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The Health Licensing Office is closed during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Please email or call (503) 378-8667, so that our customer service representatives can assist you over the phone. 
  • If it is determined you need an appointment to sit for an exam or other transaction, an appointment will be scheduled for you. A mask or face covering is required upon entry to our building. If you choose to wear a face shield, it is also recommended that a mask or face covering is worn with it.

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.

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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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Seeking Cosmetology and Advanced Esthetics Rules Advisory Committee Interest

​​The Health Licensing Office (Office), Board of Cosmetology (COS) and Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians (CAE) are currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on three different Rules Advisory Committees (RAC). RAC's provide an opportunity for external experts, individuals, entities and advocates to provide input and recommendations to the governing body(s) during the rulemaking process. ​

Rulemaking for Genetic Counseling Program

​The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is preparing to engage in rulemaking related to the licensing of genetic counselors. The licensing program was created by House Bill 2619 (2021).

A Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) will be created to seek feedback related to the rules and their potential fiscal impact from external content experts and those who are likely to be affected by the rule.

The RAC will meet on August 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams videoconference. The RAC will be hosted at the HLO located at 1430 Tandem Ave., NE, Suite 180, Salem, OR 97301-2192.​

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:

  • Monday, September 6, 2021, for Labor Day​

Proposed Educational Requirements Rule Change for Residential Care Facility Administrators

​The Long Term Care Administrators Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed language adds additional educational options to qualify for Residential Care Facility Administrator licensure to align with 2021 House Bill 2​970. The proposed rules will be published in the July 2021, Oregon Bulle​tin

You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from July 1 to July 28, 2021, by 9 a.m.

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