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Cosmetology Examinations will be Offered in Spanish and Vietnamese

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

​Effective Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be providing the Cosmetology field of practice examinations (i.e. barbering, hair design, nail technology, and esthetics), and the Oregon Laws and Rules examination in Spanish and Vietnamese.

The HLO will continue to provide individuals with the opportunity to obtain additional time to complete an examination administered in English, when English is the individual's second language (ESL).

Additional time will only be given to individuals taking an examination which is not being administered in the individual's primary language.

If an applicant is taking an examination(s) with additional time, the applicant must appear at the HLO as specified below:

  • Between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. - One (1) field of practice and the Oregon Laws and Rules examination.
  • By 8:00 a.m. - Two (2) fields of practice and the Oregon Laws and Rules examination.

***Please note: The Health Licensing Office does not open until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.

To accommodate individuals taking three (3) field of practice examinations and the Oregon Laws and Rules examination with additional time, the examinations may be required to be completed on two separate testing days.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the HLO at (503) 378-8667, email, or visit the agency website at


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