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Pain Management Continuing Education (CE)

Oregon law requires all licensed nurses and other health professionals to receive one hour of pain management continuing education upon initial licensure and at every renewal thereafter.  This one (1) hour must be the Oregon Pain Management Commission module

For more information regarding pain management, please visit the Oregon Pain Management Commission website

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does this requirement apply to nurses only? 
    No.  The continuing education is required for all physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, advanced practice nurses, podiatrists, chiropractors, naturopaths, psychologists, and other health professionals. 

  2. How many hours do I need? 
    One hour, which is the Oregon Pain Management Commission module.   

  3. I'm an Oregon nursing student: Will topics I've studied as part of my nursing program fill the requirement? 
    No.  You must complete the one-hour pain management module provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission (OPMC).

  4. Do I have to take pain management CE for renewal of my license?
    Yes.  You must retake the Oregon Pain Management Commission module at every renewal.