ​ (only Wilderness First Responder Course qualifies)


​​​​​Education help

971-701-1194 (Executive  Director)

971-701-1603 (Administrative Coordinator)​

OBO Approved Courses​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
COPE Course Search

How to Videos:

Here are some how to videos: Entering CE courses in the portal​​​and 

How to find OBO course numbers​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​