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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 16 boards, councils and programs in the State of Oregon.

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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2020 Hearing Aid Specialist Practical Exam Dates Announced

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) administers a final practical exam for individuals seeking licensure as hearing aid specialists. The 2020 exam dates are:

January 16, 2020 (apply by December 17, 2019)

April 9, 2020 (apply by March 10, 2020)

July 9, 2020 (apply by June 8, 2020)

October 8, 2020 (apply by September 8, 2020)

All examination will be held at the following location:

​Health Licensing Office
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301

For more information, see the license information page.

Proposed Rule Change for Residential Care Facility Administrators

The Long Term Care Administrators Board under the Health Licensing Office (HLO) has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The rule change streamlines the background check process for Residential Care Facility Administrators trying to obtain a license through the HLO.

The proposed rules will be published in the November 1, 2019, Oregon Bulletin. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from December 1 through 9 a.m. on December 28, 2019.


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 day:
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019, for Christmas

Respiratory Therapists Can Now Take the Oregon Laws and Rules Examination Online

​​As of November 15, 2019, examination candidates wanting to obtain permanent licensure as a Respiratory Therapist are no longer required to appear at the Health Licensing Office to take the Oregon Laws and Rules examination. The new Respiratory Therapist Oregon Laws and Rules examination is administered through iLearn, an online examination portal which can be accessed through the internet.

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