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Seeking Certified Advanced Estheticians to Serve as Subject Matter Experts

Thursday, October 7, 2021

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is seeking certified advanced estheticians to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) for complaint investigations. A SME is an independent contractor who assists in investigations of and cases against uncertified individuals performing advanced nonablative esthetics and advanced estheticians. SMEs may be called upon to assist the HLO in various ways, such as: examining complaints to determine whether certain services or use of devices are in the scope of practice of advanced nonablative esthetic services, working with a HLO investigator when investigating certification holders, providing opinions about community standards, and competently testifying during hearings.

SMEs must be able to review and analyze client records, interview witnesses and certification holders, testify at hearing, and draft investigatory reports. SMEs must also be knowledgeable about advanced esthetics community standards and the ability to apply community standards to facts is essential. SMEs must be able to respectfully interact with individuals holding different points of view.

At a minimum, SMEs must:

  • Hold an active advanced esthetician certification in Oregon,
  • Have maintained an active advanced esthetician certification​ for the past three years; and
  • Be in good standing with no current or pending disciplinary action.

SMEs are compensated at a rate of $65 per hour, including any necessary travel time. If interested in becoming a SME, please contact Bob Bothwell at , or by calling (503) 373-2097.​


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