The Department reserves the right to require applicants to provide additional information.
If the Department determines that the applicant is qualified, it will send the applicant notice of QRF status. If the Department does not find the applicant qualified, it will reject the application and notify the applicant in writing of the criteria not satisfied.
The applicant may submit a written appeal to the Department within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the rejection notice. The appeal must state the error in the Department’s decision. If the applicant does not appeal the Department’s decision, the decision is final.
On appeal, if the Department determines the applicant is then qualified, it will send written notice to the applicant of QRF status. If the Department finds no error in its determination, it will provide the applicant a written notice confirming the decision. The Department’s written notice under this subsection constitutes a final order under ORS 183.484 (Jurisdiction for review of orders other than contested cases).