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Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission

The Oregon SAE/SANE Certification Commission was established by the Attorney General in 2004. Oregon is one of only seven states that offer state-level SAE/SANE certification.

Oregon certification provides nurses with information about the specifics of the SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam) Kit used throughout Oregon and requires participation in a minimum number of precepted exams to demonstrate competency.

Additionally, Oregon certification fosters local collaboration by requiring non-clinical contact with community partners, including time spent with the local District Attorney and advocacy program, ride-alongs with local law enforcement, and a visit to the state crime lab.

The Oregon SAE/SANE Certification Commission reviews certification applications for competency, consistency and accuracy, and provides feedback and support to nurses working to obtain their Oregon SAE/SANE certification.