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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS BOARD

 

DIVISION 22

NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS

812-022-0000

Authority, Purpose, Scope, Applicable Dates — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Authority. These rules are promulgated in accordance with ORS 701.082, which requires CCB to establish a residential continuing education system for licensed residential contractors, other than developers.

(2) Purpose. The purpose of these rules is to create a residential continuing education system. The Board shall adopt minimum standards for:

(a) Approving providers of residential continuing education;

(b) Approving courses for residential continuing education; and

(c) Where available, giving consideration to any residential continuing education program adopted by national construction licensing trade associations.

(3) Scope.

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

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

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

(d) These rules establish fees for:

(A) Provider approvals;

(B) Course approvals;

(C) Specialized education program approvals;

(D) Per attendee charge to providers for each completed approved course;

(E) Training offered by the agency; and

(F) Charge to providers that, by agreement, offer the agency-developed training.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0005

Definitions — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

The following definitions apply to OAR 812-022-0000 to 812-022-0047:

(1) “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 defined under 701.005(19) (2013) or licensed under ORS 656.850(2).

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

(2) “Instructor” means:

(a) Any individual who develops, or assists in developing, curriculum for any course;

(b) Any individual who presents a course in live format; or

(c) Any individual who is available to answer questions from course attendees or participants.

(3) “Licensing 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.

(4) “Officer” means an individual person as defined in ORS 701.005(12).

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

(6) “Residential contractor” means a licensed contractor as defined in ORS 701.005(13).

(7) “Responsible managing individual (RMI)” means an individual person as defined in ORS 701.005(16).

(8) “Series A Courses” means courses required under OAR 812-022-0015(2)(b) that CCB has approved pursuant to 812-022-0028.

(9) “Series B Courses” means courses satisfying requirements under OAR 812-022-0015(3)(b) that do not require CCB approval.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082; 701.005 & 701.035
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

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, 2015, 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 812-021-0025 or 812-022-0025 may continue to offer BEST or building codes courses previously approved by CCB under 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 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; CCB 6-2014, f. 6-26-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

812-022-0011

Residential Developer Exemption — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

Residential developers are exempt from the residential continuing education requirements in OAR 812-022-0000 to 812-022-0047.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0015

Minimum Continuing Education Requirements — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Except as provided in section (3), residential contractors shall have an owner, officer, RMI or employee, or a combination of those persons, who complete a minimum of eight hours of continuing education every licensing period as described in sections (2) and (3).

(2) Residential continuing education hours consist of the following:

(a) Three hours of education on laws, regulations and business practices offered by the agency or by an approved provider under an agreement with the agency; and

(b) Five hours of Series A Courses, approved by the agency and offered by approved providers, in one or more of the following subjects:

(A) Construction business practices;

(B) Marketing;

(C) Customer service;

(D) Accounting;

(E) Business law;

(F) Bidding;

(G) Building Codes; or

(H) Safety.

(3) Residential contractors that have not been licensed as a residential contractor during any part of the six-years immediately preceding their scheduled renewal date must complete an additional eight hours of residential continuing education offered by an approved provider. The education hours may include:

(a) Series A Courses described in section (2)(b);

(b) Series B Courses in one or more of the following subjects:

(A) Energy efficiency; or

(B) Trade specific subjects, such as roofing, excavation, or exterior shell construction, as selected by the contractor; or

(c) Courses in excess of three hours of education on laws, regulations and business practices offered by the agency, or by an approved provider under an agreement with the agency, as described in section (2)(a).

(4) Courses shall be a minimum of 50 minutes to qualify for one hour of residential continuing education credit. Courses shall be at least one credit hour.

(5) Credit shall not be given for an individual student repeating the same residential continuing education course during a two-year licensing period.

(6) 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 residential continuing education requirement is waived for that two-year licensing 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, 701.082, & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
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 6-2014, f. 6-26-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

812-022-0016

Fees for Agency Courses — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) The agency may charge a fee of $15 per course hour for courses in laws, regulations, and business practices, offered by the agency as provided in OAR 812-022-0015(2)(a).

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

(3) If the agency enters into agreements with providers to provide the agency’s courses on laws, regulations and business practices, the agency may charge providers an additional fee of $4 per student per course hour, in addition to the fees charged in section (1).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.267
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0018

Agreements to Offer Agency Courses — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

The agency may enter into agreements with approved providers to provide the agency’s courses on laws, regulations and business practices.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.126 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.267
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

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; CCB 6-2014, f. 6-26-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

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; CCB 6-2014, f. 6-26-14, cert. ef. 7-1-14

812-022-0025

Provider Approval — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

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

(2) Providers will apply for approval on a form, and submit fees, prescribed by the agency.

(3) Providers seeking approval to offer residential continuing education 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 the subject area(s) the provider intends to offer;

(d) Indication whether provider will offer:

(A) Series A Courses;

(B) Series B Courses; or

(C) Both Series A and Series B Courses; and

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

(4) To qualify for approval, providers must:

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

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

(c) Describe and follow a process for prompt resolution of complaints by registrants;

(d) Describe a process for cancellations and refunding registrant payments. If the provider does not permit cancellation or refunds, it must provide notice of that fact in a conspicuous manner in its advertising, solicitation and registration materials;

(e) Describe and follow attendance verification procedures;

(f) Provide an evaluation opportunity as prescribed by the agency for course attendees to complete;

(g) Be capable of submitting rating results to the agency by 12:00 noon of the business day following the day the contractor completes the course;

(h) Except as provided in OAR 812-022-0027(2), if offering agency developed courses, pursuant to an agreement under OAR 812-022-0018, or Series A Courses, provide a surety bond, as described in OAR 812-022-0027, in the amount of $20,000 obligating the surety to pay the State of Oregon any fees unpaid by provider;

(i) Except as provided in OAR 812-022-0026(3), pay fees as provided under OAR 812-022-0026; and

(j) Maintain records available for agency to inspect for at least six years.

(5) Only an approved provider may offer or provide residential continuing education to a contractor or a contractor’s employees.

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

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

(8) If providers change or add course types (Series A Courses or Series B Courses), they shall notify the agency within 24 hours.

(9) If providers change or add instructors, they shall notify the agency within 24 hours.

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

(11) The agency may withdraw approval issued to any provider that violates Oregon Laws 2013, chapter 718, or any rule of the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.265, 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.265
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 5-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-12-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14

812-022-0026

Fees for Provider Approval — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Providers will remit to the agency a non-refundable fee of $2,000, together with an application for approval, or renewal of approval, to offer Series A Courses, Series B Courses, or both Series A Courses and Series B Courses.

(2) Providers will be assessed a fee of $4 per student per hour for each Series A Course hour provided. Providers will pay agency the fees at the time provider submits each student’s records. The agency will establish the manner in which the provider must remit payment. Students will receive credit for Series A Course hours only after CCB receives provider’s payment.

(3) The fees established under section (1) of this rule do not apply to Oregon public community colleges or small business development centers (including BizCenter Online Learning).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.267
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.267
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 5-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-12-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14

812-022-0027

Surety Bond to Assure Performance of Agency Agreements

(1) Providers that provide Series A Courses as provided in OAR 812-022-0015(2)(b), will maintain a surety bond in the amount of $20,000, issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Oregon, for the benefit of the State of Oregon, Construction Contractors Board. The bond must be in the form “Series A Course Provider Surety Bond,” dated October 24, 2013.

(2) Section (1) of this rule does not apply to Oregon public community colleges or small business development centers (including BizCenter Online Learning).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.265, 701.267
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.265, 701.267
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 5-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-12-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14

812-022-0028

Course Approval — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) The agency will approve Series A Courses required under OAR 812-022-0015(2)(b). Providers seeking course approval must be approved providers under OAR 812-022-0025.

(2) A provider seeking approval for Series A Courses must submit the following:

(a) Course name, course description, objective of the offered course, and number of hours of continuing education credit sought (must be no less than one hour);

(b) A written description of the course instructors’ credentials, including years of education and experience in the subject matter they instruct;

(c) Course syllabus;

(d) Comprehensive course outline;

(e) Copies of the course materials provided to students;

(f) Cost of the offered course;

(g) 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;

(h) 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.

(i) Any other information as directed by the agency.

(3) The agency will only approve Series A Courses that the agency, in its sole discretion, considers offer high quality in the following respects:

(a) The course relates to one or more of the subjects listed in OAR 812-022-0015(2)(b);

(b) The course’s use of animation, audio, video or color to stimulate multiple learning styles;

(c) The course holds interest through the use of visual, textual, audio or interactive components;

(d) The course material is presented in a logical and understandable manner;

(e) The spelling, grammar and sentence structure in written materials are correct;

(f) For courses using internet, video, audio or other electronic media, the course program is technically sufficient (e.g., video does not “stutter”; internet material does not “lock up”); and

(g) For courses using internet, video, audio or other electronic media, there is adequate instruction and guidance to navigate from the beginning to the end of the course.

(4) The agency will only approve Series A Courses that provide qualified instructors to answer questions in real-time, either in person, by telephone or by electronic means (e.g. chat rooms, e-mail, instant message).

(5) Series A Course approval will be valid for two (2) years from the date the provider is approved by the agency.

(6) Providers must re-submit an application and fees for renewal of Series A Course approval. Renewal of approval will be subject to the same requirements as initial approval.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.265, 701.267
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.265, 701.267
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

812-022-0029

Fees for Course Approval — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

Providers will remit to the agency a non-refundable fee of $100 together with an application for approval of any Series A Course.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.265, 701.267
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.267
Hist.: CCB 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-29-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14

812-022-0033

Provider Rosters, Notification of Completion and Certificates of Completion for Series A Course Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Providers will maintain rosters capturing data for all contractors that complete Series A Courses, as described in 812-022-0015(2)(b). Rosters will contain the following information:

(a) Course name and any other information identifying course, as required by agency:

(b) Contractor’s name;

(c) Contractor’s license number;

(d) Name of individual attending or completing the course;

(e) Relationship of individual completing the course to contractor (e.g. owner, officer, member, employee);

(f) Date individual attended or completed the course;

(g) Number of hours credit obtained by attending or completing the course; and

(h) Certification by individual completing the course that the identified individual:

(A) Attended or completed the entire course; and

(B) No other individual attended, completed or assisted in completing the course in place of the individual.

(2) Providers will transmit data, as directed by the agency, containing the information in section (1) and notifying the agency when a contractor completes a Series A Course. Providers must submit data by 12:00 noon of the business day following the date the contractor completes the course.

(3) Upon satisfactory completion of each Series A Course, providers will prepare a certificate of completion for the person completing the course. The certificate of completion will contain the following information:

(a) Provider name;

(b) Provider number assigned by the agency;

(c) Course name;

(d) Course number assigned by the agency;

(e) Number of credit hours;

(f) Date of course completion;

(g) Student name;

(h) Name of contractor with which student is associated;

(i) Contractor CCB number; and

(j) Any other information required by the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.267 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.267
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0034

Completion and Registration of Series B Courses — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Contractors that were not licensed as a residential contractor during any part of the six-year period immediately preceding the renewal must complete eight hours of residential continuing education, which may include Series A Courses described in OAR 812-022-0015(2)(b) or Series B Courses described in OAR 812-022-0015(3)(b).

(2) The agency will register Series B Courses authorized under OAR 812-022-0015(3)(b). Providers seeking course approval must be approved providers under OAR 812-022-0025.

(3) A provider registering Series B Courses must submit the following:

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

(b) Cost of the offered course;

(c) 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;

(d) For self-study courses:

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

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

(e) Any other information as directed by the agency.

(4) Series B Course registration will be valid for two (2) years from the date the provider is approved by the agency.

(5) Providers must re-submit a registration form for renewal of Series B Course registration. Renewal of registration will be subject to the same requirements as initial registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082, 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-29-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14

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812-022-0035

Provider Rosters, Notification of Completion and Certificates of Completion for Series B Course Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) Providers will maintain rosters capturing data for all contractors that complete Series B Courses, as described in 812-022-0015(3)(b). Rosters will contain the following information:

(a) Course name and any other information identifying course, as required by agency:

(b) Contractor’s name;

(c) Contractor’s license number;

(d) Name of individual attending or completing the course;

(e) Relationship of individual completing the course to contractor (e.g. owner, officer, member, employee);

(f) Date individual attended or completed the course;

(g) Number of hours credit obtained by attending or completing the course; and

(h) Certification by individual completing the course that the identified individual:

(A) Attended or completed the entire course; and

(B) No other individual attended, completed or assisted in completing the course in place of the individual.

(2) Providers will transmit data, as directed by the agency, containing the information in section (1) and notifying the agency when a contractor completes a Series B Course. Providers must submit data by 12:00 noon of the business day following the date the contractor completes the course.

(3) Upon satisfactory completion of each Series B Course, providers will prepare a certificate of completion for the person completing the course. The certificate of completion will contain the following information:

(a) Provider name;

(b) Provider number assigned by the agency;

(c) Course name;

(d) Course number assigned by the agency;

(e) Number of credit hours;

(f) Date of course completion;

(g) Student name;

(h) Name of contractor with which student is associated;

(i) Contractor CCB number; and

(j) Any other information required by the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.265, 701.267
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.265, 701.267
Hist.: CCB 3-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-29-13 thru 4-26-14; CCB 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-14

812-022-0036

Agency Tracking of Hours — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) The agency will track completion of Series A and Series B Course hours.

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

(3) The agency may notify contractors, in advance of their renewal dates, of reported Series B.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0037

Certification, Recordkeeping, and Review — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

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

(a) 24 months after the renewal date for which the residential continuing 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 residential continuing education records for review.

(3) If a contractor cannot prove that it completed the residential 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, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0040

Inactive Status During the License Period or Upon Renewal — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

(1) If a contractor is inactive for less than one year and seeks to renew in active status, the contractor must complete all residential continuing education required under OAR 812-022-0015. The contractor may satisfy the requirement by residential continuing education completed during the inactive period.

(2) If a contractor is inactive for one year or more during the licensing period and seeks to renew in active status, the contractor is not required to complete the residential continuing education requirements under OAR 812-022-0015.

(3) If a contractor is inactive for any period of time and seeks to renew in inactive status, the contractor is not required to complete residential continuing education required under OAR 812-022-0015.

(4) If a contractor is active at the time of renewal and seeks to renew in inactive status, the contractor is not required to complete the residential continuing education requirements under OAR 812-022-0015.

(5) Notwithstanding section (4), if an inactive contractor renews to inactive status and seeks to change to active status during the two-year licensing period, the contractor must complete residential continuing education required in OAR 812-022-0015. The contractor may satisfy the requirement by residential continuing education completed during the inactive period. Hours completed and credited towards this renewal may not be included for contractor’s next renewal.

(6) Hours completed and credited towards one renewal may not be included for contractor’s next renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.063 & 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0042

Lapse in License — Continuing Education for Residential Contractors (SB 783)

If a license lapses and a contractor applies for renewal as provided in ORS 701.063(4) and OAR 812-003-0300, the contractor must satisfy the residential continuing education requirements of 812-022-0015. The contractor may satisfy the requirement by residential continuing education completed during the lapse period.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.063 & 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0045

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, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-022-0047

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, 701.082 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.082
Hist.: CCB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-13; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

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