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Changes to Continuing Education Rules When COVID-19 State of Emergency is Lifted

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

​In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Licensing Office suspended continuing education rules that required in-person education and put in place Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 331-030-0036, which outlined remote continuing education through online courses, remote access, webinars or self-study. When the Governor lifts the state of emergency on April 1, 2022, the suspended rules reactivate, but OAR 331-030-0036 will allow authorization holders (licensees, certification or registration holders) to keep obtaining remote CE for 60 days after that date, until May 31, 2022. 

OAR 331-030-0036 also allowed respiratory care practitioners, nursing home administrators, residential care facility administrators, environmental health specialists and waste water specialists to use personal experience handling COVID-19 related matters. Use of personal experience handling COVID-19 related matters will end April 1, 2022. 

For more information or to request alternative formats, email Anne Thompson at or call (503) 509-4775.