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Renewing a Lapsed License for 2020-2022 

Acupuncture information about practice during COVID-19 and updates for the acupuncture license renewal process are on the Board's COVID-19 webpage. Please contact OMB staff at renewal@omb.oregon.gov or 971-673-2700 with license renewal questions.

Acupuncturists whose licenses have lapsed may submit a late renewal application now through September 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 declared emergency, the $80.00 late fee has been waived for the current renewal cycle. 

A renewal notification is not required for you to renew your license. Use our online system to renew your license and, if necessary, update your home, mailing, and practice addresses in our records.

A license not renewed by September 30 will remain at lapsed status, and the licensee may not practice. Practicing acupuncture with a lapsed license is considered practicing acupuncture without a license, a felony offense and grounds for disciplinary action.

Please complete your renewal by September 1 to ensure Board staff have time to review and process the renewal application. 

Please note: Paper renewals are not offered.  Staff are available to assist by phone or in person.

Renewal Fees

Certificates

NEW! Self-service printing of Certificate of Registration

Once your license renewal has been approved, you will receive an email notification with instruction on how to print your new Certificate of Registration. It is suggested that you review all current personal information in your file, including addresses, to ensure that the information is correct. You may review your licensure information and print your new Certificate of Registration by logging into Applicant/Licensee Services.


Continuing Education Audits 

At the time of renewal, the Oregon Medical Board will conduct a random audit of Continuing Education Units (CEU) compliance for renewing licensees. Hours must be relevant to the licensee's practice and be completed within 2018/2020. Licensees may use ongoing participation in maintenance of NCCAOM certification to satisfy the audit. Staff will attempt to verify certification status directly with the accepted certifying board.

Audited licensees will receive initial notification during the renewal application process. Board staff will provide follow-up notification about the audit by e-mail and letter. Licensees must respond to the request within 60 days with documentation of completed CEU.

For additional information regarding CEU requirements, including the number of hours required, acceptable CEU providers, possible exemptions and penalties for failure to comply, please visit our Topic of Interest webpage or review the Oregon Administrative Rule on Acupuncturist Competency Requirements - OAR 847-008-0070


Statuses

Please review our license statuses to determine which status is most appropriate for you. 
 
Licensees who would like to change their license from a non-practicing status to a practicing status must:
  1. Renew their license at the current status, and 
  2. Complete a reactivation application.

Licensees Outside of Oregon or Ending Oregon Practice

Planning to Renew
Choose Inactive status if you do not plan to work in Oregon at this time. This status reflects the fact that you are not currently practicing acupuncture in Oregon.
 
Choose Locum Tenens status if you plan to work in Oregon intermittently but reside out of state. Locum Tenens licensees must notify the Board in writing and in advance of the date and location of any Oregon practice. 
 
Not Planning to Renew
You may choose to allow your license to lapse or you may surrender or retire your license if you do not plan to return to practice in Oregon. 
  • To let your license lapse, you need take no further action. A license will lapse automatically if you fail to complete the registration form and pay the registration fee. The Board will notify you that your license has lapsed.
  • To surrender or retire your license, you will notify the Board at the beginning of the renewal application  
The definitions for each of these options are available on our license statuses webpage.
 
 
For renewal inquiries, our Call Center is open from 9 AM to 3 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
Phone: 971-673-2700



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