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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 18 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.

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.


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, February 29, 2024, at 10 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:  https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HLO/Pages/Public-Meetings.aspx. The agenda is subject to change.

If you have any questions about accommodations or need assistance to participate, please contact Carrie Edwards at carrie.edwards@oha.oregon.gov, or by calling (503) 509-5622; or Derek Fultz at derek.j.fultz@oha.oregon.gov, or by calling (503) 373-1915. All relay calls are accepted.

Permanent Administrative Rules - Advanced Esthetics Device

​The Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians and the Health Licensing Office (HLO) filed permanent rules with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office on January 21, 2024, related to advanced esthetics devices. Permanent rules became effective on January 26, 2024.​

The 2021 Legislature passed HB 2970 (2021), which changed the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians and charged the Boards for each profession to work collaboratively to define the term “advanced esthetics device" during the rulemaking process.

Permanent Administrative Rules - Definition of Esthetics Device

​The Board of Cosmetology and the Health Licensing Office (HLO) filed permanent rules with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office on January 21, 2024, related to advanced esthetics devices. Permanent rules became effective on January 26, 2024.​

The 2021 Legislature passed HB 2970 (2021), which changed the scope of practice for estheticians and advanced estheticians and charged the Boards for each profession to work collaboratively to define the term “esthetics device" during the rulemaking process.

Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board - Proposed Administrative Rule

​The Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board, under the Health Licensing Office, has filed a proposed rule with the Oregon Secretary of State.

The proposed rule outlines a process for the provisional registration of a behavior analysis interventionist, a requirement of House Bill 2048 (2023), and will replace the temporary rule that took effect on October 1, 2023, and expires on March 28, 2024.

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