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Effective September 1, 2021, the Health Licensing Office will remain closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Once we have a confirmed opening date, we will post the information here.

  • Please email or call (503) 378-8667, so our customer service representatives can assist you.
  • If it is determined you need an appointment to sit for an exam or other transaction, an appointment will be scheduled for you. A face mask covering is required upon entry into our building.

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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Residential Care Facility Administrators Temporary Examination

​The Long Term Care Administrators Board adopted temporary changes to the Residential Care Facility Administrators Examination (RCFAE). The RCFAE is required for individuals to obtain permanent licensure as a Residential Care Facility Administrator in Oregon. 

From September 13, 2021 through December 31, 2021, examination candidates will not be required to appear at the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to take an examination. The RCAE examination will be temporarily administered through Workday Oregon, an online examination portal which can be accessed through the internet. 

Proposed Oregon Administrative Rules for the Genetic Counseling Program

​The Genetic Counseling Program under the Health Licensing Office has filed propos​ed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed rule language is for the licensing of genetic counselors, a license that was created by 2021 House Bill 2619​. The proposed rules will be published in the September 2021, Oregon Bulletin. ​

Board of Denture Technology Seeking New Members

The Oregon Board of Denture Technology (Board), overseen by the Health Licensing Office, is recruiting for the following vacant board member positions:

  • One active Oregon licensed dentist.
  • Two public member positions. Public members may not possess the professional qualifications of other members and may not be a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of an active licensed denturist or dentist.

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:

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021, for Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 25-26, 2021, for Thanksgiving​

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