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Oregon Bulletin

December 1, 2012

Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division, Chapter 918

Rule Caption: Amends HB 3462 training program and certification rules.

Adm. Order No.: BCD 13-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-7-2012

Certified to be Effective: 11-7-12 thru 5-6-13

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 918-098-1530, 918-098-1550

Subject: These temporary rules provide flexibility for the division to independently evaluate and certify individuals under the House Bill 3462 training and certification pilot program.

Rules Coordinator: Richard J. Baumann—(503) 373-7559

918-098-1530

Training Programs

(1) Approved applicants must complete an appropriate division-approved training program and pass a division-approved examination for the desired specialized certification. Training program requirements are stated in OAR 918-098-1560 for the Specialized Solar Photo-Voltaic Inspector Certification, in 918-098-1570 for the Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification, and in 918-098-1580 for the Specialized Electrical Inspector Certification, and in 918-098-1590 and 918-098-1591 for the Specialized Finals Inspector Certification.

(2) Approved fieldwork supervisors must be qualified by training, licensure, and experience to perform the specialized inspector certification fieldwork inspections being performed.

(3) Fieldwork Training. A specialized inspector certification applicant is eligible to perform the required fieldwork training after the applicant has begun the division training program.

(4) Fieldwork Supervision. All specialized certification fieldwork training must be supervised and verified by an inspector with a valid Oregon Inspector Certification required to conduct the inspections being performed.

(a) An applicant’s fieldwork training must be documented on a division-approved form and signed by the inspector who supervised the inspections.

(b) An inspector supervising and verifying an applicant’s fieldwork training may not be qualified to conduct the inspections performed based solely on a specialized inspector certification issued according to these rules.

(5) Alternate Evaluation. The division may evaluate the skill and knowledge level of an specialized inspector applicant in lieu of some or all of the fieldwork requirements.

(6) Fieldwork Training Approval. A specialized inspector certification applicant must submit proof of completed fieldwork training, or alternate evaluation and approval by the division, to the division for verification and approval, and issuance of specialized inspector certification.

(7) Examination Approval. A specialized inspector certification applicant is eligible to take a certification examination once the application has been approved by the division. A certification will not be issued until the division receives proof that the applicant has successfully completed the required training program and passed the exam.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735
Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; BCD 25-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-18-11 thru 10-1-11; BCD 27-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; BCD 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-12 thru 6-30-12; BCD 7-2012, f. 6-27-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; BCD 13-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-7-12 thru 5-6-13

918-098-1550

Specialized Inspector Certification Issuance and Expiration

(1) Upon receiving proof of completion of all requirements listed in these rules, the division may issue the appropriate specialized inspector certification.

(2) The scope of a certification may be tailored to an individual’s knowledge level and skill as determined by the division through an independent evaluation, but may not exceed the scope of work allowed under the rules.

(3) All specialized certifications remain valid until January 2, 2018, if the holder maintains a current Oregon Inspector Certification. Should the holder fail to maintain a valid Oregon Inspector Certification, all certifications, including any specialized certification issued under this rule, become invalid and the holder may not conduct any inspections until the Oregon Inspector Certification is again valid.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735
Hist.: BCD 10-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 6-30-11; BCD 15-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; BCD 13-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-7-12 thru 5-6-13

Notes
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