The Oregon Psilocybin Services Act (ORS 475A) established that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will adopt minimum standards of education and training requirements for psilocybin service facilitators. On May 20th, 2022, OHA adopted rules that include facilitator training program curriculum requirements. These rules may change based on subsequent rulemaking. For the most current rules, please read: Administrative Rules 333-333.
All training programs interested in offering training to prospective facilitators of psilocybin services in Oregon will need to apply for curriculum approval.
As a requirement of licensure, facilitators must complete a training program curriculum that has been approved by OHA. A list of training programs with approved curriculums will be found on the webpage: List of Training Programs with Approved Curriculum. OPS does not have the authority to control the costs of training programs. Training programs will determine the cost of their services.
The Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) – Training program, Licensing, and Compliance (TLC) system is an online platform where training programs can complete and submit the facilitator training program curriculum application, a curriculum worksheet, and upload a copy of their detailed training program curriculum.
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For more information about how to prepare for the application process, please read the information on this page and refer to the application guide below:
Training program curriculum application guide for applying ONLINE
Apply by Mail
If you are unable to complete the application online using the TLC platform and application guide, you may print the paper application packet and required curriculum worksheet below. Please mail the paper copy of the application packet, curriculum worksheet, your detailed curriculum, along with the $500 non-refundable application fee to the address listed at the end of the application packet. For more information, please see the MAILED curriculum application guide below.
Training program curriculum application guide for applying BY MAIL
Paper application packet w/ remittance form
Required curriculum worksheet
Change in facilitator training program curriculum worksheet
Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. If you need these written materials in other languages, braille, large print, or other formats, please contact us by calling (971)341-1713 or by emailing
Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC)
Psilocybin facilitator training programs may be required to be licensed or authorized by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). 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).
Under state law, degree-granting schools must be authorized by the HECC Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) (see ORS 348.594 to 348.615). A degree granting school is defined in state law and “means a person, organization, school or institution of learning that confers or offers to confer an academic degree upon a person or to provide academic credit applicable to a degree" (ORS 348.594 (2) (a)).
OPS highly recommends that psilocybin training programs review the licensure or authorization laws related to
career schools and
degree-granting schools, and contact the HECC if they have questions. OPS cannot make any determinations about whether HECC licensure or authorization is required, as that is a decision that the HECC must make.
Psilocybin facilitator training programs should contact the HECC if they believe they meet the requirements in ORS 345.015 or ORS 348.594, or if they believe they would qualify for private career school exemption via the HECC. An exemption form should be sent to the HECC if a psilocybin facilitator training program qualifies for an exemption. For degree-granting institutions, the only exemption allowed is for schools offering a degree or academic credit leading to religious occupations. In addition, any activities that trigger physical presence under OAR 583-030-0005 would require in-state authorization from the ODA.
Approval Summary of the training program's approved curriculum application can be generated at any time and be provided to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) for documentation of instructors and lead educators who are listed in the training program's approved curriculum application.
How to Generate and Print the Training Program Curriculum Application Approval Summary
For General HECC Questions -
For Private Career School License – Exemption Request & Student Complaints
Matthew Altman – Phone: 503-881-2738
For Private Career School License
– New school Licensure
Peter Gertenrich – Phone: 503-551-8236
For Schools Operating Without a Private Career School License
– Cease and Desist Letters
Elizabeth Rogers – Phone: 503-507-8726
For Office of Degree Authorization, In-State authorization:
Michael Ralls – Phone 503-979-6001
For Office of Degree Authorization, Out-of-State authorization:
Rebecca Fuller – Phone 503-947-5751
Application Process - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)1. What is in the Facilitator Training Program Curriculum Application Packet?
Training program curriculum applications will not be reviewed until payment has been paid and cleared. When mailing the application fee, please be sure to include the payment remittance form below.
Payment remittance form
Payment method options:
- Electronic payment - Submit through the TLC online platform
- Money Order payable to Oregon Psilocybin Services (May take less time to clear than personal/business checks.)
- Cashier's Check payable to Oregon Psilocybin Services (May take less time to clear than personal/business checks.)
- Personal/Business Check payble to Oregon Psilocybin Services
Please Do Not Mail Cash
Mailing the application packet, money order or check, and remittance form:
Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division – Fiscal Services
RE: OPS, PO Box 14260,
Portland, OR 97293-0260
In-person payment with a money order or check:
To make an in-person fee payment with a money order or check, proceed to the Cashier's Office on the second floor of the Portland State Office Building at 800 NE Oregon St, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232 – Hours: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. The Cashier's Office window is located on the second floor next to the Vital Health Statistics window. If security asks if you have an appointment, you may let them know you are dropping off a payment for Oregon Psilocybin Services at the Cashier's Office window which does not require an appointment. Please include the remittance form with the payment and provide the application, if not already submitted by mail.
To make cash payment arrangements or for any payment questions, please contact: Licensing.Psilocybin@odhsoha.oregon.gov
or (971) 341-1509
3. How long will it take OPS to review applications?
It may take OPS several weeks to review applications. Thank you for your patience.
4. How do people know which training program curriculums have been approved by OPS?
Once OPS begins approving applications, a list of training programs with approved curriculums will be posted on the webpage:
List of Training Programs with Approved Curriculum