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Examination Administration Change for Electrology Career Schools

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As of October 1, 2020, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) will be accepting final practical examinations (FPE) administered at Oregon Licensed Electrology Career Schools (OLECS).

The HLO has considered several factors associated with changing the administration of the FPE while keeping the safety of Oregonians in the forefront. In doing so, the HLO determined the benefits of a FPE administered at an OLECS outweighs the risks of a state administered FPE. In addition, it also reduces costs and eliminates barriers for individuals wanting to obtain licensure in Oregon as an electrologist.

In order for the HLO to accept an FPE from and OLECS, it must be sanctioned by the HLO. Each OLECS must submit their FPE to the HLO for evaluation and approval.

Please submit your schools FPE to the HLO by August 31, 2020, in order to allow for appropriate time to review and evaluate your schools FPE by October 1, 2020.

An OLECS can submit their FPE by email to, or by mail to:

Health Licensing Office
ATTN: Cerynthia Murphy
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180
Salem, Oregon 97301-2192

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please email Cerynthia Murphy, or call 503-373-1816.


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