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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2014

Construction Contractors Board, Chapter 812

Rule Caption: Revisions to Residential Continuing Education (RCE) Requirements and Exemptions

Adm. Order No.: CCB 2-2014(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-26-2014

Certified to be Effective: 3-26-14 thru 9-22-14

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 812-022-0022

Rules Amended: 812-022-0010, 812-022-0021

Subject: 812-022-0010 is amended to clarify that: 1) CCB-LRB substitutes for new CCB-LRB requirements (up to three hours); 2) BEST and Building Codes substitutes for new Series A course requirements (up to five hours); and 3) electives substitute for new Series B course requirements (up to eight hours).

   812-022-0021 is amended to remove references to course substitution and add contractors with a registered architect (owner or officer) or licensed professional engineer (owner or officer) to the exemption.

   812-022-0022 is adopted to permit a contractor to count any period during which it was licensed towards the six-year requirement to qualify for renewal by completing eight, rather than 16, hours of continuing education, permit contractors to use the experience of its RMI to qualify for renewal by completing eight, rather than 16 hours of continuing education, and clarifies that the licensing or experience does not need to be continuous.

   NOTE: In order to save postage and printing costs in these difficult times, CCB is only providing a copy of the notice. To view the language of each individual rule change, please go to our web site at http://ccbed.ccb.state.or.us/New_Web/laws/new_rule_notices.htm. If you don’t have web access, contact Cathy Dixon at (503) 934-2185 for assistance in receiving a copy.

Rules Coordinator: Catherine Dixon—(503) 934-2185

812-022-0010

Effective Date — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) OAR 812-022-0000 to 812-022-0047 apply to residential contractors:

(a) That have active, non-lapsed licenses that expire on or after January 1, 2014.

(b) That renew lapsed licenses with expiration dates on or after January 1, 2014.

(c) That renew lapsed licenses with expiration dates before January 1, 2014, but that are renewed on or after January 1, 2014.

(2) Notwithstanding section (1), until December 31, 2014, a residential contractor may apply hours earned from attending the courses, completed during the licensing period immediately preceding January 1, 2014, towards the new residential continuing education requirements regardless of whether the courses would qualify under the new law. These courses may include the following.

(a) Construction Contractor Board laws, regulations and business practices (up to three hours). Hours earned will be applied towards the three hours of Construction Contractor Board laws, regulations and business practices required for the new residential continuing education.

(b) Building codes courses approved by CCB before January 1, 2014, (up to two hours). Hours earned will be applied towards the five hours of Series A courses required for the new residential continuing education.

(c) Building Exterior Shell Training (BEST) (up to three hours). Hours earned will be applied towards the five hours of Series A courses required for the new residential continuing education.

(d) Elective courses. Hours earned will be applied towards the eight hours of Series B courses required for the new residential continuing education for contractors licensed less than six years.

(3) Notwithstanding section (1), a residential contractor renewing a license on or after January 1, 2014, that expired before October 1, 2013, must complete three hours of BEST and two hours of building code courses. The BEST and building code course hours will substitute for required Series A Course hours.

(4) Notwithstanding section (1), a residential contractor renewing a license on or after January 1, 2014, which expired between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, must complete two hours of building code course. The hours will substitute for required Series A Course hours.

(5) Notwithstanding OAR 812-021-0028(7) and (8), providers approved pursuant to OAR 812-021-0025 or 812-022-0025 may continue to offer BEST or building codes courses previously approved by CCB under OAR 812-021-0028 without submitting additional application or fees for provider or course approval.

(6) Notwithstanding section (1), a contractor renewing its license between January 1, 2014, and March 31, 2014, may elect to renew the license pursuant to OAR 812-021-0015 rather than renewing its license pursuant to this rule. A contractor making this election will need to maintain record of the continuing education courses it completes to satisfy OAR 812-021-0015 for which the provider does not otherwise submit notification of completion of core hours.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082, 701.126, 701.235

Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082

Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-29-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14; CCB 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-26-14 thru 9-22-14

812-022-0021

Exemptions from Continuing Education — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

The following contractors are exempt from continuing education requirements as required by OAR division 22:

(1) Contractors licensed as plumbing contractors under ORS 447.010 to 447.156;

(2) Contractors licensed as electrical contractors under ORS 479.630;

(3) Contractors owned by, or having an officer who is, an architect registered under ORS 671.010 to 671.220; and

(4) Contractors owned by, or having an officer who is, a professional engineer licensed under ORS 672.002 to 672.325

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082, 701.083, & 701.235

Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082, 701.083

Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-26-13 thru 5-23-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14; CCB 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-26-14 thru 9-22-14

812-022-0022

Experience Exemptions from Continuing Education – Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 701.082(2), if a contractor was licensed for at least six years before the contractor’s renewal date, the contractor may qualify for renewal by completing eight hours of continuing education as provided in ORS 701.082(1).

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 701.082(2), if a contractor’s RMI was an RMI for any contractor for at least six years before the contractor’s renewal date, the contractor may qualify for renewal by completing eight hours of continuing education as provided in ORS 701.082(1).

(3) The licensing for the contractor or experience for the RMI does not need to be continuous.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.08, 701.235

Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082, 701.265

Hist.: CCB 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-26-14 thru 9-22-14

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