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The Long Term Care Administrators Board adopted temporary changes to the Residential Care Facility Administrators Examination (RCFAE). The RCFAE is required for individuals to obtain permanent licensure as a Residential Care Facility Administrator in Oregon.
From September 13, 2021 through December 31, 2021, examination candidates will not be required to appear at the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to take an examination. The RCAE examination will be temporarily administered through Workday Oregon, an online examination portal which can be accessed through the internet.
Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:
In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be changing the way it provides services at our location in Salem.
The HLO is now open by appointment only during our normal business hours. Please call (503) 378-8667, to see if we can assist you over the phone. If it is determined you need to come into the office, one of our staff members will schedule you on a date and time that works for you.
You can also seek assistance by emailing our office at:
email@example.com. Many of your questions can be answered by visiting the
HLO website and the
Oregon Health Authority, COVID-19 updates page.
This communication is for those professions overseen by the Health Licensing Office which require First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens (or any mix of these as stated in Oregon Administrative Rule) for initial licensure/certification/registration (authorization), or for those needing to obtain recertification to renew your authorization:
During the Governor’s declared state of emergency due to COVID-19, the requirement to be certified to gain your initial authorization or to renew your authorization remains in place, however; the hands-on skill competency assessment by a qualified instructor can be waived and you are allowed to take all required courses online. If available, courses can still be taken in person if you are able to be in compliance with the Governor’s executive orders when doing so.
If you need to obtain your First Aid / CPR / Bloodborne Pathogens certification (or any mix of these), or get recertified, please refer to our approved provider list to inquire if these organizations are able to provide you with an online course or a remote-in option with an instructor.
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