Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012

The Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) oversees our training programs. They are also responsible for determining licensure and certification requirements, interpreting the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, evaluating and approving nursing education programs and nursing assistant training programs, issuing licenses and renewals, investigating complaints and taking disciplinary action against licensees who violate the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, maintaining the nursing assistant registry, administering competency of evaluations, imposing disciplinary sanctions for nursing assistants, and providing testimony to the legislature and other organizations as needed.

Students can visit the OSBN website to get their license number after testing; to look up their license to see if they you in “good standing”; to check on their license renewal; to learn about transferring their license from another state; to change their address; to get common questions answered, and a lot more.

Listed below are links to the Oregon State Board of Nursing and Department of Health Services regulations which govern our program and the roles of CNAs and CMAs in Oregon:


  • DIVISION 1 Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • DIVISION 47 Standards for Community-Based Care Registered Nurse Delegation
  • DIVISION 61 Standards for Education Programs for Nursing Assistants and Medication Aides
  • DIVISION 62 Standards for Certification of Nursing Assistants and Medication Aides
  • DIVISION 63 Standards and Authorized Duties for Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Medication Aides


How To File a Complaint with the OSBN:

You may to file a complaint with the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) using the following link:


How To Schedule a State Certification Exam:

Once a student’s Certificate of Completion packet is issued by Caregiver Training Institute, applicants for CNA-1 / CMA certification exams may submit their OSBN License Application, along with their training program Certificate of Completion and processing fees, to schedule certification testing  through the OSBN Online Nurse Portal at https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/index.aspx. Fees submitted as part of the application process are not refundable.

OSBN Board Exam Fees:

Fees payable to: OSBN. 

CNA - Initial Examination: $106.00

CMA - Initial Examination: $60.00

(For applicants to obtain Oregon CNA1 / CMA certification who have not been certified as a CNA in another state or jurisdiction, and who have completed an OSBN-approved and minimum OBRA standard Nursing Assistant / Medication training within the last year.)

FieldPrint Fingerprinting Process / National Criminal Background Screening

NA-1 and MA students are required to be fingerprinted as set by the OSBN regulations for board certification testing. The State of Oregon has contracted with Fieldprint to handle fingerprint collection services. It has the largest network of Livescan collection site throughout the country.

  • Students are required to submit their OSBN License Application and processing fees, and a copy of their Certificate of Completion from Caregiver Training Institute to the OSBN for board testing before getting their fingerprint-based criminal background check.
  • All Fingerprint information and codes are now found in the OSBN License Application for testing directions on page 1.
  • The link and codes contained in the OSBN License Application to the Fieldprint website are unique to your application and cannot be used by any other applicant.
  • When on the Fieldprint’s website, click “Schedule an Appointment,” and you will be prompted to create a secure user account. Enter your email address under “New Users/Sign Up” and click the “Sign Up” button. Follow the instructions for creating a Password and Security Question and then click “Sign Up and Continue.” You will be prompted to enter all demographic information required by the State of Oregon. 
  • Once this step is complete, you will be able to search for a fingerprinting location and schedule an appointment at a date and time most convenient for you. Pay the $70.50 background check fee via Fieldprint’s website. At the end of the process, print the Confirmation Page. Take the Confirmation Page with you to your fingerprint appointment, along with two forms of identification. Applicants must have an appointment; all walk-ins will be turned away. 
  • If you have any questions or problems, you may contact Fieldprint’s customer service team at (877) 614-4364 or on their website.

Headmaster / Certification Testing

Students may reschedule an exam date up until three (3) business days before their scheduled exam date online by calling Headmaster.

PO Box 6609
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: (800) 393-8664
Fax: (406) 442-3357
[email protected]

  1. OSBN test scheduling depends on when students submit their application and payment to the OSBN.
  2. After the OSBN reviews a student’s application and releases them to test, the student will receive an email from Headmaster Testing Service with instructions on how to schedule their exam date.
  3. Once a student selects their exam date, Headmaster will provide the test scheduling confirmation on the TMU Portal.  
  4. Students may call Headmaster Testing Service to schedule their exam at (800) 393-8664 or go online at https://or.tmuniverse.com. 
  5. To schedule their exam, students will log into Headmaster with the user name and password provided upon their enrollment start date and in their completion packet. 
  6. Students may reschedule an exam date up until three (3) business days before their scheduled exam date online by calling Headmaster.

Oregon Nursing Assistant Candidate Handbook

Oregon Medication Aide Candidate Handbook