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HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

DIVISION 820

LICENSURE AND RENEWAL

331-820-0010

Application Requirements

(1) An individual applying for certification as a sex offender therapist under ORS 675.370 shall submit an application form prescribed by the agency, which contains information listed in OAR 331-030-0000, payment of required application and certification fees, and satisfactory evidence of meeting qualification criteria according to one of the following certification pathways:

(a) Clinical sex offender therapist: required documentation pertaining to education, training and experience listed in OAR 331-810-0020;

(b) Associate sex offender therapist: required documentation pertaining to education, training, experience and supervision listed in OAR 331-810-0030;

(c) Individuals applying under a time limited grandfather provision: required documentation pertaining to education, training and experience listed in OAR 331-810-0035; or

(d) Individuals applying under ORS 675.380 reciprocal or equivalent credentials: required documentation pertaining to education, training and experience listed in OAR 331-810-0040.

(2) An application for certification shall be accompanied by a proposed professional disclosure statement, required under ORS 675.375(1), and the applicant’s fingerprint and criminal background check forms prescribed by the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 676.607, 676.615,
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410
Hist.: HLA 1-2008(Temp), f. 3-14-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-1-08; HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08

331-820-0020

License Issuance and Renewal

(1) Certified clinical sex offender therapists and certified associate sex offender therapists are subject to the provisions of OAR 331-030-0010 regarding the issuance and renewal of a certificate, and to the provisions of 331-030-0020 regarding the authorization to practice, identification and the requirements for issuance of a duplicate authorization.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 675.375(5) and 331-030-0010(1), the certificate will be issued for a two-year period from the date all qualifications have been met.

(3) Renewal of a certificate shall be made in advance of the certification expiration date by submitting the following to the agency:

(a) Renewal application form;

(b) Renewal fees;

(c) Signed attestation of completion of required continuing education according to OAR 331-830-0010; and

(d) Satisfactory documentation recording at least 100 hours of clinical experience per year preceding renewal, of which 50 hours is related to direct clinical contact with sex offenders. Refer to OAR 331-830-0010.

(4) A completed certificate renewal application received by the agency or postmarked after a certificate has expired, but within three years from the expiration date, may be approved upon payment of the application for renewal and delinquency fees for each year in expired status, signed attestation of having obtained required continuing education pursuant to the provisions of ORS 675.375(5)(c) and OAR 331-810-0020 or 331-810-0030, and completion of the prescribed number of hours of clinical experience required in ORS 675.375(5)(b) for each year in expired status.

(5) A certificate that has been expired for more than three years shall be deemed invalid and may be reactivated by submitting to the agency the following requirements:

(a) Application form and information required according to OAR 331-030-0000 and 331-820-0010;

(b) Payment of application, reactivation and certificate fees;

(c) Completion of prescribed continuing education during period of inactive certification.

(6) Evidence of required continuing education shall be provided at the time of renewal by means of a prescribed self-attestation form certifying participation in approved continuing education.

(7) Continuing education documentation shall be accumulated and held by the certificate holder for a period of 3 years following renewal, or until submitted to the agency at the time of audit within the three year period.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410, 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410
Hist.: HLA 1-2008(Temp), f. 3-14-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-1-08; HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08

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