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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS BOARD

 

DIVISION 21

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS

812-021-0000

Authority, Purpose, Scope — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Authority. These rules are promulgated in accordance with ORS 701.126, which requires CCB to establish a continuing education system for contractors, other than licensed developers.

(2) Purpose. The purpose of these rules is to create a continuing education system, including training in:

(a) Construction means and methods;

(b) Compliance with the state building code;

(c) Business practices; and

(d) Other topics as determined by the Board.

(3) Scope.

(a) These rules establish the content and hours required for continuing education.

(b) These rules establish procedures for recordkeeping, for verifying continuing education hours and for sanctions for failing to comply.

(c) These rules establish procedures for provider and course approval.

(d) These rules establish fees for provider and course approvals and for training offered by the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0005

Definitions — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

The following definitions apply to OAR 812-021-0000 to 812-021-0047:

(1) “BEST” means Building Exterior Shell Training.

(2) “Building code” means a specialty code as defined in ORS 455.010(7).

(3) “Employee” means:

(a) Any individual employed by a contractor; or

(b) A leased worker provided to a contractor by contract with a worker leasing company licensed under ORS 656.850(2).

(c) “Employee” does not include a subcontractor, which is an independent contractor, or a temporary employee.

(4) “‘Green’ or sustainable building practices” means the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources such as energy, water, and materials, while reducing building impacts on human health or the environment.

(5) “License period” means the two-year period from the date a contractor’s license is first issued or last renewed until the date the license is next scheduled to expire.

(6) “Officer” means an individual person as defined in OAR 812-002-0533.

(7) “Owner” means an individual person as defined in OAR 812-002-0537.

(8) “Residential contractor” means a licensed contractor as defined in ORS 701.005(12).

(9) “Responsible managing individual (RMI)” means an individual person as defined in ORS 701.005(15).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-13-12 thru 7-11-12; CCB 7-2012, f. 4-25-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12; CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

812-021-0010

Effective Date — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

OAR 812-021-0000 to 812-021-0047 take effect upon passage, and apply to residential contractors that renew their licenses on or after October 1, 2011.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0011

Residential Developer Exemption — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

Residential developers are exempt from the continuing education requirements in OAR 812-021-0000 to 812-021-0047.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0015

Minimum Continuing Education Requirements — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Residential contractors, other than residential limited contractors, shall have an owner, officer, RMI or employee, or a combination of those persons, who complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education every license period as described in sections (3) and (4).

(2) Residential limited contractors shall have an owner, officer, RMI or employee, or a combination of those persons, who complete:

(a) A minimum of eight hours of continuing education as described in subsection (3)(a), for license renewals on or after October 1, 2011, and before October 1, 2013;

(b) A minimum of eight hours of continuing education, for license renewals on or after October 1, 2013 as follows:

(A) Five core hours as described in subsection (5)(a); and

(B) Three elective hours as described in OAR 812-021-0019.

(3) For a residential contractor renewing on or after October 1, 2011, and before October 1, 2013, continuing education hours shall consist of the following:

(a) Eight core hours consisting of the following:

(A) Three hours of BEST offered by the agency or an approved provider;

(B) Two hours of education on one or more building codes offered by:

(i) A provider approved by the agency to offer courses in building codes; or

(ii) A provider offering a building codes course completed by the contractor on or before June 30, 2012, and approved by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division, or the International Codes Council; and

(C) Three hours of education on laws, regulations, and business practices offered by the agency.

(b) For residential contractors renewing on or after October 1, 2011, and before October 1, 2013, education on “green” or sustainable building practices may satisfy the requirement for education on one or more building codes as required in paragraph (B) of subsection (a) provided that the contractor completes the education on “green” or sustainable building practices on or before September 30, 2011.

(c) Eight elective hours which may be satisfied by completing additional core hours or by completing other construction related courses or as otherwise set forth in OAR 812-021-0019.

(4) Effective October 1, 2011, if a residential contractor renews its license on or after October 1, 2011, but before October 1, 2013, for that renewal period only, the contractor may include any continuing education hours that it earned from July 1, 2009, to the renewal date.

(5) For a residential contractor renewing on or after October 1, 2013, continuing education hours shall consist of the following:

(a) Five core hours consisting of the following:

(A) Two hours of education on one or more building codes offered by a provider approved by the agency to offer courses in building codes; and

(B) Three hours of education on laws, regulations, and business practices offered by the agency.

(b) Eleven elective hours which may be satisfied by completing additional core hours or by completing other construction related courses or as otherwise set forth in OAR 812-021-0019.

(6) Courses shall be a minimum of one clock hour to qualify for one hour of continuing education credit.

(7) Credit shall not be given for a person repeating the same continuing education course during a two-year period.

(8) If, during the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of the license, a residential contractor served on active duty in the United States armed forces, including but not limited to mobilization or deployment, the continuing education requirement is waived for that two-year period. This exemption applies only if the residential contractor is a:

(a) Sole proprietor without employees;

(b) Sole owner of a corporation; or

(c) Sole member of a limited liability company.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 5-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-28-11; CCB 13-2011, f. 9-29-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; CCB 15-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-18-11 thru 5-16-12; CCB 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-12

812-021-0016

Fees for Agency Courses — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) The agency may charge a fee of $15 per course hour for the following courses:

(a) Building Exterior Shell (BEST), offered by the agency as provided in OAR 812-021-0015(3)(a)(A).

(b) Construction Laws, Regulations, and Business Practices, offered by the agency as provided in OAR 812-021-0015(3)(a)(C) and 812-021-0015(4)(a)(B).

(2) In addition to the fee for the course, CCB may charge for processing, shipping and handling course materials made available other than online.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 14-2010, f. 8-24-10, cert. ef. 9-1-10; CCB 3-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-11 thru 10-25-11; CCB 4-2011, f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11

812-021-0019

Elective Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Elective hours may be earned by completing construction or construction business related offerings provided by any of the following:

(a) Post-secondary institutions such as colleges or universities;

(b) Trade schools;

(c) Trade associations;

(d) Professional societies;

(e) Private companies;

(f) Public agencies;

(g) Business associations;

(h) Contractor-provided in-house training programs;

(i) Non-profit organizations; or

(j) Manufacturers or businesses in the construction industry.

(2) Elective hours may be earned by completing trainings or demonstrations offered by building component manufacturers on product use, capabilities, or installation.

(3) Elective hours may be earned by completing education classes required to maintain another construction industry license, such as a certified home inspector or a registered professional engineer.

(4) Elective hours may be earned by completing core classes not otherwise completed for core credit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 4-2011, f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; CCB 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-12

812-021-0021

Exemptions from Continuing Education

(1) For purposes of this rule, “dwelling” means a shelter in which people live, such as buildings used exclusively for residential occupancy, including single-family, two-family (e.g. duplex) and multi-family (e.g. apartment) buildings.

(2) For purposes of this rule, “outbuilding” means a building accessory to a dwelling that is used by the persons who occupy the dwelling, including detached garages, shops, sheds and barns.

(3) The following persons are exempt from obtaining BEST education as required under OAR 812-021-0015(2) or (3)(a)(A):

(a) Contractors that are licensed as:

(A) Plumbing contractors under ORS 447.010 to 447.156; or

(B) Electrical contractors under ORS 479.630.

(b) Contractors that have an owner or officer who is licensed as:

(A) An architect under ORS 671.010 to 671.220, whether or not operating within the scope of that registration; or

(B) A professional engineer under ORS 672.002 to 672.325, whether or not operating within the scope of that license.

(c) Unless provided otherwise, contractors that do not perform work on a residential structure that is a dwelling or an outbuilding, including but not limited to:

(A) Contractors that only perform tree pruning, tree and stump removal, or tree and limb guying;

(B) Contractors that only forge, weld or fabricate ornamental iron, so long as the contractor does not attach or install the ornamental iron in or on a residential structure that is a dwelling or outbuilding;

(d) The following contractors are not exempt under subsection (c) of this section:

(A) Contractors that perform excavation for residential construction;

(B) Contractors that perform grading for residential construction;

(C) Contractors that perform concrete work for residential construction; and

(D) Contractors that perform paving for residential construction.

(4) The following persons are exempt from obtaining education in building codes as required under OAR 812-021-0015(2), (3)(a)(B) or (4)(a)(A):

(a) Contractors that are licensed as:

(A) Plumbing contractors under ORS 447.010 to 447.156; or

(B) Electrical contractors under ORS 479.630.

(b) Contractors that have an owner or officer who is licensed as:

(A) An architect under ORS 671.010 to 671.220, whether or not operating within the scope of that registration; or

(B) A professional engineer under ORS 672.002 to 672.325, whether or not operating within the scope of that license.

(c) Unless provided otherwise, contractors that do not perform work on a residential structure that is a dwelling or outbuilding, including but not limited to:

(A) Contractors that only perform tree pruning, tree and stump removal, or tree and limb guying;

(B) Contractors that only forge, weld or fabricate ornamental iron, so long as the contractor does not attach or install the ornamental iron in or on a residential structure that is a dwelling or an outbuilding;

(d) The following contractors are not exempt under subsection (c) of this section:

(A) Contractors that perform excavation for residential construction;

(B) Contractors that perform grading for residential construction;

(C) Contractors that perform concrete work for residential construction; and

(D) Contractors that perform paving for residential construction.

(5) Contractors that are exempt from the continuing education requirements under sections (3) or (4) of this rule must complete additional elective continuing education, as provided in OAR 812-021-0019, in an amount totaling the number of core hours that the contractor would otherwise be required to complete under 812-021-0015 but for the exemption.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 6-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-28-11; CCB 8-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-2-11 thru 12-28-11; CCB 13-2011, f. 9-29-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

812-021-0023

Carry Forward of Excess Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

If a residential contractor exceeds the requirement for continuing education in any license period, the residential contractor may carry forward a maximum of eight education hours into the next license period. The carry-forward hours will be credited as elective hours.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0025

Provider Approval, Standards, Fees and Renewal for Core — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) The agency will review and approve providers offering core continuing education.

(2) Providers will apply for approval on a form prescribed by the agency. Providers may, but need not, apply for approval at the same time they apply for course approval.

(3) Providers seeking approval to offer training in BEST or building codes must submit the following to the agency:

(a) Name, address and contact information of the provider;

(b) Business entity type of the provider and, if applicable, the Corporation Division business registry number;

(c) Description of provider business plan;

(d) Description of the core subject area(s) provider intends to offer; and

(e) Such other information or documentation as the agency may request.

(4) Notwithstanding sections (1) through (3) of this rule, a provider offering education on “green” or sustainable building practices that obtained provider approval before January 1, 2011, may continue to offer courses qualifying for mandatory core continuing education until September 30, 2011.

(5) Providers must remit to the agency together with their application:

(a) A non-refundable fee of $2,000 if applying to offer BEST;

(b) A non-refundable fee of $500 if applying to offer building codes; or

(c) A non-refundable fee of $2,500 if applying to offer both BEST and building codes.

(6) To qualify for approval, providers must:

(a) Certify the programs offered meet the minimum standards and content objectives established by the Board;

(b) Employ or contract with educators who have at least four years work experience or four years of education, or any combination of both, in the subject that they instruct;

(c) Be capable of entering and transmitting electronic data to the agency;

(d) Describe a process for prompt resolution of complaints by registrants;

(e) Describe a process for cancellations and refunding registrant payments; and

(f) If applying to offer BEST, provide a surety bond in an amount of $20,000 obligating the surety to pay registrants to whom the provider owes money for cancellation or other refunds that the provider fails to pay. The bond must be in the form adopted by the board as the “Continuing Education Provider Surety Bond” dated December 1, 2009.

(7) Only an approved provider may offer or provide training to a contractor or a contractor’s employees.

(8) An approved provider may not allow any person not approved by the agency as a provider to offer or provide training or courses of the approved provider.

(9) For purposes of this rule, “offer or provide” includes, but is not limited to, assisting the contractor or the contractor’s employees in obtaining or completing the courses or acting on behalf of an approved provider in advertising or soliciting the courses.

(10) Provider approval will be valid for two (2) years from the date the provider is approved by the agency.

(11) Providers must re-submit application and fees required under sections (3) and (5) of this rule for renewal of approval. Renewal of approval will be subject to the same requirements as initial approval.

(12) The agency may withdraw approval issued to any provider that violates ORS 701.126 or any rule of the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 8-2009, f. 12-28-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; CCB 14-2010, f. 8-24-10, cert. ef. 9-1-10; CCB 13-2011, f. 9-29-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; CCB 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-9-12 thru 8-7-12; CCB 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-12; CCB 7-2012, f. 4-25-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12

812-021-0028

Course Approval, Standards, Fees and Renewal for Core — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) The agency will approve courses that provide training in BEST or building codes.

(2) Approved courses may be offered as an individual course or as part of a comprehensive curriculum.

(3) A provider seeking approval of its courses must submit the following:

(a) Course name, course description, objectives of the offered course, and number of hours of continuing education credit;

(b) A written description of the course educator’s credentials;

(c) Copies of the course materials provided to registrants as described in section (4)(b);

(d) Cost of the offered course(s) to registrant;

(e) For live classes and classes held in real-time:

(A) Anticipated date, time, place of the course; and

(B) Number of registrants that each course can accommodate;

(f) For self-study courses:

(A) Anticipated date when the course will first be offered;

(B) Description of provider’s procedures to answer student questions; and

(C) The length of time a student has to complete the course and receive credit; and

(g) A non-refundable fee of $50 per credit hour submitted for approval.

(4) To meet minimum standards for course approval, the provider must:

(a) Submit the course syllabus describing the course objectives and content on BEST or building codes, as appropriate;

(b) Submit a comprehensive course outline on BEST or building codes, as appropriate;

(c) Have materials for each registrant:

(A) Of sufficient explanation and quality to provide information about the subject of BEST or building codes, as appropriate;

(B) A course syllabus; and

(C) A statement that the provider is responsible for the content of the course.

(d) Have no attendance restrictions except for payment of money or membership in the provider organization.

(5) Notwithstanding sections (1) through (4) of this rule, a course on “green” or sustainable building practices that obtained approval before January 1, 2011, may continue to qualify for mandatory core continuing education if completed on or before September 30, 2011.

(6) Providers seeking to offer BEST must offer training substantially equivalent to criteria established by the agency.

(7) Except as provided in section (5) of this rule, course approval will be valid for two (2) years from the date the course is approved by the agency.

(8) Providers must re-submit application and fees under this section for renewal of approval. Renewal of approval will be subject to the same requirements as initial approval.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 5-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-28-11; CCB 13-2011, f. 9-29-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

812-021-0030

Core Hours: BEST — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Only the agency and providers approved by the agency as BEST providers may offer or provide BEST. For purposes of this section, “offer or provide” includes, but is not limited to, assisting the contractor or the contractor’s employees in obtaining or completing the courses or acting on behalf of the approved provider in advertising or soliciting the courses.

(2) Only the agency or approved providers may charge contractors for BEST. Approved providers may charge contractors an amount determined by the provider.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-9-12 thru 8-7-12; CCB 7-2012, f. 4-25-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12

812-021-0031

Core Hours: Building Codes — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Only providers approved by the agency in building codes may offer or provide training in their approved subject area. For purposes of this section, “offer or provide” includes, but is not limited to, assisting the contractor or the contractor’s employees in obtaining or completing the courses or acting on behalf of the approved provider in advertising or soliciting the courses.

(2) Only approved providers may charge contractors for building code training. Approved providers may charge contractors an amount determined by the provider.

(3) Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, a provider approved by the agency before January 1, 2011 as qualified to offer training in “green” or sustainable building practices for mandatory core education may:

(a) Offer such training, so long as the course is completed on or before September 30, 2011; and

(b) Charge contractors for such training in an amount determined by the provider.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 13-2011, f. 9-29-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; CCB 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-9-12 thru 8-7-12; CCB 7-2012, f. 4-25-12, cert. ef. 5-1-12

812-021-0032

Core Hours: Agency Law, Rules, and Business Practices — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) The agency will make available to all contractors education on agency laws, regulations, and business practices.

(2) The agency may charge contractors for the law, regulation training, and business practices.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0033

Notification of Completion of Core Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

Provider will transmit data, as directed by the agency, notifying the agency when a contractor completes an approved course.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0034

Notification of Completion of Elective Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Contractors may provide data, as directed by the agency, notifying the agency when a contractor has taken an elective course.

(2) Contractors will certify completion of elective hours upon renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0035

Agency Tracking of Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) The agency will track completion of core hours.

(2) The agency may notify contractors, in advance of their renewal dates, of the number and type of core hours left to be completed before renewal.

(3) The agency may notify contractors, in advance of their renewal dates, of the reported elective hours and the number left to be completed before renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 13-2011, f. 9-29-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11

812-021-0037

Certification, Recordkeeping, and Review — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) Contractors shall maintain records of continuing education courses completed for a period of:

(a) 24 months after the renewal date for which the education was reported; or

(b) For a lapsed license, a period of 24 months after the date the license ceased to be lapsed.

(2) The agency may request any contractor’s continuing education records for review.

(3) If a contractor cannot prove that it completed the continuing education, the agency may suspend or refuse to renew the license until the contractor proves compliance or completes the missing courses.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 8-2012, f. 10-26-12, cert. ef. 11-1-12

812-021-0040

Inactive Status During the License Period or Upon Renewal — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) If a contractor is inactive for less than a year and seeks to renew in an active status, the contractor must complete the total continuing education hours required in OAR 812-021-0015 in order to renew. If the inactive contractor cannot prove that it completed the continuing education, the agency may refuse to convert the license to active status until the contractor proves compliance or completes the missing courses.

(2) If a contractor is inactive for one year or more during the license period and seeks to renew in an active status, the contractor is not required to complete the continuing education hours as required in OAR 812-021-0015 in order to renew.

(3) If a contractor is inactive for any period of time and seeks to renew in an inactive status, the contractor is not required to complete the continuing education hours required in OAR 812-021-0015 in order to renew.

(4) If a contractor is active at the time of renewal and seeks to renew in an inactive status, the contractor is not required to complete the continuing education hours required in OAR 812-021-0015 in order to renew.

(5) Notwithstanding section (4) of this rule, if an active contractor renews to an inactive status and seeks to change to active status during the two-year license renewal period, the contractor must complete the continuing education requirements in OAR 812-021-0015 in order to change to active status. Continuing education hours earned during the prior two-year license period and the period of inactivity may be included for determining compliance. If the inactive contractor cannot prove that it completed the continuing education, the agency may refuse to convert the license to active status until the contractor proves compliance or completes the missing courses. Notwithstanding 812-021-0015, hours completed during this same period and credited towards renewal to active may not be included for the contractor’s next renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.063 & 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-12; CCB 8-2012, f. 10-26-12, cert. ef. 11-1-12

812-021-0042

Lapse in License — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

If a license lapses and the contractor applies for renewal as provided in ORS 701.063(4) and OAR 812-003-0300, the contractor must satisfy the continuing education requirement in OAR 812-021-0015. The contractor may satisfy the requirement by continuing education completed during the lapse period.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

812-021-0045

Claiming Continuing Education Credits — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) A contractor may claim continuing education hours for courses completed during the time an employee is employed by the contractor. If the employee is a leased worker, the employee must complete the continuing education hours while leased to the contractor.

(2) If an employee completed continuing education before being hired by a contractor, the contractor may not claim those hours to satisfy its continuing education requirement.

(3) A contractor may claim continuing education hours for courses completed at the time the owner, officer or RMI is associated with the contractor.

(4) If an owner, officer or RMI completed continuing education before associating with a contractor, the contractor may not claim those hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

812-021-0047

Personnel of More than One Contractor — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors

(1) If an employee who completes a continuing education course is employed by more than one contractor at the time the employee completes the course, each employing contractor may claim the continuing education hours. For purposes of this rule, “employed by more than one contractor” does not include leased workers leased by more than one contractor. For leased workers, only one contractor may claim the continuing education credits.

(2) If an owner, officer or RMI who completes a continuing education course is associated with more than one contractor at the time the owner, officer or RMI completes the course, each affiliated contractor may claim the continuing education hours.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.126
Hist.: CCB 5-2009, f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

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