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Oregon Bulletin

July 1, 2013

Landscape Contractors Board, Chapter 808

Rule Caption: Amends exam section titles to more clearly show the exam content

Adm. Order No.: LCB 2-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 5-31-2013

Certified to be Effective: 6-1-13

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2013

Rules Amended: 808-003-0045, 808-003-0060

Subject: Amends exam section titles to more clearly show the exam content

Rules Coordinator: Kim Gladwill-Rowley—(503) 967-6291, ext. 223

808-003-0045

Change to Limited Licenses; Removal from Probationary Status

(1) Landscape construction professionals holding limited licenses may upgrade that phase of license by passing additional sections of the exam. Licensees shall submit the required fees and a written request to take the additional sections of the exam.

(2) The following sections must be passed to upgrade to a standard landscape license:

(a) Sod & Seed license holders must pass:

(A) Plants and Turf;

(B) Landscape Construction;

(C) Grading and Drainage; and

(D) Safety, Estimating, Soils, and Chemicals.

(b) Tree license holders must pass:

(A) Plants and Turf;

(B) Landscape Construction;

(C) Grading and Drainage; and

(D) Safety, Estimating, Soils, and Chemicals.

(3) Holders of a Sod & Seed license or a Tree license must pass the irrigation and Backflow Prevention sections of the landscape examination to upgrade that phase of license to irrigation plus backflow.

(4) If the phase of license for a landscape contracting business license changes, the landscape contracting business must immediately stop advertising for or performing those phases of landscaping work for which the business no longer holds a license.

(5) Probationary license holders may obtain removal from probationary status by:

(a) Demonstrating one or more of the following after the date of obtaining the probationary license:

(A) Completion of 24 months or more of employment with an actively licensed landscape contracting business under the direct supervision of a non-probationary licensed landscape construction professional;

(B) Completion of 24 months or more as an owner or employee of an actively licensed landscape contracting business providing supervision as described in ORS 671.540(1)(q) or 671.565(1)(b) for a period of 24 months where the landscaping work performed on any landscape job by the landscape contracting business did not exceed $15,000 and where the landscape contracting business filed and maintained with the board a bond, letter of credit or deposit in the amount of $15,000; or

(C) Completion of 24 months or more as an actively licensed construction contractor under ORS Chapter 701.

(b) Submitting a written request to the board for removal of the probationary status.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 671
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.560
Hist.: LC 1-1984, f. & ef. 7-17-84; LCB 1-1988, f. 1-26-88, cert. & ef. 2-1-88; Renumbered from 808-010-0022; LCB 1-2003, f. 1-31-03, cert. ef. 2-1-03; LCB 4-2003, f. 5-27-03, cert. ef. 6-1-03; LCB 1-2004, f. 1-27-04, cert. ef. 2-1-04; LCB 6-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; LCB 4-2007, f. 12-19-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; LCB 9-2007, f. 12-24-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; LCB 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 9-5-08; LCB 9-2008, f. 9-29-08, cert. ef. 10-1-08; LCB 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-6-08; LCB 4-2009, f. 6-1-09 cert. ef. 7-1-09; LCB 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; LCB 2-2013, f. 5-31-13, cert. ef. 6-1-13

808-003-0060

Examinations

(1) The exam will consist of the following sections:

(a) Laws, Rules and Business Practice which includes Contract Law, General Business, and Agency Involvement;

(b) Plants and turf;

(c) Landscape construction;

(d) Grading and drainage; and

(e) Safety, estimating, soils, and chemicals.

(f) Irrigation, which includes, but is not limited to pipes and fittings, electrical, head and nozzles, Hydraulics, installation/practical application, plan questions, winterizing, repair/troubleshooting, valves, plant culture, drip irrigation, design, and pumps.

(g) Backflow Prevention, which includes, but is not limited to the installation of irrigation and ornamental water feature backflow assemblies, cross connections, piping, valves, and related plumbing code provisions.

(2) All applicants must successfully pass the Laws, Rules and Business Practice section.

(3) If an applicant desires to be able to perform all areas of landscaping work including irrigation and the installation of the backflow assemblies, the applicant must successfully pass:

(a) Laws, Rules and Business Practice;

(b) Plants and Turf;

(c) Landscape Construction;

(d) Grading and Drainage;

(e) Safety, Estimating, Soils, and Chemicals;

(f) Irrigation; and

(g) Backflow Prevention sections.

(4) If an applicant desires to be able to perform all areas of landscaping work except irrigation and the installation of the backflow assemblies, the applicant must successfully pass:

(a) Laws, Rules and Business Practice;

(b) Plants and Turf;

(c) Landscape Construction;

(d) Grading and Drainage;

(e) Safety, Estimating, Soils, and Chemicals;

(f) Irrigation; and

(g) Backflow Prevention sections.

(5) If an applicant desires to be able to perform only irrigation and the installation of the backflow assemblies, the applicant must successfully pass the Laws, Rules and Business Practice, Irrigation and Backflow Prevention sections.

(6) If an applicant desires to obtain the probationary All Phase Plus Backflow license, the applicant must successfully pass within 12 months after the first sitting of any section: the

(a) Laws, Rules and Business Practice;

(b) Plants and Turf;

(c) Landscape Construction;

(d) Grading and Drainage;

(e) Safety, Estimating, Soils, and Chemicals;

(f) Irrigation; and

(g) Backflow Prevention sections.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325 - 183.500, 670.310 & 671.670
Stats. Implemented: ORS 671.570
Hist.: LC 3, f. & ef. 2-7-77; LC 1-1981, f. & ef. 10-8-81; LC 1-1984, f. & ef. 7-17-84; LCB 1-1988, f. 1-26-88, cert. ef. 2-1-88; Renumbered from 808-010-0025; LCB 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-93; LSCB 2-1994, f. 11-8-94, cert. ef. 11-15-94; LCB 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-98; LCB 3-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-16-98 thru 5-15-99; LCB 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-99; LCB 1-2001, f. 12-4-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; LCB 1-2003, f. 1-31-03, cert. ef. 2-1-03; LCB 1-2004, f. 1-27-04, cert. ef. 2-1-04; LCB 6-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; LCB 9-2007, f. 12-24-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; LCB 12-2009, f. 12-23-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; LCB 2-2013, f. 5-31-13, cert. ef. 6-1-13

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