Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) will begin accepting applications for psilocybin facilitator licenses on January 2, 2023. Details related to licensure and psilocybin service facilitation in Oregon are still being developed in the rulemaking process. All rules will be adopted by December 31, 2022. Until then, OPS will be in the final development phase and will update the website as program information becomes available.
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Facilitator License Requirements
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent)
- Must be a resident of Oregon (provision expires in 2025)
- Must complete a facilitator training program with curriculum that has been approved by OPS
- Please review important information below about facilitator training programs
- Must pass a regulations exam administered by OPS
- Must pass a criminal background check
- More information regarding equity and justice centered background checks to be announced
- Must pay a license application fee
- Must pay an annual license fee
Facilitator Training Programs
OPS receives applications from training programs for curriculum approval. OPS reviews the applications and determines if a training program's curriculum meets all the core module requirements established in rule. Rules and requirements for facilitator training programs are outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 333-333-3005 thru 333-333-3090.
As OPS reviews and approves training program curriculum, this link will update with a list of approved training programs: https://psilocybin.oregon.gov/training-approved. The information in this link includes the training program name, location, and website. Anyone interested in learning more about training programs, should reach out to the training programs directly for more information.
- Training programs determine their application process, cost, duration, and overall structure of their program
- Psilocybin facilitator training programs may be required to be licensed by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). While OPS reviews and approves curriculum for facilitator training programs, HECC has their own licensing requirements. Under state law, career schools must be licensed by the HECC (see ORS 345.010 to 345.450). A career school is defined in state law as “any private proprietary professional, technical, home study, correspondence, business or other school instruction, organization or person that offers any instruction or training for the purpose or purported purpose of instructing, training or preparing persons for any profession," ORS 345.010(3). We encourage prospective students to learn about a facilitator training program's HECC licensure requirements and status. For more information on HECC and private career schools, please visit the HECC webpage for Private Career Schools (PCS) Licensing unit
OPS Facilitator ExamAs part of the application process, applicants for a facilitator license must pass an OPS administered facilitator exam. This exam is in addition to a comprehensive skills-based exam that facilitator training programs will administer to students. More information about the OPS administered exam will be updated as it becomes available.
More information regarding equity and justice centered background checks will be updated as it becomes available.