As of January 2016, all practicing music therapists in the state of Oregon must also be licensed by the Health Licensing Office (HLO). Learn more by reading our FAQ below:


How do I apply?

To apply, visit and follow the instructions on the website.


How much does it cost to apply?

There is a one time $150 application fee and $50 license fee each year after.


How do I renew?

When it’s time to renew your license, you will receive a notification in the mail. Follow the instructions in the notification sent to you. At this time, HLO cannot accommodate online renewals, and licenses must be renewed by mail.


How much does it cost to renew?

The renewal cost is $50. Please note that there is a $40 late fee if not renewed in time.


When will I know when it’s time to renew?

The HLO will send a notification by mail for renewal 45 days prior to your license expiration date.


How can I find my license number and expiration date?

You can check your license status, number, and expiration date here:


Where can I find a detailed description of what is required?


I still have more questions. Who can I contact?

The HLO can be reached at (503) 378-8667 or

You can also contact the OAMT Government Task Force at