COVID-19 Emergency and Occupational Licensing Renewal
NEW: Per the January 13, 2021 Executive Order from Governor Stitt, all CHS occupational licenses that have been extended through any previous executive order will expire on January 30, 2021. All renewals must be processed with 14 days of that date (February 13, 2021). If renewals are not submitted by Feb 13th, 2021, the license will be considered expired and be subject to enforcement actions. This change will not affect late fees, which due to the ongoing pandemic have been waived for all CHS occupational and establishment licenses per emergency rules promulgated by the department. See emergency rules here.
New Emergency Rules for Licensure and Certification Renewals Enacted at OAC 310:2-310-3-8: Pandemic emergency rules, effective May 14, 2020:
All occupational and professional licenses which would have expired in the period after 3/15/2020 have been extended and will remain valid without late fee or penalty until fourteen (14) days following the termination of the Governor of Oklahoma’s COVID-19 emergency executive order.
A summary of the new emergency rules may be read here.
This order currently applies to the following Consumer Health Service programs:
- Food Service, Mobile, Retail, Bars, Manufacturing, Bottled Water or Warehouse Establishments
- Public Bathing
- Diagnostic X-ray Facilities
- Lodging (e.g. Hotels/Motels)
- Tattoo or Body Piercing Artists (including Apprentices) and Establishments
- Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters (including Temporary licensees)
- Sanitarians & Environmental Specialists (including In-Training licensees)
- Licensed Genetic Counselors (including Temporary licensees)
- Medical Micropigmentation
Occupational licenses may still be renewed as normal during this emergency if the licensee wishes.
During this period, only those which would have expired during the specific emergency period remain valid and do not accumulate late fees, e.g. a license which expired 3/1/2020 and has not yet been renewed is not valid and late fees would still apply.
The license expiration date will not change once the emergency is over and the license is eventually renewed. The days which elapse under this executive order are still part of the license year during which the license expired.
Consumer Health Service
PO Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 426-8250
Fax: (405) 900-7557