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Renewal of a Lapsed License

Lapsed licenses can be renewed up to five years after they have lapsed. 

If your license has been lapsed for less than one year, you can renew the license by completing the normal renewal process and paying a $50 late fee.

If your license has been lapsed for more than one year, you will need to also take and pass the OR-JAM, complete a fingerprint-based background check, and pay any past due license renewal fees.

After 5 years, the license expires and you will need to submit a new application for licensure.

Start Your Renewal Application

Renewal is completed entirely online. Start by logging into your Licensee Portal. Click on “Lapsed License Renewal,” then follow the steps to complete your renewal application.

Be prepared to update your contact information, report your Continuing Competence activities and upload your continuing education certificates, and answer questions about your personal history since your last renewal. You’ll also be redirected to the Oregon Health Authority’s Workplace Data Survey. You must complete the survey before your renewal will be considered complete. 
You can pay the renewal and late fee by credit card or by check. If you choose to pay by check, you’ll need to either print your invoice to mail with the payment, or write your license number on the memo line of the check. Please keep in mind that your renewal cannot be processed until payment is received, so the license will remain lapsed until the check is received.

Once you have submitted the renewal application, Board staff will review your application and follow up with you regarding any additional questions related to your renewal.  Once reviewed and any follow up questions are received, your application will be processed and you will receive an approval email.  You may then log in to the Licensee Portal to print a copy of your renewed license.
Licenses lapsed more than one year:  
If you are renewing a license that has lapsed for more than one year, you must complete all of the requirements above. Additionally you must:
 All components of the renewal application must be received by the Board before an active license can be issued.

Activating Your Account
If you have never logged into your Licensee Portal before, you’ll need to activate your account before you can renew your license. Activation is easy, and allows the Board to match your existing license information to your new License Portal. You will only need to activate your account the first time that you login.  If you have previously activated your account, simply log in to the License Portal to renew.

    Instructions for Activating your Account:
  1. Go to the Licensee Portal. You can do this by visiting the Self Service Portal.
  2. Click “Activate Now” at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. Check your email to get your temporary password (If you don’t receive an email, remember to check your spam folder!)
  5. Return to the License Portal login page and login with your temporary password.
  6. Set a new password and security questions.
  7. You’ve activated your Licensee Portal!

Important: You’ll need to provide the email address that the Board has on file for you. If you no longer have access to this email account, or if you’re not sure what email address the Board has on file, contact Board staff by email to verify or update your address. If you have multiple email addresses, please try all of them before contacting the Board.

Additionally, several email providers are blocking emails from state senders, including Providence, Hotmail, and MSN. Unfortunately, we have no control over this. If you have one of these email providers and you do not receive the temporary password, please contact the Board to provide an alternative email address.