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Oregon Psilocybin - Apply for Training Program Curriculum Approval


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The Oregon Psilocybin Services (OPS) – Training program, Licensing, and Compliance (TLC) system is a new 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 OHA.Psilocybin@odhsoha.oregon.gov.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC)

Psilocybin facilitator training programs may be required to be licensed 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).

OPS recommends that psilocybin training programs review the licensure laws below related to career schools and contact the HECC if they have questions. OPS cannot make any determinations about whether HECC licensure is required, as that is a decision that the HECC must make. That said, HECC licensure is not a prerequisite to getting curriculum approval from OPS.  

Psilocybin facilitator training programs should contact the HECC if they believe they meet the requirements in ORS 345.015 or 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 more information about HECC licensure, please see information below:

HECC Stakeholder Timeline for Psilocybin Training Provider Licensure


For Private Career School License – Exemption Request  & Student Complaints
Matthew Altman – Phone: 503-881-2738
Matthew.ALTMAN@hecc.oregon.gov

For Private Career School License New school Licensure
Peter Gertenrich – Phone: 503-551-8236
Peter.GERTENRICH@hecc.oregon.gov

For Schools Operating Without a Private Career School License  Cease and Desist Letters
Monika Peterson – Phone: 503-507-8726
Monika.PETERSON@state.or.us

Application Process - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is in the Facilitator Training Program Curriculum Application Packet?

An application packet contains:

  • A completed and signed training program curriculum application form
  • A copy of training program curriculum
  • A completed training program curriculum worksheet
  • $500 non-refundable application fee

For more details, please refer to the application guides for applying either ONLINE or BY MAIL:

Training program curriculum application guide for applying ONLINE

Training program curriculum application guide for applying BY MAIL 


2. How does a program pay the $500 non-refundable application fee? 

Training program curriculum applications will not be reviewed until payment has been paid and cleared. OPS cannot accept electronic payments at this time but is working on it. When mailing the application fee, please be sure to include the Payment remittance form

Current payment method options:

  • Money Order (May take less time to clear than personal/business checks.)  
  • Cashier's Check (May take less time to clear than personal/business checks.)  
  • Personal/Business Check  
  • Cash* Please Do Not Mail Cash

Instructions for Submitting the Application and Fee Payment

Money orders and checks are payable to: Oregon Psilocybin Services

Money orders and cashier's checks may take less time to clear than personal and business checks. Applications will be reviewed once payment has been cleared.

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 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, Mon to Fri

Additional instructions: 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 payment questions, please contact: Licensing.Psilocybin@odhsoha.oregon.gov or (971) 341-1509

3. How long will it take OPS to review applications?

Due to limitations in predicting application volume, 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.

Background

The Oregon Psilocybin Act (M109) 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 can be found on the Administrative Rules page.

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. Once OPS begins approving applications, 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.

Additional rules related to psilocybin services will be adopted by the end of the year, in time for OPS to begin accepting applications for facilitator licensure on January 2, 2023. We encourage you to sign up for updates.

Questions? Contact:

Licensing.Psilocybin@odhsoha.oregon.gov

971-341-1509