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The State of Oregon's Health Licensing Office (HLO), part of the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division, is a central licensing and regulatory office that oversees multiple health and related professions. HLO protects the health, safety and rights of Oregon consumers by ensuring only qualified applicants are authorized to practice. HLO reviews and approves applicant qualifications, conducts examinations, inspects thousands of licensed facilities and independent contractors, responds to and investigates consumer complaints, and disciplines licensees who are found in violation of state requirements.

To that end, HLO works with 19 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.

Examination testing cutoff time is 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for all in-office examinations. You will need to return another day to sit for your examination(s) if you arrive to our office and check in after 1 p.m.

For June and July, 2024 - Testing hours for all in-office examinations are:
Monday: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Wednesdays through Friday: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

New office and testing hours begin August 1, 2024:
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Testing Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Information Line: (503) 378-8667

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Health Licensing Office
The Health Licensing Office is located at:
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301
Information Line (503) 378-8667

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Board of Sign Language Interpreters - Rules Advisory Committee

The Board of Sign Language Interpreters, Rules Advisory Committee has a meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. Information on how the public may attend the meeting is listed in the notice. The notice and the agenda can be found at: The agenda is subject to change.

If you have any questions about accommodations or need assistance to participate, please contact Carrie Edwards at, or by calling (503) 509-5622; or Derek Fultz at, or by calling (503) 373-1915. All relay calls are accepted.​

Oregon Board of Cosmetology - Permanent Administrative Rules Effective July 1, 2024

Permanent Oregon Administrative Rules (rules) for the Board of Cosmetology became effective on July 1, 2024. A summary of rule changes is listed below. For an official copy of the rules, see our Board of Cosmetology Laws and Rules webpage. ​

Upcoming HLO Closures Due to State Holidays

​Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, September 2, 2024, for Labor Day
  • Monday, November 11, 2024, for Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29, 2024, for the Thanksgiving holiday​

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